The Best Female Rappers Bands/Musicians
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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. 179
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    Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B More
    19
    added by: CruddyCrankerCCowan
  2. 54
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Contemporary R&B More
    33
  3. 172
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    20
    added by: this is me
  4. 88
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music More
    30
  5. 35
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk More
    40
  6. 76
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    Hip hop music, LGBT hip hop More
    31
  7. 137
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    27
  8. 152
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    26
  9. 154
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    Rock music, Alternative rock More
    26
  10. 59
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    32
  11. 143
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    Hip hop music More
    27
  12. 14
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap More
    65
  13. 8
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    Hip hop music More
    79
  14. 16
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues More
    60
  15. 56
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro More
    33
  16. 105
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    Hip hop music, Underground hip hop More
    29
  17. 151
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    Hip hop music More
    26
  18. 159
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Funk More
    25
  19. 118
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro More
    29
  20. 183
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    19
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded
  21. 23
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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B More
    49
  22. 34
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    41
  23. 58
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    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Reggae More
    33
  24. 103
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
    30
  25. 93
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro hop More
    30
  26. 123
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    Hip hop music, Disco, Rhythm and blues More
    28
  27. 18
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    55
    added by: M-seeStorm
  28. 72
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    31
  29. 102
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap More
    30
  30. 145
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    No image
    Hip hop music More
    27
  31. 27
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap More
    46
  32. 126
    Up 3
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    28
  33. 119
    Up 5
    Down 11
    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    29
  34. 94
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B More
    30
  35. 178
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    Hip-Hop More
    19
    added by: M-seeStorm
    Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...
  36. 12
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop More
    67
  37. 122
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    Alternative hip hop, Latin hip hop More
    29
  38. 189
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    Hip hop music, Rap music More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
    MC From India
  39. 82
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    Hip hop music More
    31
  40. 83
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    Hip hop music More
    30
  41. 95
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    Hip hop music, Salsa music, Rhythm and blues More
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  42. 43
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    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    36
  43. 80
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Grime More
    31
  44. 42
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    36
  45. 61
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    Hip hop music, UK Garage, Electro house More
    32
  46. 17
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    Hip hop music, British hip hop, New jack swing More
    56
  47. 78
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    Hip hop music More
    31
  48. 192
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
  49. 185
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    Hip-Hop, Electro Rap More
    18
    added by: M-seeStorm
  50. 171
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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
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