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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. 184
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    Hip-Hop, Electro Rap More
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  2. 169
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    Gavlyn

    Alternative Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop More
    20
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Female MC from California her song What I Do has over 4  Million plays on Youtube
  3. 143
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    Hip hop music More
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  4. 191
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    Hip hop music More
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  5. 89
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    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues More
    30
  6. 13
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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop More
    65
  7. 189
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    Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ... more
  8. 177
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    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    19
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  9. 81
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    30
  10. 154
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    Rock music, Alternative rock More
    26
  11. 78
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    Hip hop music More
    30
  12. 66
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    Ragga, Dancehall More
    31
  13. 198
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    Hip hop music More
    17
  14. 95
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    French hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul More
    30
  15. 58
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
    32
  16. 94
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    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music More
    30
  17. 86
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
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  18. 45
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    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    36
  19. 10
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat More
    70
  20. 88
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime More
    30
  21. 115
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    29
  22. 80
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop More
    30
  23. 92
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    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music More
    30
  24. 163
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    Political hip hop, French hip hop More
    24
  25. 129
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    Rap music, German hip hop More
    28
  26. 96
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
    30
  27. 124
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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B More
    28
  28. 181
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    added by: M-seeStorm
    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  29. 188
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
    MC From India
  30. 87
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B More
    30
  31. 179
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    19
    added by: M-seeStorm
  32. 128
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music More
    28
  33. 119
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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop More
    29
  34. 46
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
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  35. 12
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    67
  36. 176
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    Hip-Hop More
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    added by: M-seeStorm
    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  37. 57
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    32
  38. 131
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    28
  39. 56
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house More
    32
  40. 50
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B More
    33
  41. 114
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro More
    29
  42. 53
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    32
  43. 110
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    Electronic music, Baltimore club More
    29
  44. 63
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    32
  45. 41
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    Hip hop music More
    38
  46. 116
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    29
  47. 19
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    52
  48. 132
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    Hip hop music, Dance music More
    28
  49. 171
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    new! Ciara

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    20
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  50. 7
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    Hip hop music More
    79
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