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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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      Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B More
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      Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock More
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      The Lady of Rage

      Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
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      Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz More
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      Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
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      Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
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      Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
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      Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
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      Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop More
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      Boss

      Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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      Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music More
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
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      Rasheeda

      Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B More
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      Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop More
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      Hip hop music, Rock music, Electro hop More
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      Hip hop music, Nerdcore More
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      Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
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      Ivy Queen

      Hip hop music, Rap music, Bachata More
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      Rock music,Pop music,J-pop More
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      Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
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      Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
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      Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop More
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      Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae More
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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      Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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      Gangsta Boo

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      Hip hop music, Rap music More
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      Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music More
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      Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
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      Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
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      Gavlyn

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