31 Flavors Of Lightskinned Rappers

While the world debates over team darkskinned and team lightskinned, we decided to highlight the best past and present yellow rappers in hip-hop. Did we miss out on anyone? Scroll through and let us know below.

Find out Hip Hop My Way’s 31 flavors of lightskinned rappers below!

1. Drake

Drake is arguably the biggest rapper in hip-hop right now.

2. J Cole

J. Cole is Jay Z’s Roc Nation prodigy and is one of the most talked about lyricists in hip-hop.

3. Ice-T

Many forget Ice-T was a rapper before having a successful acting career.

4. Ludacris

Ludacris is the definition of longevity in hip-hop and Hollywood.

5. MC Lyte

MC Lyte is an OG femcee, and recently this year started releasing music again.

6. Tyga

Tyga is a former Young Money rapper is rumored to be dating teenager Kylie Jenner.

7. T.I.

T.I. is hip-hop’s Bill Cosby and is all about his family hustle.

8. Redman

Redman is one of rap’s most glorified potheads.

9. Kirko Bangz

Houston native Kirko Bangz is best known for his ‘Drink In My Cup’ song.

10. Chris Brown

Chris Brown tends to rap more and more on his tracks now.

11. Corey Gunz

The younger Gunz rapper is signed to Young Money.


12. Peter Gunz

Peter Gunz is an OG who also stars on Love & Hip-Hop.

13. Eve

Eve had a successful career in hip-hop, movie roles, and even had a spinoff TV series.

14. Joe Budden

Joe Budden is a lyricist from NJ and also a king of Twitter antics.

15. Juelz Santana

Juelz Santana is still holding it down for Harlem.

16. Monie Love

Monie Love is an og soul sister.

17. Fat Joe

Fat Joe is one of the best lightskinned rappers ever, disagree and he’ll make you lean back.

18. Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beats is one of the world’s most iconic producers and does some rapping every now and then.

19. Salt

Salt of Salt-N-Pepa was one of hip-hop’s first lightskinned acts.

20. Pitbull

Pitbull is Mr. Top 40 / Mr. Worldwide.

21. Kid Ink

Kid Ink has been killing it in the crossover hip-hop genre.

22. Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper is one of the most talked about young artists in hip-hop.

23. French Montana

French is also gaining mainstream exposure due to his relationship with Khloe Kardashian.

24. LL Cool J

Nothing says lightskinned more than licking your lips…

25. Heavy D


26. August Alsina

August Alsina is one of the faces of the new sound of RnB that blends a lot of hip-hop elements.

27. MC Serch

MC Serch made the transition from rap to television.

28. B-Real

B-Real from Cypress Hill now has a cool Youtube series too.

29. Big Pun

R.I.P. Big Pun!

30. Nelly

Nelly is still a fan favorite for female hip-hop fans.

31. Logic

Logic is a young lyricist hailing from the DMV area.

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