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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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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
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  3. 62
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
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  4. 183
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    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  5. 150
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    Hip hop music, Indie pop More
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  6. 113
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
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  8. 161
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  9. 53
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    32
  10. 177
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    Ana Tijoux

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  11. 29
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    Hip hop music More
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  13. 79
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  14. 130
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music More
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  15. 119
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
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  16. 178
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    Hip-Hop More
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    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
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  19. 20
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
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  20. 100
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    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music More
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  21. 35
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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  22. 56
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
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  23. 95
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  24. 30
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
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  25. 131
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    Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop More
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  26. 136
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    Hip hop music, Dance music More
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  27. 128
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
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  28. 195
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
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  30. 109
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music More
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  32. 74
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    Hip hop music More
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  33. 160
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
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  34. 99
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    30
  35. 34
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
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  37. 158
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    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop More
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  38. 63
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    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music More
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  40. 196
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music More
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  42. 75
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    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop More
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  43. 147
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock More
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  44. 169
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
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  46. 41
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
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    Gangsta Boo

    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
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  48. 171
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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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    Hip hop music, Electro, Jazz fusion More
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