13 for 13 | Thank God for That White: 13 Songs by White Rappers Not Named Eminem or Macklemore

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We might not be the biggest Macklemore fans over here, but we can admit that dude blew the fuck up in 2013. He beasted from the Billboard charts to the Grammy nominations, selling massive amounts of singles and albums worldwide. And Eminem, well he came back stronger than ever in 2013, proving why he’s one of the greatest rap artists of all-time with the sequel to his untouchable classic The Marshall Mathers LP. Yes, the white rapper thrived in 2013 thanks to these two dudes, but there were plenty more pale-skin MCs who did their thing during the past 12 months. And though noting a rapper’s complexion seems to be a thing of the past nowadays, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the other white rappers out here repping the culture, besides the two obvious ones that everyone can’t stop talking about. Here are 13 Songs by White Rappers Not Named Macklemore or Eminem. Enjoy the variety, courtesy of NahRight and UpNorthTrips.

1. Aaron Cohen “Potential Fans” – Real motherfuckers know who he is.

2. Action Bronson “Heel Toe” – We loved joints like “No Time” and “The Rockers” with Wiz Khalifa on Saaab Stories, but man, we wish this Harry Fraud-produced loosie found its way onto the EP. This was our shit all summer.

3. Asher Roth ft. Curren$y “Dude” – Asher Roth did his thing on this Curren$y-assisted cut, where he let his laid-back stoner persona all hang out.

4. Beautiful Lou ft. Riff Raff and Action Bronson “Long Pinky” – Producer Beautiful Lou provides the beat for Riff and Bam Bam to follow up their 2012 classic “Bird On A Wire.”

5. Eddie B ft. Smoke DZA “Loudpack” – Eddie spits double-time with Smoke DZA on this Harry Fraud-produced track off Paper, Piff & Polo.

6. Genovese ft. Styles “Walk The Streets” – Yonkers rapper Genovese took a few years off from rapping, but returned this year with some help from his old pal Styles P, who you may remember spit the hook on Geno’s DJ Clue tape classic “Genovese Thesis.”

7. Ill Bill ft. El-P “Severed Heads of State” – No-nonsense bars by two underground Brooklyn rap legends, off Ill Bill’s The Grimy Awards.

8. Kosha Dillz ft. Gangsta Boo and Murs “Where My Homies Be” – In what quite possibly was the oddest pairing of artists on a song this year, Jewish rapper extraordinaire Kosha Dillz linked with his label head Murs and Gangsta Boo for this fun party joint off his latest album Awkward In a Good Way.

9. Lil Dicky “Darwin” – Philly’s own Lil Dicky goes in over Hov’s “Somewhere in America” on this freestyle from his Hump Days series.

10. Mac Miller “CPR”Watching Movies With the Sound Off was tight, but this Hannibal King-produced joint off his crew’s Showtime mixtape is too dope.

11. R.A. the Rugged Man “Definition of A Rap Flow” – The Strong Island powerhouse who once did a song with Biggie Smalls shows that he’s still not to be fucked with on the mic.

12. Stan Ipcus “How I Met Your Mother” – Our features editor (yup, it’s me) dropped his album Local Legend this year, and on the first single from it, he tells his oldest son the roundabout story of how he met his wife, which includes highlights from his semi-pro rap career.

13. Willie The Kid ft. The Alchemist “Bad Mistake” – Yes friends, The Alchemist is white! And he slaughters his own beat on this collabo from Willie The Kid’s Masterpiece Theatre.

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List compiled in collaboration with UpNorthTrips. Words by Daniel Isenberg @StanIpcus.