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The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time  

Susie Moss
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List Rules Only female rappers & hip hop artists, no pop or R&B singers

Responsible for some of the hottest tracks of 2018, these women rappers and MCs know how to handle a mic. Since the early days of hip-hop, women took part in crafting the genre's overall tone and sound. Though hip-hop music is commonly associated with misogyny and a glorification of male-exclusive camaraderie, women MCs help to break that mold, off-setting more men-centric attitudes with a steely, seen-it-all perspective of their own. Some women rappers make up a part of a successful rap group, such as Digable Planets or Salt-N-Pepa. But just as often, the best female rappers pursue their own solo rap careers, sometimes with the assistance or stewardship of an established 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 women rappers out there? As of today, more and more women hip-hop acts generate just as much buzz for new releases as men. So much so, in fact, that acts like Cardi B are now scoring the top-charting singles around. Girl power, indeed.

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Young M.A is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
malmrphy added Herstory, M.A The Mixtape
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Roxanne Shanté is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
The Bitch Is Back, Bad Sister, The Best of Cold Chillin'
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Monie Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Down to Earth, It’s a Shame (My Sister), In a Word or 2
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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP, This Week, Attack of the Attacking Things... The Dirty Mixes
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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
this is me added Goodies, Ciara: The Evolution, Goodies: The Videos & More
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Rasheeda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Dat Type of Gurl, Dirty South, Ga Peach
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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK
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Fergie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
The Dutchess, Big Girls Don't Cry, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
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Lady Leshurr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Riot18 added Off the Lesh
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Estelle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
The 18th Day, All of Me, Shine
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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Enquiring Minds, Both Worlds *69, Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera
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Rapsody is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
The Idea of Beautiful, The Black Mamba, And Another One
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Mia X is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Unlady Like, Mama Drama, Good Girl Gone Bad
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Charli Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Cold as Ice, Stand Up, Money
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Yo-Yo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
You Better Ask Somebody, Black Pearl, Make Way for the Motherlode
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Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
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Sister Souljah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
360 Degrees of Power
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Tink is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
malmrphy added Think Tink, Winter's Diary
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Feloni is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
A Woman's Revenge
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Ms. Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
A Little Deeper, Dy-Na-Mi-Tee, Judgement Days
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Jacki-O is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Poe Little Rich Girl, Lil Red Riding Hood, Jack The Ripper
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J. J. Fad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
Supersonic, Not Just a Fad, Way Out
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Diamond is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
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Lady Sovereign is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
dan808 added Jigsaw, Blah Blah, Public Warning
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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time
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