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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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    Lady Moet Beast

    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    29
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    49
  3. 74
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    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop More
    39
  4. 139
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    30
  5. 81
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    38
  6. 28
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
    50
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B More
    80
  8. 70
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    40
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz More
    98
  10. 11
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    Hip hop music More
    74
  11. 34
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
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  12. 167
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop More
    29
  13. 110
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    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues More
    35
  14. 88
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop More
    38
  15. 56
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    43
  16. 128
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    32
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    Eternia

    Hip hop music More
    28
  18. 189
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    Hip hop music More
    27
  19. 8
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    Hip hop music More
    87
  20. 19
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
    60
  21. 48
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    44
  22. 61
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    Hip hop music More
    42
  23. 151
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    30
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  24. 42
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae More
    45
  25. 29
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B More
    50
  26. 138
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    31
  27. 176
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    Hip hop music More
    28
  28. 136
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    Alif

    31
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    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  29. 62
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    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music More
    41
  30. 1
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    the people's #1
    Lauryn Hill

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    100
  31. 38
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    47
  32. 12
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat More
    73
  33. 68
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    40
  34. 43
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    45
  35. 64
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house More
    41
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing More
    69
  37. 54
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, UK Garage More
    43
  38. 201
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    Political hip hop, French hip hop More
    25
  39. 25
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    52
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  40. 80
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
    39
  41. 33
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Bachata More
    47
  42. 130
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    Ayben

    Hip-Hop More
    31
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    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  43. 112
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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop More
    34
  44. 124
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    Hip hop music More
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  45. 140
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    k.flay

    Hip-Hop, Electro Rap More
    30
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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
  47. 87
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Jazz fusion More
    38
  48. 31
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    Hip hop music More
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  49. 100
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
    35
  50. 184
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
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