Best female rappers of all time: Top 10 rap artists who shaped hip-hop Kenya news


Rap requires many hours of practice and the ability to choose words carefully. Unlike in the past, where rappers were associated with the challenge of moral authority, today rap is a widely accepted art form. Most young people love rap music and adore rappers whom they consider to be the best in the business. Who are the best female rappers?

Remy Ma attends the first day of the REVOLT Summit x AT&T Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Paras Griffin
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Rappers are talented, some being better at the microphone than their male counterparts. These rappers are diverse, some dropping straight bars on 90s beats while others primarily use today’s trap and afro beats.

The best female rappers

The best-known names in hip hop are mostly male rappers, but popularity doesn’t indicate that the talent disparity is great. Some of the best women in hip-hop are pretty good, and they just need more support. This list presents some of the best female music artists:

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1. Nicki Minaj

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Rapper Nicki Minaj performs live at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash: Pop Up Edition at Philips Arena. Photo: Paras Griffin
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Nicki is a singer, songwriter and television personality of Trinidadian descent. She rose to fame with songs like Super bass, Vessels, after that Anaconda. She is the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100 chart.

2. Cardi B

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Cardi B performs at the Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo: Nicolas Hunt
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Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, professionally known as Cardi B, is an American rapper, social media personality and former reality TV star. His first commercial single, Bodak Yellow, rose to the top of the music charts in 2017. On April 6, 2018, she released her long-awaited debut album, Breach of privacy. His star has never ceased to shine with the numerous awards under his name.

3. Miss Elliott

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Missy Elliott speaks on stage at the 2019 Urban One Honors at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photo: Paras Griffin
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Melissa Arnette Elliott, better known as Missy Elliott, is no new name in the rap scene. She is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His first album, Supa Dupa Fly (1997), went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Its follow-up, In the real world (1999), spent nearly a year on the Billboard rhythm-and-blues charts.

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4. Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is an old school rapper. She is known for her acting skills as she is his lyrical pen. At the time, she was circling around the average MC. The musician signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released Hello to all queen that same year.

5. Rémy Maman

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Remmy Ma attends the Urban Skin RX launch in New York City. Photo: Santiago Felipe
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Remy was initially discovered by Big Pun and rose to prominence as a member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad. She released her first solo album; There is something about Remy: Based on a true story, in 2006. She was one of six rappers to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which she did with The Terror Squad.

6. MC Lyte

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Rapper MC Lyte (aka Lana Moorer) appears in a portrait taken in New York City. Photo: Al Pereira
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Lana Michele Moorer, better known as MC Lyte, is a godmother of the rap scene. She got the first gold certification of a solo rap artist for her hit, Ruffled collar, and is widely cited as an influence on stars like Missy Elliott and Lil Kim. But, long before female MCs were widespread, she was coming for anyone who wanted to challenge her.

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7. Trina

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Trina performs live at the 2013 BMI R & B / Hip-Hop Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Photo: Neilson Barnard
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Katrina Laverne Taylor is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and actress. She rose to prominence in 1998, with her appearance on the single Trick Daddy Nann nigga. She has been in the spotlight both for her rap and her tabloid appearances.

8. Da Brat

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Da Brat poses for a portrait at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Prince Williams
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Shawntae Harris, better known by her stage name Da Brat, is an American rapper and actress. She started her career in 1992 signing with So So Def Records. His first album Funkdafie sold a million copies, making them the first female solo rap group to receive platinum certification after Salt-N-Pepa. She is one of the female rap artists who are making big in the industry.

9. Sel-N-Pepa

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Cheryl “Salt” James, Deidra “Dee Dee” Roper aka Spinderella and Sandra “Pepa” Denton of the hip hop trio Salt-N-Pepa pose for a portrait. Photo: Michael Ochs
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Salt, Pepa, and DJ Spinderella reunited in 1985 and were considered the most popular female hip-hop artists of all time. Their fourth album, Fundamental, gave the trio their first Grammy Award for the single Not Your Issue to worry about.

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10. Little Kim

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Kimberly Denise Jones, better known by her stage name Lil ‘Kim, is a rapper, songwriter, actress, model and reality TV personality. She was discovered by her fellow rapper The Notorious BIG, who invited her to join his Junior group MAFIA. Their first album, Conspiracy, generated two top 20 singles in the United States and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The best female rappers from around the world are increasingly popular in the hip-hop scene, with Cardi B and Nicki Minaj taking the world by storm. There are many obstacles that female rappers must overcome to prove their talent, but technology has created an easier way to be successful.

Tuko.co.ke shared an article on the 15 best Japanese rappers you should listen to in 2021. Hip-hop artist fashion is unique as most dress in vintage sports jackets, baggy pants and caps. Just like how pop singers are praised for their catchy music, Japanese rappers are also in the spotlight.

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Japanese rappers are not only famous in their country but all over the world. They made Japanese rap a form of entertainment sought after around the world. In a while, they will be among the best rappers in the world.

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