Some Serious White Boy Raps

(This post is rated R at least.  Good rap can be kind of nasty.)

Little known, but greatly loved by The Sweet Snob: Yoni Wolf of WHY? in By Torpedo or Crohn’s beats Lil’ Wayne in slow, easy rap by a mile.  Sure, anyone can rap about being so badass they have it all figured out, but Yoni IS a badass rapper and he’s willing to admit he doesn’t have it figured out.  He’ll be proudly mouthing watermelon every song.

[audio:|titles=Why? – By Torpedo Or Crohn’s]

The one man who finally made it possible for a white guy to actually be respected as a rapper, he had to do it by being the harshest smartest fucker in a while.   It’s unbelievable to think he could be so coked up and be so unbelievably cogent

[audio:|titles=Eminem – Drug Ballad]

And if you’re a little less sensitive, then it’s worth listening to the profound statement of paranoia that is Marshall Mathers.   All the faggot talk gets old for sure, but he’s obviously cooled it with that since this album.  But, this is some amazing lyricism.   It’s mostly just a razor sharp slice to anyone who steps into his eyesight.  Amazing, bitchy storytelling that’s tops but you’re like, fuck man, seek help.  Luckily it looks like he did.

[audio:|titles=Eminem – Marshall Mathers]

The Beastie Boys are a huge part of white rap history.  As bratty little fuckers in High Plains Drifters:


and as bratty bodhisattvas in Do It:

[audio:|titles=Beastie Boys – Do It]

Atmosphere goes on any white boy rap list although I guess he’s not exactly a white boy, but pretty close 😉  Every rapper has to brag some, and even a self-hating dude like Sluggo can talk big.  He’s gonna be bigger than anything that’s ever hit these little kids.  Bigger than guns, bigger than cigarettes.  Good luck with that, Sluggo.

[audio:|titles=Atmosphere – Guns & Cigarettes]

I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention local rapper Macklemore showing us how hard he has to think about it before he hits that:

[audio:|titles=Macklemore – Good for You]
this blog post is now over, thank you for reading.
as a reminder, it was called: Some Serious White Boy Raps
it's categorized as: Reviews, Songs
link to it, please: Monday, July 5th, 2010

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