The Best Female Rappers Bands/Musicians
Ultimate List
5  reranks 9,828 votes 851 voters 108,525 views by  Power
Ranker
more info

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 201
    Up 3
    Down 9

    open report item
  2. 200
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    open report item
  3. 199
    Up 4
    Down 9

    Hip hop music

    open report item
  4. 198
    Up 3
    Down 9
    No image

    open report item
  5. 197
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    open report item
  6. 196
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    open report item
  7. 195
    Up 4
    Down 10
    No image

    added by Jsmash Hip hop music, Rap music

    open report item
  8. 194
    Up 3
    Down 9

    added by bigvinnybk Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

    open report item
  9. 193
    Up 3
    Down 8
    No image

    Reyhan ?ahin

    open report item
  10. 192
    Up 2
    Down 7

    added by M-seeStorm Hip hop music

    open report item
  11. 191
    Up 3
    Down 6

    added by M-seeStorm Aussie Hip-Hop, Hip hop music, Political Hip-Hop Aboriginal Hip hop group Consisting of one Male and one Female MC I think the sheer dominance ...

    open report item
  12. 190
    Up 2
    Down 6

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

    open report item
  13. 189
    Up 1
    Down 4

    added by M-seeStorm Hip hop music, Rap music MC From India

    open report item
  14. 188
    Up 5
    Down 11

    added by Tunewerks

    open report item
  15. 187
    Up 4
    Down 9

    open report item
  16. 186
    Up 4
    Down 8

    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop, Electro Rap

    open report item
  17. 185
    Up 8
    Down 13
    No image

    open report item
  18. 184
    Up 3
    Down 7

    added by M-seeStorm Female Rap group from Ghana... Disbanded

    open report item
  19. 183
    Up 3
    Down 6

    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop

    open report item
  20. 182
    Up 7
    Down 11

    added by M-seeStorm Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

    open report item
  21. 181
    Up 6
    Down 11

    open report item
  22. 180
    Up 9
    Down 14

    added by CruddyCrankerCCowan Rap, Crudd Rock, R&B

    open report item
  23. 179
    Up 8
    Down 14
    No image

    added by Jsmash

    open report item
  24. 178
    Up 4
    Down 6

    added by M-seeStorm Hip-Hop Turkish MC, Sister of Ceza (Who appeared on Tech N9ines song "Worldwide ...

    open report item
  25. 177
    Up 8
    Down 12

    Ana Tijoux

    open report item
  26. 176
    Up 0
    Down 2

    open report item
  27. 175
    Up 8
    Down 11

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

    open report item
  28. 174
    Up 5
    Down 6

    added by M-seeStorm Hip Hop, Rap music

    open report item
  29. 173
    Up 13
    Down 17

    added by mal1 Honey Cocaine

    open report item
  30. 172
    Up 6
    Down 6

    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 report item
  31. 171
    Up 14
    Down 17

    Hip hop music

    open report item
  32. 170
    Up 19
    Down 23

    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    open report item
  33. 169
    Up 1
    Down 1

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

    open report item
  34. 168
    Up 23
    Down 27

    open report item
  35. 167
    Up 0
    Down 0
    No image

    added by Miss 2 Much Miss 2 Much

    open report item
  36. 166
    Up 0
    Down 0
    No image
    open report item
  37. 165
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

    open report item
  38. 164
    Up 2
    Down 10

    often listed

    open report item
  39. 163
    Up 2
    Down 10

    Political hip hop, French hip hop

    open report item
  40. 162
    Up 2
    Down 10

    open report item
  41. 161
    Up 2
    Down 10

    open report item
  42. 160
    Up 2
    Down 9

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

    open report item
  43. 159
    Up 3
    Down 9

    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Funk

    open report item
  44. 158
    Up 2
    Down 9

    Dancehall, Pop music, Hip Hop

    open report item
  45. 157
    Up 2
    Down 9

    open report item
  46. 156
    Up 2
    Down 9

    Hip Hop, Rap music, Electroclash

    open report item
  47. 155
    Up 2
    Down 8

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

    open report item
  48. 154
    Up 2
    Down 9

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    open report item
  49. 153
    Up 3
    Down 7

    open report item
  50. 152
    Up 2
    Down 9
    No image

    Hip hop music

    open report item
  51. 202 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 201

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists