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. 186
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    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop, Electro Rap

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  2. 172
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    added by M-seeStorm Gavlyn Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

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  6. 180
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    added by CruddyCrankerCCowan Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B

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  7. 82
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  8. 144
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    Rock music, Alternative rock

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  9. 86
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    Hip hop music

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  10. 69
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    Ragga, Dancehall

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  11. 87
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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  12. 67
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage

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  13. 88
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    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

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  17. 74
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime

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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music

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  19. 160
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    Political hip hop, French hip hop

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  20. 125
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    Rap music, German hip hop

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  21. 76
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap

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  22. 158
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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  23. 184
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    added by M-seeStorm Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded

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  24. 78
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

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  25. 183
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    added by M-seeStorm Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  26. 148
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop

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  28. 50
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    added by M-seeStorm Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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  30. 179
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    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...

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  31. 52
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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  33. 64
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house

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  34. 51
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro

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    Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  38. 114
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club

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  39. 56
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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  40. 37
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    Hip hop music

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  41. 104
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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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  42. 21
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

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  48. 73
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    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop

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  49. 170
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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