Artists Best Female Hip-Hop Artists Of The '90s You Forgot You Loved  

Kellie Kreiss
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List Rules Vote up your favorite hip-hop queens based on the bangers they released in the 1990s - not before or after.

Surely the majority of us are familiar with the well-known phrase, "behind every great man there is a great (or maybe greater?) woman." And this has proven to be true in the world of '90s hip-hop as well.

When thinking about hip-hop music in the '90s, big names such as Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony may come to mind - but what about all of the women who were trailblazing their way through the '90s hip-hop world and beyond? Here is a list of just a few of the many women who helped to define the future of hip-hop music and style by showing us how to put our thing down, flip it and reverse it, all while avoiding Scrubs.

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TLC Crazy Sexy Cool, Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip, 3D

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Aaliyah Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U

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Missy Elliott Under Construction, Supa Dupa Fly, Miss E ...So Addictive

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Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Ms. Hill

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Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary, Hot, Cool & Vicious

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Mary J. Blige Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

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Lil' Kim The Naked Truth, Hard Core, The Notorious KIM

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En Vogue Funky Divas, Masterpiece Theatre, EV3

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Ashanti Ashanti's Christmas, Chapter II, Ashanti

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Eve Ruff Ryders' First Lady, Eve-Olution, Scorpion

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Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen, Black Reign, Trav'lin' Light

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Brandy Norwood The Best of Brandy, Afrodisiac, Full Moon

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Da Brat Funkdafied, Unrestricted, Miss P.

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Mýa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Female Hip-Hop Artists Of The '90s You Forgot You Loved

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Monica After the Storm, All Eyez on Me, Miss Thang

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MC Lyte Lyte as a Rock, Seven & Seven, Act Like You Know

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Foxy Brown Ill Na Na, Chyna Doll, Broken Silence

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The Lady of Rage Necessary Roughness, From VA 2 LA, Afro Puffs

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Yo-Yo You Better Ask Somebody, Black Pearl, Make Way for the Motherlode

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Adina Howard Do You Wanna Ride?, The Second Coming, Private Show

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Heather B.

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Uneek

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Bahamadia Kollage, Good Rap Music, BB Queen

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Lin Que

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Smooth The Endless Rise of the Sun, An Electro Soul Experience, The Parade

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N-Tyce

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MC Trouble Gotta Get a Grip

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Antoinette Burnin' at 20 Below, Who's the Boss?, Unfinished Business