A brief history of pale faced rap -- The host of the ''White Rapper Show'' takes us through a white hip-hop timeline

By Michael Endelman
Updated January 26, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

A brief history of pale faced rap

VH1’s new The (White) Rapper Show hopes to find the country’s best Caucasian MC. We tapped host MC Serch — frmo ’90s rap trio 3rd Bass — to recap the history of pale-faced rap.

BLONDIE ”Rapture”
”At the time, I thought she was just goofing around. It wasn’t until later that I appreciated it as a piece of hip-hop history.”

THE BEASTIE BOYS ”Hold It Now, Hit It”
”Bonkers! When it came on, every sexy black girl was screaming out the words.”

VANILLA ICE ”Ice Ice Baby”
”I wasn’t a big fan of the record. It was wack. He was cute to white girls, and white girls buy records.”

HOUSE OF PAIN ”Jump Around”
”[Frontman] Everlast always had credibility… He’s always had skills.”

EMINEM The Slim Shady LP
”The thing that makes him engaging is [how he] makes you feel encompassed in what he’s talking about.”

MADONNA ”American Life”
”I would appraise her skills on the mic like I would appraise her lotus pose: twisted. Severely twisted.”

”WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC ”White and Nerdy”
”’Weird Al’ is incredible. He knows how to get the inflections right…. He means it as a thing of respect.”