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Top Female Rappers

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Female Rappers

List of the ToP Female Hip Hop Artists

In a once male dominated industry has now become more diverse as female rappers have not just proven that they are just as talented, but that they can attract more fans, make bigger hit songs, and have better performances.  One thing that is definitely true is that times are changing as the rise of female hip hop artists seems to be slowly changing the demographics of the rap game and hip hop within the music industry.  While the respect and the appreciation for their artistry may not be totally there, at least just yet, there are many female artists that are ahead of their male counterparts in a number of aspects, from being more lyrical to being more entertaining and having better showmanship.

To view female rappers of today one can see that female hip hop artists have come a long way from the 1980s.  In hip hop’s early days, where rap music was strictly based in and around New York City, there were only a few female artists that included Roxanne Shante, Sparky D, MC Lyte, Sha-Rock, Queen Latifah, and Salt N Pepa, all who had a place in hip hop from the late 1970s to the beginning of the 1990s.

The next generation of female rappers came around the late 1990s and into the early and mid-2000s.  This generation consisted of artists like Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill, Eve, and few others.  This was probably the most successful era as Lauryn Hill release one of the top selling albums of all-time, Missy Elliot dropped hit after hit, and Lil Kim would eventually become a pioneer for women in hip hop by being the first of her kind that would often be imitated in today’s rap game.  As southern rap has taken over the music industry, southern female hip hop artists like Mia X, Trina, Ghetto Twinz, or Gangsta Boo should also be credited for being the first of their kind.

For a period of time there was hardly no women representation within rap music.  The arrival of Nicki Minaj changed that.  While beginning her path into music during the mid-2000s, not until her 2009 release of Beam Me Up Scotty did her career begin to take off.  First, briefly being linked with Gucci Mane and the 1017 Bricksquad, Nicki Minaj would transform into an international star after signing with Young Money and releasing platinum selling album after platinum selling album.  Regardless of what anyone says, Nicki Minaj truly pioneered the recent surge of female hip hop artists of today’s rap genre.  Following Nicki Minaj there was the arrival of Cardi B who has furthered the growth of hip hop for female rappers by becoming one of the world’s top pop stars.  Once being known for her role on Love and Hip Hop, Cardi B put reality television behind her with the release of two mixtapes, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and 2, in 2016 and 2017 and later with the release of the three times platinum selling album, Invasion of Privacy.

Now with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at the very top of the list by pioneering and leading today’s movement of female hip hop artists, there are dozens of female rappers currently in the music industry.  From Megan Thee Stallion to the City Girls to Saweetie to dozens of other female rappers, being a male dominated industry is a thing of the past and the large lineup below will showcase how far women in hip hop have come.

Top 25+ Female Rappers

1. Cardi B (New York City)
follow on Instagram: @Cardi B and watch more on Youtube: Cardi B

2. Nicki Minaj (New York City)
follow on Instagram: @Nicki Minaj and watch more on Youtube: Nicki Minaj

3. Megan Thee Stallion (Houston, TX)
follow on Instagram: @TheeStallion and watch on YouTube: Megan The Stallion

4. Saweetie (Bay Area)
follow on Instagram: @Saweetie and watch on YouTube: Official Saweetie

5. City Girls (Miami, FL)
follow on Instagram: @Yung Miami and @JT and watch on Youtube: City Girls

6. Mulatto (Atlanta, GA)
follow on Instagram: @Mulatto and watch on YouTube: Mulatto

7. Kash Doll (Detroit, MI)
follow on Instagram: @Kash Doll and watch on YouTube: Kash Doll

8. Snow Tha Product (Bay Area)
follow on Instagram: @Snow Tha Product and watch on YouTube: Snow Tha Product

9. Asian Doll (Dallas, TX)
follow on Instagram: @Asian Doll and watch on YouTube: Asian Doll

10. Flo Milli (Alabama)
follow on Instagram: @Flo Milli and watch on YouTube: Flo Milli

11. Rico Nasty (DMV)
follow on Instagram: @Rico Nasty and watch on Youtube: Rico Nasty

12. Princess Nokia (New York)
follow on Instagram: @Princess Nokia and watch on Youtube: Princess Nokia

13. Rubi Rose
follow on Instagram: @Rubi Rose and watch on YouTube: Rubi Rose

14. LightSkinKeisha (Atlanta, GA)
follow on Instagram: @LightSkinKeisha and watch on Youtube: LightSkinKeisha

15. Renni Rucci (Carolina)
follow on Instagram: @Renni Rucci and watch on Youtube: Renni Rucci

16. Dream Doll (New York City)
follow on Instagram: @DreamDoll and watch on Youtube: Dream Doll

17. BIA
follow on Instagram: @BIA and watch on Youtube: BIA

18. Sukihana (Atlanta, GA)
follow on Instagram: @Sukihana and watch on Youtube: Sukihana

19. Coi Leray
follow on Instagram: @Coi Leray and watch on Youtube: Coi Leray

20. Killumantii (Atlanta, GA)
follow on Instagram: @Killumantii and watch on Youtube: Killumantii

21. Rapsody
follow on Instagram: @Rapsody and watch on Youtube: Rapsody

22. Tierra Whack (Philly)
follow on Instagram: @TierraWhack and watch on Youtube: Tierra Whack

23. ppcocaine
follow on Instagram: @ppcocaine and watch on YouTube: ppcocaine

24. Tay Money (Texas)
follow on Instagram: @Tay Money and watch on Youtube: Tay Money

25. Molly Brazy (Detroit, MI)
follow on Instagram: @Molly Brazy and watch on Youtube: Molly Brazy

Honorable Mention Female Rappers:

Tokyo Jetz, follow on Instagram: @TokyoJetz and watch on YouTube: Tokyo Jetz

Fam0us.twinss, follow on Instagram: @Fam0us.twinss and watch on YouTube: Fam0us.twinss

Queen Key, follow on Instagram: @Queen Key and watch on YouTube: Queen Key

Maliibu Miitch, follow on Instagram: @Maliibu Miitch and watch on YouTube: Maliibu Miitch

Jucee Froot, follow on Instagram: @Jucee Froot and watch on YouTube: Jucee Froot

Cuban Doll, follow on Instagram: @Cuban Doll and watch on Youtube: Cuban Doll

Deetranada, follow on Instagram: @Deetranada and watch on Youtube: Deetranada

Yung Baby Tate, follow on Instagram: @Yung Baby Tate and watch on Youtube: Yung Baby Tate

Female Hip Hop Related Topics: 

1 Top New York City Rappers List

2 Top White Rappers List

3 Top Atlanta Rappers List

4 Top Rap Groups of All Time

*If any artists are missing from the list or should be added email media@kulturevulturez.com

*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the larger followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.