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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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    V-Nasty

    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap More
    28
  2. 105
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music More
    35
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music More
    94
  4. 59
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    Hip hop music More
    42
  5. 15
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop More
    67
  6. 10
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
    80
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    96
  8. 56
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    controversial
    Brandy Norwood

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    43
  9. 76
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    Ragga, Dancehall More
    39
  10. 72
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap More
    40
  11. 1
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    100
  12. 65
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
    41
  13. 46
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop More
    44
  14. 101
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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Reggae More
    35
  15. 18
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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore More
    62
  16. 153
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    30
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube
  17. 193
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    Hip hop music More
    27
  18. 111
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    35
  19. 159
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music More
    29
  20. 120
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    33
  21. 165
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep More
    29
  22. 150
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    A-Love

    Aussie Hip Hop More
    30
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    Australian Rapper
  23. 99
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    Dance-pop, K-pop More
    36
  24. 163
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    29
  25. 9
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    83
  26. 30
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    49
  27. 19
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
    60
  28. 25
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    53
    added by: M-seeStorm
  29. 96
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
    36
  30. 197
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
    26
  31. 130
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    Ayben

    Hip-Hop More
    31
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    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  32. 73
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
    40
  33. 155
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    about to drop off
    Lady Moet Beast

    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    30
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  34. 79
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    39
  35. 17
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    most listed &controversial
    Bahamadia

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    63
  36. 13
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing More
    70
  37. 39
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    controversial
    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    46
  38. 152
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    The Last Kinection

    Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop More
    30
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    Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ... more
  39. 40
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    controversial
    Angie Martinez

    Hip hop music More
    46
  40. 58
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    43
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    controversial
    Kid Sister

    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    44
  42. 144
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    Hip hop music, Indie pop More
    30
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    No image
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop More
    38
  44. 103
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music More
    35
  45. 34
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    controversial
    Gangsta Boo

    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    47
  46. 7
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    88
  47. 139
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    30
  48. 43
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    45
  49. 38
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    Lady Sovereign

    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    47
  50. 32
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
    48
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