Women are solidifying their rightful places in areas such as politics and fashion, now they are starting to take over the music industry. Specifically, the rap game. Female rappers like MC Lyte, Salt ‘n’ Peppa, Lil’ Kim, and Lauren Hill walked, so Nicki Minaj and Cardi B could fly and soar to unimaginable heights. While Nicki and Cardi dominate the mainstream rap scene, other female rappers have been on the rise and making their way into the charts.
Rap needs to get ready for this new wave of women who are embracing their sexuality, empowering other women, and rapping about social issues. More importantly, they are breaking the rules of traditional hip hop. With styles and sounds varying from vibing to a night full of ratchet sheningans with your girls, we have rounded up 7 female rappers to get you through your week.
Megan Thee Stallion
You have probably have seen Megan Thee Stallion at the gas station (if you’ve seen the video, then you understand the reference). She spits empowering, unfiltered bars for women to embrace their true Hot Girl status and she talks her “mess” about the things most women typically would not even approach in regular conversation. Prepare to twerk with your girls and be screaming her lyrics in the car.
This Maryland native has a style you simply cannot miss, music AND fashion wise. Described as “sugar trap” music, Rico Nasty‘s music is a combination of hardcore trap music with a edgy feminine twist. It will bring out your inner raging girl. After all, her mosh pits at her concerts are filled with women.
Noname uses her soft-spoken voice and platform as a rapper and poet to discuss social issues and push the envelope on sacred discussions in the community. While she admits to using her music to figure out this thing called life, she does this in such a down-to-earth and soulful way.
We all know that one cool and quirky black girl…well if you don’t prepare to meet Tierra Whack. Her style can best be described as a combination of Missy Elliot and Tyler the Creator in terms of her avant grade nature, artsy visuals, and a mixture of flows and musical styles.
From twerk anthems with Cardi B to songs about chasing a bag, City Girls is heating up the charts for the girl bosses everywhere who know how to grind but have fun at the same time. Need some motivation to get you through the work days and then something that will get you turnt for the weekend? City Girls can do both. Free JT.
Coi Leray has been stirring up the pot as she entered the game with a style that is all her own. She is constantly switching flows over quick paced beats that you cannot help but bop to, delivering a range of melodies and bars in between verses. It is like having two dope artists…and I’m going to leave it up to know to see which you like best.
Known best for her signature balaclava, Leikeli47 is an anonymous rising female rapper who channels her experiences as Black woman through her music. This woman experiments with various flows over infectious beats and 90s story-telling rhymes about her everyday experiences from funny ones to sad ones. Take a peek into her world with her Acrylic album.
These are not the only female rappers, by the way. There are more cooking up heat and waiting to shake up the rap game.
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