The Best Female Rappers

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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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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    most listed
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz

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    Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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    Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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    Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Hip Hop

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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B

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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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    Hip hop music

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    Tink is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Rappers

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    Tink

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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