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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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    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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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop More
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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Alternative rock More
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  4. 150
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    A-Love

    Aussie Hip Hop More
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    Australian Rapper
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    The Last Kinection

    Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop More
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    Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ... more
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
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    Dance-pop, K-pop More
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    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop More
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
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    Electronic music, Hip Hop, Rap music More
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  12. 107
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    Electropop More
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  13. 79
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
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    Speech Debelle

    Hip Hop, Rap music More
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    Hip Hop, Rap music, Electroclash More
    27
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Sweet Tee

    Hip hop music More
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    Eternia

    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep More
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    the people's #1
    Lauryn Hill

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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