The Best Female Rappers Bands/Musicians
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The Best Female Rappers

List Criteria: Only female rappers & hip hop artists, no pop or R&B singers

A list of female rappers and women known for their skills on the mic. Since the early days of hip-hop, women have taken a large part in crafting the genre's overall tone and sound. Though hip-hop music is commonly associated with misogynist lyrics and a glorification of male-exclusive camaraderie, there have always been women taking part as well, off-setting this attitude with a steely, seen-it-all perspective of their own. Sometimes, women would make up a part of a successful rap group, such as Digable Planets. But just as often, women would pursue their own solo rap careers, often with the assistance or stewardship of an established male rap act. (For example, Bahamadia got an early boost in the '90s from Gang Starr's Guru. Lil' Kim, as well, was mentored in the rap game by none other than the late Biggie Smalls himself.)

Who are the best female rappers? As of today, many ladies who rap are just as notable and get just as much buzz for new releases as men, and the female MC is an accepted part of mainstream hip-hop culture. So much so, in fact, that more recent female hip-hop acts like Kreayshawn and Iggy Azalea are more like commentaries on the place for women in rap culture.
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
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    most listed
    Lauryn Hill

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    99
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz More
    86
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music More
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music More
    84
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    83
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    76
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
    70
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat More
    70
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    67
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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop More
    66
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing More
    55
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    55
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    Hip hop music More
    53
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    51
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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Rasheeda

    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B More
    49
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    49
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    47
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    Yo-Yo

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop More
    46
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
    46
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    Salt-N-Pepa

    Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap More
    46
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    added by: mal1
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
    44
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    44
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    42
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    LoLa Monroe

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rapsody

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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
    38
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    38
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    37
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    Hip hop music, Pop music More
    37
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    Ivy Queen

    Hip hop music, Rap music, Bachata More
    37
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    often listed
    Ms. Melodie

    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop More
    36
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    35
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    35
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    new! Midori

    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion More
    34
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    Nadia Oh

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    new! Ladi6

    34
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