The 10 Most Memorable White Rapper Collaborations
By signing Yelawolf to his label, Eminem — arguably the greatest rapper to ever touch the microphone — is marking an important moment in hip-hop history, because he’s bringing new white talent to his roster.
But don’t get it twisted.
When these two lyrical junkies finally decide to get in the booth together (and let’s face it, it’s inevitable), it won’t be the first time two White MCs have joined forces. There has been a slew of fair skinned rapper duets, before Shady and Catfish Billy. XXLMag.com pays homage to the 10 most memorable white rapper collaborations. As Clinton Sparks would say, “get familiar.” — Jesse Gissen
ARTISTS: COMPANY FLOW FT. ILL BILL
SONG: "SIMIAN DRUGS"
With a hard as nails beat provided by the mighty El-Producto, this underground banger from 2000 finds two of Brooklyn’s
whitest finest swapping hardcore rhymes about…um we’re not exactly sure, but who cares? It sounds dope as hell. And we love the part where Bill goes, “I like good girls but triflin’ bitches get my dick hard.”
ARTISTS: SMUT PEDDLERS FT. R.A. THE RUGGED MAN
SONG: "BOTTOM FEEDERS"
In the early aughts the High & Mighty and Cage linked up to form the Smut Peddlers, a group dedicated to rhyming about sex and drugs. When they added Crustified Dibbs to the mix in this stand out cut from the group’s 2001 debut, Porn Again, the party not only got a little weirder, it got a lot more fun. Seek out the NSFW version of the video online, for some T&A.
ARTISTS: ALCHEMIST AND EVIDENCE
SONG: "SO FRESH"
Back in 2008, the Infamous ALC and his longtime homie from Dilated Peoples, dropped off this laid back, trippy jam and fans have been eagerly awaiting their Step Brothers project ever since. Can someone say fresh to death.
ARTIST: ATMOSPHERE FT. BROTHER ALI
SONG: "CATS VANS BAGS"
This energetic ode to touring from the Midwest’s independent Rhyemsayers crew almost didn’t make our list, since Slug’s only half Caucasian. But the panel ruled that the albino Brother Ali is white enough to cover for both of them.
ARTIST: THE HIGH & MIGHTY FT. CAGE
Over a menacing beat provided by DJ Mighty Mi, Mr. Eon and Cage Kennylz first introduced their raunchy Smut Peddlers side project to the backpacker masses on this standout cut from 1999's Home Field Advantage.
SONG: "COME HERE WHITE GIRL"
Landing in the “so bad it’s good” category is Lil Wyte, Jelly Roll and BPZ’s ode to hip-hop’s biggest obsession: white girls. Currently bumping in trailer parks across the country, this catchy tune song is sure to creep its way into your brain, like it or not.
ARTIST: OUTASIGHT FT. ASHER ROTH
SONG: "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (REMIX)"
The Asylum signee teamed up with the 2009 XXL Freshman for some soulful, alterna-rap goodness. What’s the point of being white if you can’t add a lil rock influence to the mix.
ARTIST: NON PHIXION FT. NECRO
SONG: "I SHOT REAGAN"
Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac Red and DJ Eclipse burst onto the scene in 1998 with this breakout single about aliens, conspiracy theories and falafels, bringing Bill’s brother along for the ride, an accomplished rapper and producer in his own right.
ARTIST: JEDI MIND TRICKS FT. R.A. THE RUGGED MAN
SONG: "UNCOMMON VALOR: A VIETNAM STORY"
R.A. jumped on JMT’s 2006 album, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell, to tell the tale of this father’s role in the Vietnam War. Offering an uncensored portrayal of his Pops’ experience overseas, the Rugged Man uncharacteristically got deep over a haunting track provided by Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind.
ARTIST: THE LONELY ISLAND FT. CHRIS PARNELL
SONG: "LAZY SUNDAY"
Comedians Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell’s hilarious skit from Saturday Night Live had to make it on our list. Quite possibly the funniest thing on the longstanding TV series over the last decade, Samberg had to include it on his group, The Loney Island’s 2009 comedy rap album, Incredibad. With more quotables than an episode of "Eastbound and Down", we should have given these guys a “Train of Thought.”