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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    ranked low on reranks

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  2. 152
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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  3. 51
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B

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  4. 155
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    Hip hop music

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  5. 135
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock

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  6. 97
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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop

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  7. 5
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz

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  8. 56
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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  10. 48
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    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Reggae

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  11. 37
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    Hip hop music

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  12. 33
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

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  16. 108
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    Hip hop music, Underground hip hop

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  17. 88
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    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music

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  18. 38
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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  19. 87
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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  20. 122
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music

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    Alternative hip hop, Synthpop, Indie rock

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  22. 90
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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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  23. 30
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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  24. 182
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    added by M-seeStorm Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  25. 40
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    Hip hop music

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  26. 53
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae

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  27. 129
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music

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  31. 184
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    added by M-seeStorm Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded

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  32. 23
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B

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  33. 75
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime

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  34. 13
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    Hip hop music

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  35. 150
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    Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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  36. 19
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing

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  37. 180
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    added by CruddyCrankerCCowan Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B

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  38. 22
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    often listed Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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  39. 160
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    Political hip hop, French hip hop

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  40. 68
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    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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  41. 29
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  42. 28
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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  43. 103
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music

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  44. 44
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Rap music, Bachata

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  46. 172
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    added by M-seeStorm Gavlyn Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music

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  48. 99
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

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