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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    new! & added by Riot18 3D Na'tee

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    ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage

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    often listed Hip hop music, Indie pop

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    ranked high on reranks Electronic music, Baltimore club

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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    added by TrươngNhậtHuy Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music Hip-Hop Music, Teen Pop.

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    Hip hop music, Dance music

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    added by this is me Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk

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    often listed Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop

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    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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

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    often listed Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    often listed Alternative hip hop, Synthpop, Indie rock

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