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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. 105
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

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  3. 122
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    Hip hop music

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  4. 27
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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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  5. 9
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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  7. 51
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  8. 77
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    Ragga, Dancehall

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  9. 56
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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  10. 1
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    most listed Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  11. 123
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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  12. 25
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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore

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  13. 170
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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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  14. 136
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    Hip hop music

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  15. 115
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  16. 98
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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  17. 60
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music

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  18. 88
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep

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  19. 132
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    Dance-pop, K-pop

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  20. 116
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  21. 11
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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  22. 40
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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

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  24. 18
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    often listed & added by M-seeStorm Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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  25. 112
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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  27. 182
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    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide Choppers")Like her brother Ayben has a rapid fire delivery and is one of the fastest female MC's out there... Raps in

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    ranked high on reranks Electronic music, Baltimore club

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  29. 179
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    added by CruddyCrankerCCowan Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B

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  30. 86
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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  31. 173
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    often listed Hip hop music

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  32. 21
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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  33. 20
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing

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  34. 45
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  35. 37
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    Hip hop music

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  36. 44
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  37. 161
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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  38. 55
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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  39. 147
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    Hip hop music, Indie pop

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  40. 99
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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  41. 137
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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  42. 22
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    often listed Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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  43. 4
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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  44. 74
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop

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  45. 50
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  46. 47
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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  47. 35
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk

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  48. 41
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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  49. 33
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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  50. 96
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    Hip hop music

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