Top White Rappers
List of the Top White Rappers of 2023
Traditionally, white rappers were nonexistence in hip-hop with the genre being mostly within the black and urban community, despite for the longest the white community being the largest consumers of rap music. With a very large consumer base, it was just a matter of time until the consumer became the producer.
Some of the first notable white rappers were the likes of the Beastie Boys, MC Serch, Vanilla Ice, Insane Clown Posse, and a few others, while historically the most popular has been Detroit native Eminem. Eminem rose to the top of rap game during the late 1990s and has continued well into the 2020s, becoming one of the greatest rappers of all-time.
Currently, hip hop has transformed to having multiple genres and a much larger fanbase and market than in previous years. At the height of this era, numerous white rappers have produced some of hip hop’s biggest songs in the music industry.
As Rock & Roll and Pop music have become less popular, rap has become the world’s number one genre of music. With hip hop’s popularity the lineup of rap artists has tremendously grown, and this includes the long list of white rappers, from your commercial and mainstream rap artists to the representers of the subgenres of emo and country rap music.
Top 50 White Rappers
Most would agree that Eminem has solidified himself as one of the greatest rap artists of all-time. One of the first rappers from the Midwest to reach international success, Eminem debut in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP after years of grinding and building a buzz. Since his 1999 release, Eminem, with the backing of Dr. Dre, has released close to ten albums, all classics and well received by fans.
2. Post Malone
After his arrival into the industry with the hit song “White Iverson” in 2015, Post Malone would eventually become one of the world’s top pop stars. With a long list of achievements, Post Malone has played a major role in the change of today’s hip hop as many have been moving away from the more traditional style and sounds of hip hop and moving towards a melodic and pop sound of rap music.
3. Central Cee
U.K. rapper Central Cee has rapidly established himself as a formidable force within the British music scene. With his distinctive blend of drill and hip-hop, he has captivated audiences throughout the world. In a relatively short span of time, Central Cee has managed to amass a loyal following, propelling him to the forefront of the U.K.’s rap scene with only two albums, Wild West and 23, but a host of hip-hop’s biggest hits.
4. The Kid Laroi
The Kid Laroi has come a long way, and not just literally, as he is originally from Australia. The once rising star has risen to becoming one of the world’s top rap artists, from a beginning with very little notoriety. With the once backing of Chicago rap legend Lil Bibby and his Grade A Productions imprint, The Kid Laroi began to make a name for himself during 2020 with a host of hits, like “Without You” and “So Done.”
5. Jack Harlow
Not only the biggest rap star to ever come out of Kentucky, but as of 2022 Jack Harlow was the hottest rapper in the game, winning the hearts of millions of fans. No one can deny the talent of Jack Harlow with his creative wordplay, but viewing his early days in hip hop around 2017 with his nerdy look compared to his more recent time in rap, he has now managed to truly become an icon in hip hop.
The Bay Area rapper’s long rise into hip hop has led him to accumulation of close to 10 billion views and streams over the course of his career. With over 10 years in the rap game, G-Eazy has a long resume and an extensive catalog of hit after hit. G-Eazy’s path to the top has included songs like “Me, Myself & I,” “Him & I,” “No Limit,” and “I Mean It,” while also appearances as a featured artist on some of hip hop’s top songs of this era.
Arguably one of hip hop’s most talented and innovative artists, the mysterious NF has slowly become a rap legend. With little to no promotion and hardly any social media presence, NF proves that talent outweighs the millions spent promoting talentless artists. Since debuting in 2014, NF has stayed consistent and has developed a core fanbase.
8. Machine Gun Kelly
Following the years of Bone Thugs N Harmony there was no reputation in hip hop for the city of Cleveland, at least until Machine Gun Kelly announced his presence with 2011’s “Wild Boy.” Years of growth as a musician has led to the transformation of Machine Gun Kelly. The Ohio native went from being once considered as one of the nation’s top rap stars, to now being considered as one of music’s top rock stars.
An Italian-American rapper whose style is a combination of melodies and clever rhymes, Russ stayed patiently persistent over the course of his career. After years of unheard releases, 2015’s There’s Really a Wolf took Russ’ career to new levels with the hit songs of “What They Want” and “Losin Control.” Since the 2015 release, Russ has transitioned into becoming a true icon in and outside of music.
10. Iggy Azalea
One of Australia’s most noteworthy stars, Iggy Azalea began her career within the American rap scene during the early 2010s tied with Atlanta rap legend T.I. Following the release of the EP Change Your Life and her first official single “Work,” Iggy Azalea released one of music’s biggest hits, “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX. Following the megahit, Iggy Azalea quickly became one of the top pop stars and one of the most renowned female rappers in music.
Coming straight out of New Orleans, the $uicideboy$ are a modern-day version of Three 6 Mafia, but with their own twist. A style of horrorcore rap and hip hop’s version of heavy metal rock and roll, the $uicideboy$’s dark theme has helped them create a niche category in hip hop that is solely for them.
12. Jelly Roll
A Tennessee legend, this country rap star debuted through collaborating with Hypnotize Minds and Three 6 Mafia affiliate Lil Wyte. Since beginning during the early 2010s, Jelly Roll has now transitioned to becoming a much more skilled and accomplished artist, showcasing versatility with a mixture of hip hop music over country melodies.
On a level above most lyricists, since Logic’s debut album, 2014’s Under Pressure, all of his projects have peaked to top 5 on the US charts and all have reached much global success. Easily a standout artist, Logic has always been one of hip hop’s most gifted rappers, proving time after time through every release that his artistry and lyricism is unmatched.
U.K. rapper ArrDee has rapidly emerged as an influential figure within the British rap scene. Bursting onto the hip hop landscape in 2021, he quicly captured the attention of fans with a distinctive style that effortlessly combines elements of grime, trap, and classic hip-hop. ArrDee’s innovative approach to the genre has pushed boundaries and challenged preconceived notions of what UK rap can be.
Not only a legend in hip hop, but Yelawolf has become one of the most impactful rappers of our time. Grinding for years during the 2000s, Yelawolf finally reached stardom with his southern classic Trunk Muzik. Since his 2009 release, Yelawolf has built his own brand and label of Slumerican, released dozens of projects, collaborating with some of hip hop’s biggest names, has given numerous artists opportunities, and has built his own core following.
16. Tom MacDonald
Tom MacDonald is truly what the world currently needs. Speaking truth to power, Tom MacDonald has grown a strong following through his slick wordplay of exposing how things really are and not the lies and fantasies that most rap artists display in their music.
Bringing hip-hop to the country, or rural America, Upchurch has become one of the premier country rap artists, a genre that combines hip-hop and country music. Hailing from Nashville, or right outside in Cheatham County, the country music capital of the world, Upchurch began his career in 2015 following the release of “Cheatham County,” “Country Way,” and one his notable tracks to date, “Can I Get a Outlaw.”
18. Jake Hill
Bringing his own style and his own version of hip-hop to the rap game, Jake Hill is a one of a kind talent, mixing rap music with pop rock, or as he proclaims metalcore. Entering music in 2017, Jake Hill has since branded himself into becoming one of the top artists of one of hip-hop’s top subcultures.
19. Arizona Zervas
Arizona Zervas gained a devoted following through his hip-hop and R&B-influenced music. He rose to the occasion with his viral hit single “Roxanne” in 2019, which propelled him into a major-label deal with Columbia Records. Since then, Zervas has released a plethora of tracks and collaborations, showcasing his ability to blend hip-hop and pop genres seamlessly. Despite being born in Maryland, his music has resonated with fans worldwide.
20. Josh A
With state-of-the-art visuals, Josh A’s unorthodox approach has brought him well into the spotlight. The Florida native stepped out into music during the mid 2010s, quickly sparking success, Josh A’s attempt at music would become a man conquering new feats. Since his debut, the inconspicuous Josh A has released 20 albums, gained hundreds of thousands of fans, and achieved an accumulation of over 350 million YouTube views and over 1 billion streams.
21. Witt Lowry
With his first appearances being in 2014, Witt Lowry’s career would eventually bring fans hit songs like “Into Your Arms” featuring Ava Max and four great albums, Dreaming With Our Eyes Open in 2015, I Could Not Plan This in 2017, Nevers Road in 2019, and If You Don’t Like the Story Write Your Own.
One of New England’s top rap artists, and probably one of the most legendary citizens to ever come from Rhode Island, Mike Stud began his path into music as a Duke University baseball player. With over ten years under his belt, Mike Stud has come a long way from his debut song “College Humor,” released in 2010.
23. Lil Xan
One of the leaders of the whole emo rap movement, Lil Xan has been around for some time now. With him being named after a prescription drug, Xanax, should give clues on what to expect from this San Bernardino County native. Despite being the center of controversy and much criticism, Lil Xan has remained among the top rap artists of our generation.
24. Qveen Herby
From a small Nebraska town to the big lights of the entertainment industry, Qveen Herby’s career began years ago, one half of the duo Karmin, who began as a group during the early 2010s. The versatile and multitalented R&B and hip-hop artist would eventually start a solo career in 2017 releasing multiple EPs, in which she has continued today, releasing over a dozen to date.
25. Adam Calhoun
One of the leaders of the country rap scene, and often considered by some as controversial, Adam Calhoun gained notoriety in music with tracks like “Die Tonight” with Upchurch, “Racism,” “Crossroads,” “Catch Hell,” and “Whiteboyz” with Tom McDonald, alongside releasing over ten solo and collaborative albums.
For true hip hop heads and fans that miss rappers that actually rap with bars and dope lyrics, then this Canadian rap legend is for you. Merkules has put in years of work, while collaborating with some of the rap game’s top rappers. The combination of hard work and talent has landed Merkules in a league of his own, a man with his own lane racing pass all of the inferior rappers.
27. Struggle Jennings
Growing up in the nation’s country music capital of Nashville, Struggle Jennings would become one of the first white rappers to gain popularity for the country hip-hop style of music. Coming from a strong bloodline of acclaimed country musicians, Struggle Jennings would take his turn in music during the early 2010s, first linking with the likes of Yelawolf and Jellyroll and later releasing his debut album I Am Struggle in 2013.
Token has long emerged as one of New England’s top starring rap artists, as he hails from Salem, Massachusetts. He has been gaining recognition and a growing fanbase since his debut in 2014 with his mixtape release. Since then, he has continued to release singles and mixtapes, with his debut studio album, “Pink Is Better,” dropping in 2022 through Atlantic Records and his label Never Too Different. Token’s inspiring journey from writing poetry at a young age to becoming a prominent rapper showcases his determination and passion for music.
29. Chris Webby
A true veteran rapper and a true hip hop artist, being involved in rap music is not just a trend for Chris Webby, but a lifestyle. With a career dating back to the late 2000s, Chris Webby may not be the most notarized rap star, but he has showcased that he is the most passionate and one of the most hardworking.
One of the fan favorites out of Massachusetts and a self-proclaimed the best white rapper in hip-hop, at least the most respected. He has gained recognition for his ability to channel his life experiences into his lyrics, delivering them with precision and raw emotion. In 2015, he released his debut mixtape, Sped, but his ongoing Blanco mixtape series has been pivotal in his career, with the fifth installment reaching the number two spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 2022.
31. Sik World
Since entering hip-hop, the career of Sik World has brought fans five albums, ranging from 2017’s Still Lost to 2022’s Disconnected and Here Alone, and noteworthy tracks like “7 Years,” “IDGAF,” “No One Knows,” and “Reflection” leading to millions of streams and views.
32. Paul Wall
Houston Texas rapper Paul Wall has been making significant strides in the world of hip-hop since his debut in the early 2000s. He emerged from the thriving Southern rap scene, distinguishing himself with a unique flow and style. He first began with Swishahouse, linked besides Chamillionaire, and featured on the hit song “Still Tippin’,” with Mike Jones and Slim Thug. Paul Wall would continue his rise and release several chart-topping albums, like The People’s Champ (2005) and Get Money Stay True (2007), before debuting with the mixtape Chick Magnet.
Former Strange Music affiliate and Georgia native began his career during the 2000s. With the help of Yelawof, Rittz would make his breakthrough their collaboration on Box Chevy. Since his debut, he has not looked back, especially with a string of classics like The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, Next to Nothing, and Top of the Line.
34. Bhad Bhabie
Bhad Bhabie initially came into the spotlight after her appearance on the Dr. Phil show in 2016, with the slogan “Cash Me Outside.” Despite her fame, Bhad Bhabie reveals that she never aspired to have a music career but pursued it because she loves music. Since signing with Warner Music in 2017, she has gained over 200 million streams and over 1 billion YouTube views.
35. Hoodie Allen
Originating from Long Island, New York, Hoodie Allen’s path in music was not typical, graduating from an Ivy League school, only to be followed by entering the tech field. Regardless of his initial path, the talented Hoodie Allen found his calling, officially debuting in 2009 with the Making Waves mixtape. Since 2009 and six full length albums later, Hoodie Allen has brought into hip-hop songs like “No Interruption,” “Surprise Party,” “No Faith in Brooklyn,” and “All About It” with Ed Sheeran.
36. Yung Pinch
The Huntington Beach native Yung Pinch may be under some rap fans’ radar, but with a catalog that includes songs like “Look Like”, “Rock With Us”, or “When I Was Young,” Yung Pinch has gradually made his way into consideration as one of the top West Coast rap artists.
37. Matt Ox
Being raised in a city that produced hip-hop legends, from the Fresh Prince to Beanie Siegel and State Property to now with Lil Uzi Vert and Meek Mill, Matt Ox has become one of the premiere Philadelphia rappers in the city, a career that has been on a rise since 2017’s “Overwhelming.”
A veteran rapper among Canada’s rap and hip-hop scene, Madchild came to the forefront of Canadian hip-hop during the early 2000s, beginning with rap group Swollen Members. Jumping into his career as a solo artist with the release of his debut album, 2012’s Dope Sick, but not before releasing his self-titled EP of 2009, Madchild.
39. Marlon Craft
A native of Manhattan, New York, Marlon Craft made his mark in the music industry with the release of his debut album, The Tunnel’s End during 2017. In 2019 he relased the acclaimed album Funhouse Mirror, which reached the number one spot on iTunes’ Top Hip-Hop Albums chart. Before his album releases, Craft gained fanfare for his freestyle videos on YouTube. Years later, he has released seven full length projects, including 2022’s While We’re Here.
40. Riff Raff
One thing is for certain that you will be entertained by Riff Raff. The Texas native made his world debut years ago on MTV’s reality show From G’s to Gents. Though he did not when the contest, it was immediately understood who stole the show. Ever since appearing on MTV, Riff Raff has been making major moves in the rap game.
41. Bubba Sparxxx
Bubba Sparxxx is a hip-hop legend hailing from Georgia who is known for his unique blend of country and rap music. He discovered his passion for rapping at a young age and went on to sign with Interscope Records in 2000. His debut album was a huge success, paving the way for several more albums throughout his career. Some of his most popular songs include “Ugly” and “Deliverance.” Following a long hiatus, Bubba Sparxxx has made recent comeback into the industry.
42. Cal Scruby
A fun and creative way of approaching hip-hop, Cal Scrubby has been gaining fans since 2017’s “Ain’t S*** Changed” with Chris Brown. A Midwestern rapper from the state of Ohio, Cal Scrubby has stayed persistent since his early entry into hip-hop, dropping bangers like “Money Buy Drugs” and classic albums like Casino and While You Were Sleeping.
43. Tay Money
A newcomer to the rap game, the North Texas native has become another representation for women in hip hop. With hit songs like “Trappers Delight,” “Bussin,” and “Brat,” Tay Money is only on the rise with much more expected from her career as an artist.
Las Vegas’ own has been on a considerable rise of late. While his initial start being with 2013’s Zzyzx Road and several single releases, Ekoh has since gain favor in hip-hop. Hidden by the bright lights of Las Vegas strip, the Vegas hip-hop scene is not totally nonexistence, but Ekoh has emerged as one of the top leading rappers.
Hailing from Central Florida’s Orange County, Caskey has moved well beyond the point of needing to prove himself in the rap game. Well respected by his peers and reached multiple levels within the music industry, Caskey is one of hip hop’s most underrated artists.
47. Beez Believe
Bezz Believe is a rising rapper who first appeared after the release of his 2011 debut, with the mixtape Live From Niagara Falls. With his one of a kind style and captivating appearance, he has caught the attention of of many. Bezz Believe has even had the opportunity to share the stage with renowned rappers like Drake and Big Sean, while working with greats like Gucci Mane, Jelly Roll, and Kevin Gates. His music predominantly draws inspiration from the southern region, adding a distinct flavor to the country rap scene.
Nebraska’s top representer in hip-hop, SK8’s recent ascent in music has landed him among the industry’s top legends, Sum 41 and Wiz Khalifa. Diverse and versatile, a catalogue with rap and pop rock music, SK8 is a rising star that will soon become a household name to many.
One of the many new faces entering hip-hop, Ktlyn who just happens to rap is fresh off the release of the smash hit, “Big Mad.” With her stocking in music rising, through her recent singles and featuring with Russ on “HANDSOMER,” Ktlyn’s career is towards the right direction.
50. Lil Wyte
Memphis rapper Lil Wyte was first introduced as member of the rap collective Hypnotize Camp Posse. Lil Wyte’s breakthrough came when Three 6 Mafia signed him after hearing his demo tape and later with his debut album, Doubt Me Now, which was released in 2003. Known for his rapid lyricism, Lil Wyte has also released several mixtapes and collaborated with some of hip-hop’s top white rappers.
51. Oliver Francis
While familiar to some and unfamiliar to others, Oliver Francis has remained as one of the top talented white rappers since his beginning over seven years ago. Popular songs like “AAHYEAH,” “Chernobyl,” “wwaavvyy,” “Gemini,” “100K,” and “Anti-Grav,” alongside a host of albums has given Oliver Francis a considerable position in hip-hop.
In what began as a controversial career, the Florida native has since turned his life and career around. Originally shocking the hip-hop world with his off the wall appearance and his aggressive deliverance, Stitches has maintained his career in rap, producing over a dozen mixtapes and albums since introducing himself in 2015 to the masses.
With a host of albums since 2012, debuting The Closers and recently dropping Nobody’s Happy All the Time, SonReal is one hip-hop’s top creative geniuses, often mixing pop music with hip-hop, holding a well diverse catalog of music.
54. Brooke Candy
The sensual and erotic Brooke Candy is quite the unique and one of a kind artist among this lineup of female rappers. Hailing from Southern California, Brooke Candy’s career jump started during 2012, releasing her first single “Das Me.” While formally working as an exotic dancer and later a stylist for Hustler magazine, Brooke Candy’s style of rap and form of music comes to no surprise.
55. Jamie Ray
Jamie Ray is a talented country rapper coming out of Winter Haven, Florida. With a passion for music that started at the young age of 12, Jamie Ray began rapping and honing his skills. It wasn’t until his collaborations with NBA Youngboy on “16” and Lil Baby on “How It Go,” did he begin to make a name for himself. In 2016, he released his debut mixtape Creepin’ on the Rise, which showcased his promising talent. Jamie Ray continued to make waves with his mixtape Castles in the Air in 2017, Vaccine in 2020, and Country Trap in 2022.
Lucidious is an independent rapper who has accumulated over 100 million Spotify streams, becoming one of the top rising white rappers in the game. Born in Virginia, Lucidious released his debut album in 2015, followed by another album in 2016. Despite graduating with a degree in criminology, Lucidious decided to pursue his passion for hip-hop. His stage name, “Lucidious,” is derived from the word “lucid” and the concept of lucid dreaming.
57. Chanel west coast
Chanel West Coast, known for her appearances on MTV’s Fantasy Factory and as a cohost on Ridiculousness, has become a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. With over three million followers on Instagram, she has successfully expanded her career as a rapper, singer, and model. Chanel first gained attention in 2008 when she showcased her rap skills in a battle on Fantasy Factory. In 2015, Chanel signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment and has collaborated with notable artists such as YG, Snoop Dogg, and French Montana.
A darker side to hip-hop, rapper Bexey has appeared as one top branded rap artists of the emo rap scene. Debuting alongside Lil Peep during the late 2010s, Bexey has remained steady in rap since the fallen of his former comrade.
Another leading artist of the country rap scene, but also an artist to bring in one of the most undiluted forms of hip-hop to rap’s subculture. Hosier first major appearances was in 2017, and since has grown quite a fanbase with songs like “Long Bumpy Road,” “Redneck Anthem,” “Country Boy Style,” “My Pain,” and “To The Max.”
60. Ryan Oakes
A top streaming artist, since 2016 Ryan Oakes has been on an unstoppable grind. With his relentless effort, Ryan Oakes become known for songs like, “Numb,” “2AM,” “Hellboy,” “Energy,” and “I’m Fine,” alongside a set of albums and EPs.
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