21 Best Female Rappers of All Time

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Charlie Baltimore

Charlie Baltimore attends BET’s ‘Rip the Runway’ at The Manhattan Center February 21, 2008 in New York City

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Charlie Baltimore is up there with the female veterans in this rap game, even though she has been a bit quieter on the music radar in the last decade.

Brianna Perry

Brianna Perry arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California

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Brianna Perry always reps Miami to the fullest, and she is still working harder than ever on helping MIA get on the map through her music.

Nyemiah Supreme

Nyemiah Supreme attends the NBC’s 2015 New York Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel

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Nyemiah Supreme is a talented rapper and songwriter, and always puts her heart and soul into her rhymes.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill performs onstage at the Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center

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Lauryn Hill is at the top of the singing and the hip-hop game, and has one of the most conscious voices in music that the culture has seen.

MC Lyte

MC Lyte attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015

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MC Lyte was a young teen when she came onto the hip-hop scene, but now she’s become a staple in the game, helping to keep the culture alive.


M.I.A. attends the 2013 YouTube Music awards at Pier 36 on November 3, 2013 in New York City

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M.I.A. sets her own standards and makes her own rules, which we have seen through her music for years.

Lil Kim

Rapper Lil’ Kim performs onstage at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2013, presented by Play GIG-IT, at Barclays Center

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Lil Kim is the Queen Bee all day everyday, and despite her on and off time in the studio, is proving that she can make a comeback at any point.

Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown speaks during a press confrence on February 26, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brown addressed the reported allegations against her for battery and obstruction of justice in Florida

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Foxy Brown will always be the Illest Na Na, and at one point, was Lil Kim’s biggest competition.

Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

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Dej Loaf is a Detroit native that is making big noise in hip-hop, and if you haven’t heard her already, you need to get on board.