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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    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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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop

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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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    Alternative hip hop, Synthpop, Indie rock

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

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    Dance-pop, K-pop

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    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music

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  10. 114
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club

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  11. 120
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    Electronic music, Hip Hop, Rap music

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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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    added by M-seeStorm Hip Hop, Rap music

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    Hip Hop, Rap music, Electroclash

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    Hip hop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    often listed Hip hop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    added by M-seeStorm Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

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