The Best Female Rappers Bands/Musicians
0Ultimate List
by  * Power
Ranker
tags 22,735 votes 2,116 voters 239,657 views 173 items f p @

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.
  • 6 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 168
    + 1
    - 0

    new! & added by Master_C_15 VenomStayDrippin Rap, R&B, Southern, Midwest, Hardcore Rap

    ) open
  2. 170
    + 9
    - 16

    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

    ) open
  3. 125
    + 4
    - 21

    Hip hop music

    ) open
  4. 117
    + 9
    - 27

    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  5. 16
    + 334
    - 353

    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

    ) open
  6. 131
    + 4
    - 27
    ) open
  7. 148
    + 2
    - 18

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  8. 71
    + 11
    - 37

    Hip hop music

    ) open
  9. 82
    + 12
    - 45

    Ragga, Dancehall

    ) open
  10. 97
    + 8
    - 40

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

    ) open
  11. 59
    + 18
    - 61

    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage

    ) open
  12. 102
    + 8
    - 34

    Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Rap music

    ) open
  13. 96
    + 9
    - 44

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop

    ) open
  14. 45
    + 62
    - 107

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

    ) open
  15. 12
    + 260
    - 219

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

    ) open
  16. 58
    + 29
    - 51

    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime

    ) open
  17. 68
    + 18
    - 40

    Dubstep, UK Garage, House music

    ) open
  18. 145
    + 4
    - 20

    Political hip hop, French hip hop

    ) open
  19. 144
    + 4
    - 21

    Rap music, German hip hop

    ) open
  20. 103
    + 6
    - 32

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap

    ) open
  21. 138
    + 3
    - 22

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

    ) open
  22. 64
    + 10
    - 43

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

    ) open
  23. 85
    + 11
    - 27

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

    ) open
  24. 128
    + 5
    - 28

    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop

    ) open
  25. 48
    + 50
    - 100

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

    ) open
  26. 6
    + 485
    - 373

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

    ) open
  27. 50
    + 46
    - 92

    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

    ) open
  28. 141
    + 3
    - 23
    ) open
  29. 57
    + 21
    - 55

    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house

    ) open
  30. 52
    + 44
    - 78

    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B

    ) open
  31. 139
    + 4
    - 26

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro

    ) open
  32. 66
    + 20
    - 43

    Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop

    ) open
  33. 46
    + 51
    - 88

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

    ) open
  34. 99
    + 5
    - 29

    Electronic music, Baltimore club

    ) open
  35. 69
    + 12
    - 50

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

    ) open
  36. 37
    + 69
    - 119

    Hip hop music

    ) open
  37. 122
    + 6
    - 30

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    ) open
  38. 22
    + 111
    - 163

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

    ) open
  39. 104
    + 17
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Dance music

    ) open
  40. 166
    + 26
    - 17

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

    ) open
  41. 7
    + 299
    - 195

    Hip hop music

    ) open
  42. 153
    + 2
    - 19

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

    ) open
  43. 3
    + 447
    - 205

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

    ) open
  44. 88
    + 11
    - 46

    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop

    ) open
  45. 152
    + 49
    - 43

    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    ) open
  46. 9
    + 308
    - 186

    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

    ) open
  47. 21
    + 67
    - 132

    often listed Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

    ) open
  48. 93
    + 7
    - 38

    Hip hop music, Electro, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  49. 62
    + 21
    - 56
    ) open
  50. 67
    + 14
    - 40
    ) open
174 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists