TOP 10 BEST FEMALE RAPPERS OF ALL TIME
FEMALE RAPPERS : You know, it was long overdue, but it is time to show the ladies some love around here.
I have always been fascinated by female rappers. In an industry dominated by misogyny and machismo, female MCs were forced to be more creative than men to get their messages across. That led to some of the greatest voices ever to reach the microphone. Today, we honor the 10 best.
But first, see our other lists:
As usual, here are the basic rules:
Rankings were determined by creativity and lyrical skill, sales success and overall impact on the industry. This is not just my list of favorite rappers (artist listed at No. 6 is a proof of this).
While I usually break it down by decade, this list will be a little different, with artists from the ’80s,’ 90s, ’00s and 2010s all ranked jointly Of course, that means that I had to leave some truly great artists (sorry, Lady of Rage).
Also, since this is a list of acts of female solo, he had to cut salt innovator N-Pepa regret-operate. I thought it was not fair to judge them collectively.
So sit back and enjoy. That’s ladies night.
Honorable mentions: Trina, Jean Grae, Rah Digga
10. Da Brat
Albums: Funkdafied (1994, platinum); Anuthatantrum (1996, gold); Unrestricted (2000, platinum); Life, Luv & Niteclubz (2003)
No. 1 singles: “Funkdafied” (1994 rap)
EDD said: Brat made history in the early 90s, the first female rapper to go platinum solo. It was an honor well deserved; Dexterous arm could switch from a double flow at a crazy time delivery laid-back easily. versatility and manic personality made her a star.
Album: Let There Be Eve … Ruff Ryders’ First Lady (1999, 3x platinum); Scorpio (2001, platinum); Eve-Olution (2002, gold); Lock Lips (2013)
No. 1 singles: “What do you want” (1999 rap); “Love Is Blind” (1999 rap)
EDD said: Let me take you back in 1999 when rap was dominated by men and wifebeaters doo rags. Eva broke through the pack, releasing punchlines as hard as her brothers Ruff Ryder but with a feminine edge. Eve was one of the hottest rappers – male or female – on the planet by 2000. It reached anytime soon, but her height, she was a force.
8. Foxy Brown
Album: III Na Na (1996, platinum); Chyna Doll (1999, platinum); Broken Silence (2001, gold)
EDD said the mid ’90s, female MCs used their sexuality to tempt listeners before beheading them with sharp rhymes. Fox Boogie Mafia mistress played to perfection by becoming a vendor proved a guest artist on request.
7. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Album: Supernova (2001); Eye Legacy (2009)
EDD said chances are, have not even heard two solo albums of his left eye. Do not worry, it is not ranked here because this album is her contributions as a third of groundbreaking R & B group TLC has cemented her legacy. Left eye might be the most underrated lyricist female ever, offering an advantage TLC songs injured. By the late 90s, she started to step on his own as a solo artist; Unfortunately, her life ended tragically before reaching its full potential.
6. Nicki Minaj
*Album: Pink Friday (2010, platinum); Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012, platinum); Pinkprint (2014 gold)
No. 1 single “Your Love” (2010 rap); “Moment 4 Life” (2010, rap and R & B); “Anaconda” (2014 rap and R & B); “Only” (2014 rap and R & B)
EDD said: You all know that I have a little patience, and even less love for Young Money princess pink. But even I have to put aside personal prejudices and admit that, for better or worse, she was measuring stick for female rappers in recent years. When Nicki is concentrated tricks and put away, she can hold her own in the cabin – it is for sale to prove it. For better or worse, it is the standard bearer in the 21st century.
5. Queen Latifah
Album: All Hail The Queen (1989); Nature of a Sista (1991); Black Reign (1993, gold); Order of the Court (1998); Dana Owens Album (2004); Trav’lin Light “(2007, gold), Persona (2009)
EDD said: If you are currently saving for prom corsage front of you, probably, you know just Latifah as an actress, model and talk show host. But before that she was selling makeup getting you all, it was a premier rap artist. afrocentric aggressive rhymes and delivery of its Latifah rap positioned among the elite in the early 90s. Give them a queen!
4. Missy Elliott
Album: Supa Fly After (1997, platinum); Da Real World (1999, platinum); Miss … So Addictive (2001, platinum); Under Construction (2002, 2x platinum); This is not a test! (2003, platinum); Cookbook (2005, gold)
No. 1 singles: “Hot Boyz” (1999 rap); “Work It” (2002, rap)
EDD said: I dare you to find an artist, male or female, showing their creativity as Missy Elliott. Missy made a career of crossing lines and turning heads. What it lacks in lyrical skill, it makes for boundless energy and a vivid imagination. Missy has always done things her own way, so a legend.
3. Lil Kim
Album: Hard Core (1996, 2x platinum); Notorious K.I.M. (2000, platinum); La Bella Mafia (2003, platinum) Naked Truth (2005)
No. 1 single “No Time” (1996 rap); “Crush On You” (1997 rap); “Not tonight” (1997 rap); “Lady Marmalade” (2001 pop); “Magic Stick” (2003 rap)
EDD said Kim’s easy to write off as a joke in 2015, but do not sleep, young’ns, favorite rappers WISH they could be as good as Kim in her prime. Sure, she was at the forefront of the sexual revolution in the ’90s rap, but it is more than a pretty girl panties. Kim often ran side-by-side with some of the most prominent voices of rap, every time they shine. Cookie and love you all so much for the Empire Fox? Inspired by Kim. She was a pop culture phenomenon.
2. MC Lyte
Album: Lyte as a Rock (1998); It eyes (1989); Act Like You Know (1991); There are no other (1993); As bad I Wanna B (1996); Seven & Seven (1998); Da Underground Heat Vol. 1 (2003)
No. 1 singles: “Paper Thin” (1988 rap); “Cha Cha Cha” (1989 rap); “Poor Georgie” (1991 rap); “Ruffneck” (1993 rap); “Cold Rock A Party” (1997 rap)
EDD said pattern. Each artist on this list followed Lyte leadership, which paved the way for legions of women. In an industry dominated by men, Lyte had to be twice as good as her male colleagues to be taken seriously. She lived up to this challenge. Her contributions as an emcee took a back seat to other projects in recent years, but do not underestimate its impact on the game. She did not just open doors, she dropkicked on hinges.
1. Lauryn Hill
Albums: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998 8x platinum); MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (2002, platinum)
No. 1 single “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (1998 pop)
EDD said: Yes, I know Lauryn has only one solo album its name. I know often considered a mere cog in the machine known as the Fugees. And yes, 2015, Lauryn known for Legal and media blunders than music. All this is irrelevant; here is the bottom line – there has never been a female rapper who rhymes delivered with passion and intellect that Miss Lauryn Hill. Her album is a modern day classic rhymes and her honest, introspective inspired millions of fans. It can be an enigma, but that just adds to its legend. She is the best female rapper of all time, bar one.
Who did I miss? Show your love for your favorite female MC.