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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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  1. 169
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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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  3. 72
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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Alternative rock More
    31
  4. 189
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    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
  5. 40
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    38
  6. 108
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    Dance-pop, K-pop More
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  7. 158
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    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop More
    25
  8. 164
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
    24
  9. 92
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    30
  10. 110
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
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  11. 126
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    Electronic music, Hip Hop, Rap music More
    28
  12. 98
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    Electropop More
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  13. 95
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    30
  14. 172
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    Hip Hop, Rap music More
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  15. 156
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    Hip Hop, Rap music, Electroclash More
    25
  16. 41
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    Hip hop music More
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  17. 7
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    Hip hop music More
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  18. 151
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    Hip hop music More
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  19. 37
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    Hip hop music More
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  20. 133
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    Hip hop music More
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  21. 73
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    Hip hop music More
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  22. 143
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    Hip hop music More
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  23. 78
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    Hip hop music More
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  24. 191
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    Hip hop music More
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  25. 60
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    Hip hop music More
    32
  26. 15
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    Hip hop music More
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  27. 142
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    Hip hop music More
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  28. 101
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    Hip hop music More
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  29. 18
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    Hip hop music More
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  30. 76
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    Hip hop music More
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  31. 168
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    Hip hop music More
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  32. 54
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    often listed
    Mystic

    Hip hop music More
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  33. 198
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    Hip hop music More
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  34. 21
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    Hip hop music More
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  35. 39
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    Hip hop music More
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  36. 52
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    Hip hop music More
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  37. 144
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    No image
    Hip hop music More
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  38. 90
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    Hip hop music More
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  39. 107
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    No image
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  40. 145
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    Hip hop music More
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  41. 153
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    No image
    Hip hop music More
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  42. 139
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    Hip hop music More
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  43. 147
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    Hip hop music More
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  44. 102
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
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  45. 28
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
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  46. 122
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep More
    28
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    most listed
    Lauryn Hill

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    99
  48. 36
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    41
  49. 190
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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  50. 46
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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