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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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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    32
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  2. 150
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    A-Love

    Aussie Hip Hop More
    30
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    Australian Rapper
  3. 65
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
    41
  4. 54
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    controversial
    Alesha Dixon

    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
    44
  5. 136
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    Alif

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    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  6. 144
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    Hip hop music, Indie pop More
    30
  7. 73
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
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  8. 75
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  9. 199
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  10. 55
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    43
  11. 143
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    Ana Tijoux

    30
  12. 50
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    added by: mal1
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    controversial
    Angie Martinez

    Hip hop music More
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  14. 92
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    37
  15. 170
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music More
    29
  16. 115
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    34
  17. 130
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    Ayben

    Hip-Hop More
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    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  18. 35
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    controversial
    Azealia Banks

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
    47
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    most listed &controversial
    Bahamadia

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    63
  21. 89
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    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music More
    38
  22. 30
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    49
  23. 56
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    controversial
    Brandy Norwood

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    43
  24. 104
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  25. 22
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B More
    57
  26. 131
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  27. 186
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    Hip hop music, Dance music More
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  28. 138
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    31
  29. 168
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    Choice

    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    29
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  30. 111
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    35
  31. 8
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    Hip hop music More
    87
  32. 123
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  33. 197
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop More
    26
  34. 79
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    39
  35. 32
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
    48
  36. 145
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    Dimples D.

    30
  37. 194
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    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop More
    27
  38. 62
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    controversial
    Envy

    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music More
    41
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  40. 181
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    about to drop off
    Eternia

    Hip hop music More
    28
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music More
    94
  42. 74
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    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop More
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  43. 173
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock More
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  44. 128
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
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  45. 9
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    83
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    45
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    controversial
    Gangsta Boo

    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    47
  48. 153
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    30
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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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    Getto Twins

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