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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.

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

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    Sister Souljah

    44
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    Hip hop music More
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    Neneh Cherry

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    51
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  4. 63
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    Ms. Dynamite

    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B More
    41
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    Hip hop music More
    29
  6. 173
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock More
    28
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    A-Love

    Aussie Hip Hop More
    30
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    Australian Rapper
  8. 25
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    53
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz More
    98
  10. 55
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    43
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house More
    41
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    38
  13. 40
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    Angie Martinez

    Hip hop music More
    46
  14. 120
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    33
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    Eternia

    Hip hop music More
    28
  16. 80
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
    39
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
    80
  18. 171
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    V-Nasty

    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap More
    28
  19. 68
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    41
  20. 174
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    Kate Tempest

    Spoken word, Rap More
    28
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    Sound of Rum
  21. 48
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    Kid Sister

    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    44
  22. 117
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    Hip hop music, Underground hip hop More
    34
  23. 15
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    49
  25. 170
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music More
    29
  26. 197
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
    26
  27. 29
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    Rasheeda

    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B More
    50
  28. 46
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop More
    44
  29. 51
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Electro hop More
    44
  30. 18
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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore More
    62
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    Hip hop music More
    32
  33. 136
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    Alif

    31
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    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
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    Ivy Queen

    Hip hop music, Rap music, Bachata More
    47
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    Kana

    Rock music,Pop music,J-pop More
    34
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    88
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    Lady Moet Beast

    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    30
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  38. 167
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop More
    29
  39. 42
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae More
    45
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    Alesha Dixon

    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
    44
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    30
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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    Gangsta Boo

    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    47
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  45. 115
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
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  46. 111
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    35
  47. 105
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music More
    35
  48. 128
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    32
  49. 129
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    32
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    30
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    Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube
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