Last month, the white rapper G-Eazy — a handsome ectomorph sporting a motorcycle jacket and s-slick hair — headlined a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, part of a weekslong tour. Over the last couple of years, this Oakland, Calif. But G-Eazy has achieved a large chunk of this success via a hip-hop side door — not reliant on traditional gatekeepers like hip-hop radio or the support of an established black mentor. And his big single is like a simulacrum of a mainstream hip-hop hit. It has the same structure as a conventional hip-hop crossover attempt — rapper on the verses, singer on the hook — but here, both rapper and singer are white. The most revealing aspect of the G-Eazy tour was its promotional image : a painted tableau of G-Eazy and his fellow headliner Logic born to a black father and white mother , flanked on either side by the opening acts, YG and Yo Gotti, both of whom are black. But in a sleight of hue, everyone in the image appears to have similar skin tone. Race has practically been erased. This gesture was avoidant, devious, disingenuous, rude.
The 25 Greatest White Rappers in the World
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Who can dispute the talents of hip hop giants like Eminem, Beastie Boys, and Macklemore? While white rappers sometimes fly under the radar, those that make it in the genre make it big. With some of the biggest selling artists of the last 30 years coming from the world of rap, hip hop is clearly not the fleeting fad people once thought. Here, we look at a rundown of the top 20 greatest white rappers of all time. Just creeping onto our list at number 20 is the rapper, singer and songwriter, Erik Francis Schrody better known by his stage name, Everlast.
Though it took a while for the music to catch on with them, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white. While this may be hard to fathom or even accept for some, white rappers have not only been some of the most unappreciated or scoffed at in the game, but they frequently fly under the radar. These white rappers are getting the due they deserve, since after all, they are considered some of the best in history. In addition to the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, in the late '90s, after years of mainstream white hip hop diluted the pool, Eminem became one of the most popular and respected MCs of his time. With provocative and controversial lyrics, along with association with legendary producer Dr. Dre, Slim Shady catapulted to the top of both the album charts and became at one point one of the best rappers in the game, impressively releasing his 10th studio album in More recently, Macklemore has become one of the most popular rappers on the planet, not to mention one of the best new white rappers. His socially conscious lyrics combined with the slick production of Ryan Lewis have combined two elements of hip hop to create one of the catchiest, and most acclaimed sounds in recent memory. While there are still some people who can't stand his brand of rap, Macklemore is easily one of the most famous white rappers of all time.
Despite the hip hop industry being a predominantly black industry, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white. White rappers have not only been some of the most unappreciated or scoffed at in the game, but they frequently fly under the radar. These white rappers are getting the due they deserve since, after all, they are considered some of the best in history. This collection is about the 25 greatest white rappers in the world. We have tried to make sure they are as up to date as possible. Allen started to work at Google before he pursued a music career full-time. Paz is the frontman of the hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture.