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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  1. 120
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Dance music More
    29
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Yo-Yo

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop More
    46
  5. 10
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
    70
  6. 7
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    79
  7. 59
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    32
  8. 71
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    Ragga, Dancehall More
    31
  9. 66
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap More
    32
  10. 1
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    100
  11. 114
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
    29
  12. 21
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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore More
    51
  13. 171
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    20
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    Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube
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    Hip hop music More
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  15. 110
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    29
  16. 131
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music More
    28
  17. 97
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    30
  18. 124
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dubstep More
    28
  19. 112
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    Dance-pop, K-pop More
    29
  20. 138
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    27
  21. 9
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    76
  22. 34
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    41
  23. 16
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
    60
  24. 18
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    55
    added by: M-seeStorm
  25. 107
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
    29
  26. 160
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
    25
  27. 178
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    Hip-Hop More
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    added by: M-seeStorm
    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  28. 115
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
    29
  29. 179
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    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    19
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  30. 100
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    30
  31. 50
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    Hip hop music More
    33
  32. 20
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    51
  33. 17
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing More
    56
  34. 43
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    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    36
  35. 191
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    Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ... more
  36. 40
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    Hip hop music More
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  37. 41
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    37
  38. 164
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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion More
    24
  39. 56
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    33
  40. 150
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    Hip hop music, Indie pop More
    26
  41. 91
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    No image
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop More
    30
  42. 117
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music More
    29
  43. 31
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    43
  44. 6
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop More
    83
  45. 137
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    27
  46. 42
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    36
  47. 63
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    32
  48. 35
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
    40
  49. 45
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop More
    36
  50. 36
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    40
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