Japanese Female Rappers
Top 10 Best Female Japanese Rap Artists
In recent years, the world of hip-hop has seen a surge of women artists from all over the globe, including Japan. While the Japanese music industry has been dominated by male artists, a handful of talented Japanese female rappers have made their mark over the years. This has included pioneering women like MoNa aka Sad Girl, Awitch, AYA A.K.A PANDA, and Coma-Chi, who were some of the first women to have a presence in Japan’s hip-hop scene.
Since, their arrival during the 2000s, the number of women actively participating in Japanese rap music has greatly risen. Their music often incorporates elements of modern-day Japanese culture and language, but also creating a unique blend of today’s most popular trends within the rap world and global hip-hop culture. As the international hip-hop scene continues to expand and diversify, it’s great for many to see some of Japan’s most talented women gaining recognition and paving the way for future generations of female rappers.
Top 10 Japanese Female Rappers
Chamina is one of Japan’s top pop, rock, and rap stars, but possibly more so known for her pop music than her rap skills. She made her debut in 2016 with the single and album “Underage” and has since released multiple albums, including Chocolate, Never Grow Up, and Harenchi. Her popular songs include “Never Grow Up”, “Chocolate”, “Angel”, “Bijin”, “Doctor”, and “Pain is Beauty”. All of her achievements have proven that Chamina is one of the most talented artists in Japan.
Awitch, one of the most prominent rappers in Japan, came across hip-hop music during her childhood, and eventually became influenced and inspired. She made her debut with the album Asian Wish Child in 2007 while spending time in the United States. After taking a break from music, Awitch returned in 2017 and has been making waves in Japan’s hip-hop scene ever since.
LANA, a rising star in the world of Japanese hip hop, hails from Yokohama and is known for her skills in rap and R&B. Her debut track “IM NOT HER” in 2020 marked the beginning of her journey towards success, which has been unstoppable ever since.
HITOMIN is a rising star in Japan’s music industry, known for her ability to infuse catchy melodies into her music. She made her debut in 2019 with the release of “Who Is That Girl”. Despite the anticipation for her first album, HITOMIN has already gained recognition for her impressive discography of EPs including Bad B****, STRONGER, Peek-A-Boo, Beginning, and 1999, which have all been widely acclaimed.
5. AYA A.K.A PANDA
In 2015, the veteran Japanese female rapper, AYA A.K.A PANDA, made her debut with the track “Sakura Ame Second Story”. Since then, she has gained significant recognition as a leading Japanese female rapper, and has released three albums, namely Anemone, 2020, and Blue Ocean in 2022. Additionally, AYA A.K.A PANDA has produced some of Japan’s most popular hits such as “Sorry”, “Show Me Love”, “Wagamama Pinky”, “Shindeyo Baby”, and “Poppin”.
6. Elle Terresa
Elle Teresa made her debut in 2016 with the EP Ignorant Tape and followed it up with Pink Trap in 2017. Her popular songs include “6AM”, “Bulma”, “on my side”, and “maybe love u”. She has also released several albums, such as Sweet My Life and Youngin Season in 2022, as well as Kawaii Bubbly Love I and II. All of her works have gained her popularity for her unique and eccentric approach to hip-hop.
The pop and rap duo Chelmico, which consists of Japanese female rappers Rachel and Mamiko, formed in 2014, which led up to their 2016 self-titled debut album, Chelmico. They have since gained much success and recognized as two of the most talented artists in Japanese hip-hop. Their catalog has expanded since their debut, producing several hit songs, like “Easy Breezy”, and releasing five albums, including their latest gokigen.
8. CYBER RUI
CYBER RUI, a new and emerging artist from Japan, has already released two EPs titled “Time to Shine” and “Brain Rush” since her arrival in 2021. Her tracks “Desire”, “Feel the Rain”, “Get It”, and “Trippy” have gained immense popularity and established her as a promising Japanese female rapper in the country’s growing rap music scene. Her short but impressive career trajectory highlights her potential to become a future star in the industry.
9. YAYOI DAIMON
Yayoi Daimon made her debut in 2015 with the song “Best Friend” and has since been representing for women. Her debut album, WorkHard LoveHard, was released in 2016. She has gained popularity for her songs like “No Bra”, “Choose Me”, “Top Gyal”, “First Class B****”, and various others.
Rei(C)hi entered the music industry in 2018 and has subsequently put out an album called “TWEMPTY” in 2020 and an EP called “SHIKIBU” in 2022. Her popular tracks include “Excuse Boy”, “Nokinami”, “Jingi”, and “Uchira”.
Honorable Mention Japanese Female Rappers:
– Akko Gorilla YouTube: Akko Gorilla and Instagram: @Akko Gorilla
– BananaLemon YouTube: BananaLemon and Instagram: @BananaLemon
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