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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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    k.flay

    Hip-Hop, Electro Rap More
    30
    added by: M-seeStorm
  2. 151
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    29
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    Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube
  3. 176
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    ranked low on reranks
    Macromantics

    Hip hop music More
    28
  4. 153
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    Hip hop music More
    29
    added by: M-seeStorm
  5. 110
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    ranked low on reranks
    Maya Jupiter

    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues More
    35
  6. 36
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Iggy Azalea

    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop More
    47
  7. 149
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    The Last Kinection

    Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop More
    29
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ... more
  8. 150
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    A-Love

    Aussie Hip Hop More
    29
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    Australian Rapper
  9. 154
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    about to drop off
    Lady Moet Beast

    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    29
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  10. 174
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    Kate Tempest

    Spoken word, Rap More
    28
    added by: Coolza
    Sound of Rum
  11. 83
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    Graph Nobel

    38
  12. 169
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    often listed
    Kinnie Starr

    Rock music, Alternative rock More
    29
  13. 90
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    Masia One

    Hip hop music More
    38
  14. 76
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    Michie Mee

    Ragga, Dancehall More
    39
  15. 182
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    about to drop off
    Eternia

    Hip hop music More
    28
  16. 79
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    ranked high on reranks
    Diam's

    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    39
  17. 53
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Alesha Dixon

    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
    43
  18. 89
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    ranked high on reranks
    Betty Boo

    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music More
    38
  19. 68
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    ranked high on reranks
    Jentina

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    40
  20. 39
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    controversial
    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    46
  21. 12
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat More
    72
  22. 121
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shystie

    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime More
    32
  23. 131
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    often listed
    Cher Lloyd

    31
  24. 46
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    ranked high on reranks
    Nadia Oh

    Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop More
    44
  25. 120
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    33
  26. 201
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    Political hip hop, French hip hop More
    25
  27. 133
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    often listed
    Pyranja

    Rap music, German hip hop More
    31
  28. 80
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    Sabrina Setlur

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
    39
  29. 82
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    ranked high on reranks
    Senna Guemmour

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B More
    38
  30. 134
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    Alif

    31
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    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  31. 204
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Hard Kaur

    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    23
    added by: M-seeStorm
    MC From India
  32. 57
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    ranked high on reranks
    Salome MC

    Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B More
    43
  33. 129
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    32
    added by: M-seeStorm
  34. 160
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    Yolandi Visser

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music More
    29
  35. 112
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    ranked high on reranks
    Mala Rodríguez

    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop More
    34
  36. 27
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Neneh Cherry

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    51
    added by: M-seeStorm
  37. 20
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    controversial
    Nicki Minaj

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    58
  38. 130
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    Ayben

    Hip-Hop More
    31
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  39. 38
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    controversial
    Lady Sovereign

    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    47
  40. 118
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    ranked high on reranks
    Ninja

    34
  41. 64
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Lisa Maffia

    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house More
    41
  42. 63
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Ms. Dynamite

    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B More
    41
  43. 125
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    GoldieLocks

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro More
    32
  44. 56
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Brandy Norwood

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    43
  45. 73
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    ranked high on reranks
    Amanda Blank

    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
    39
  46. 55
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    43
  47. 40
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    controversial
    Angie Martinez

    Hip hop music More
    45
  48. 115
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    34
  49. 17
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    most listed
    Bahamadia

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    62
  50. 186
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    Cheryl James

    Hip hop music, Dance music More
    28
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