Best Female Rappers
The Top Ten
The girl is sick. Great voice, great style, great flow. And she goes so hard.
What is up with the rest of this list? Half of them aren't even rappers, and the other half suck.
Hard to make a top ten list out of female rappers, but here is the top 5:
1. Nicki Minaj
2. MC Lyte
3. Lil Kim (who I might have put at 2 if I hadn't just been listening to MC Lyte)
4. Lauryn Hill
5. Eve (had to show her love cause she's underrated)
Honorable mention to Trina
Nicki Minaj is beast! Shes beautiful AND talented. Her rap is a new style of rap, more unique, and hidden meaningful I suppose. Rock on Nicki I'm supporting you all the way!
Best flow, rhymes that make you think, EXTREMELY versatile with her music, and she knows how to get people's attention. All the endorsements and gigs and movies she's been in are examples of what a good businesswoman she is. She's #1 for a reason. What makes people the BEST is how they appeal to the public, and Nicki is killing it with her appeal, which is why she is the most successful female in the game. How good her songs are are based off public opinion, and according to public opinion, she is destroying everyone else and it is reflected on her net worth. Nicki Minaj IS #1. Anyone else who disagrees can look at the numbers because numbers don't lie.
love nickiV 727 Comments
Firstly, every one of her songs is original and different yet always great. Secondly she has never had any beef with any one. Thirdly she is one of the most influential woman in the world.
Finally I can't see y'all disrespect Lil Kim like that, even diddy said she will always be queen, one of the greats, her legacy is huge and no one can argue with facts like that. End of. Kim and Missy will be Queens 4 life
All people have their own stories, but going through a rough life, including the way she was raised, and also some issues with medical problems, she is a warrior and a rapper. And who can resist "Work It", "Get your Freak On", and "Pass That Dutch"? Also her beginning hit... "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" I mean, I really do love the other female rappers on this list, but, when I look on my player, Missy Elliot is the female rapper who I have the most songs from!
Awesome rapper! B est ever female rapper in the world! Better than all of the girls here. Number 1.
This better be number 1 because nicki minaj sucks! - LightningStrikeV 71 Comments
There are no question here to who's the best. Sure Kim might not have been the first. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she completely changed the game of hip hop. Kim made both genders equal with lyrics. She never tried to cover or censor her music. She never needed some fake persona. Everything she's done has been real and legitimate. She's never needed to be fake. And while her net worth isn't the highest and she hasn't been top ten on the billboards for a while, that will never change the fact that she made a BREAKTHROUGH in hip hop history. As a fan of many other women in the genre, there's no doubt that Kim definitely made one of the, if not the largest impacts of all time in rap music. That's why she will forever be the number one female MC.
How is this #2 behind Nicki Minaj? Lil Kim is easily the Queen of Rap, Nicki is just in it for the attention. Nicki has like, what, one half-decent song? And she's not rap, she's teeniebopper "hip-pop". Lil Kim is real rap and she's been going strong for years. Get Lil Kim to #1 on this list!
The Queen of Hip Hop next to biggie the king of Hip Hop
Why isn't Young M.A. on this list?V 123 Comments
How is Nicki Minaj above Lauryn Hill. Lauryn created one of the best albums of all time with "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill". She's won so money Grammies and had so many big hits as a solo artist and with the Fugees. What's Nicki Minaj famous for? Showing her entire butt on an album cover, making terrible, meaningless music, and having more artificial substances in her than a candy bar. Choosing a talentless hack over a hardworking legitimate musician is one of the worst things I can think of.
Lauryn Hill is one of the best rappers altogether. She is right up there with the men and better (Seriously) than most. She is on BIG/ Pac's level. When I listen or look at Nicki Minaj I feel like I'm being punked by the music industry.
In terms of being the best "rapper", not entertainer, artist, etc., Lauryn Hill hands down. Her lyrical complexity, wordplay, rhyme scheme are on a completely different level than the other women mentioned. Plus, as showcased well on "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" she tackled topics completely unique to the female perspective, (rather than recycling topics male rappers have already beat to death).
I have never seen Nicki Minaj or Cardi B come close to the illustration the Lauryn could display. Lauryn could tackle difficult topics over effortless and complex flow.
Sure, Nicki and Cardi are great entertainers, their billboard numbers prove it. But in terms of being the best RAPPER, it's Lauryn Hill. It's always been Lauryn.
I mean she’ll always be the bestV 67 Comments
Eve is the realest! Should be number 1! Her songs aren't just catchy and booty shaker- they're inspirational too- love is blind, life is hard, make it out this town, never gone.. A talented, inspirational and truly humble artist!
This is the best rapper. Nicki Minaj is nothing compared to this queen of rap. She should be number one. If you've heard "Let me blow ya mind", you know what real rap is. Nicki Minaj doesn't even know how to rap. Like who the hell comes up with "starships are meant to fly". What does that even mean. In conclusion, EVE should be at the top of the list. And Iggy should just stay at the bottom. First things first you suck. Eve is the best.
Mixing her hotness and gangster lifestyle am sure she deserved to be one among the rappers in this world. I can't compare her to Miss Eliot so I thought she got luck to be the 5th. - Tin_ze_dash
Eve should be top 3 with Lil Kim & Missy. Her style & flow are sick top5 should be
1. Lil Kim
3. Missy Elliot
4. Lauryn Hill
5. Lisa 'left eye' Lopez
6. Foxy Brown
9. Iggy Azalea
10. Nicki Minaj
When I think of Women and Rap together, a mere 101% of the time I think of Queen Latifah...
Queen Latifah's old school raps were amazing, while Nicki just plain sucks.
She's good one of her shows that I saw was Living Single
Best person - alonnaV 18 Comments
Left Eye is the best. She rapped from the heart and didn't have to show off her body to sell albums. RIP Left Eye we love and miss you! TLC4eva!
! She should be on top of the list... Well she was cute and got this kind of rapping that anyone can dig. She was another doll I can say - Tin_ze_dash
Left Eye IS the truest rapper out here, she is WAY better than Minaj, even though her stuff is dope, Lisa always represented those girls who didn't always want to reveal their bodies and wanted to be independent. Nicki's stuff is okay but her raps don't talk about the big issues today. Lisa's Legacy STILL lives on through Tboz and Chili, that is why Left Eye deserves top spot!
She is beautiful( I'll give her that). - TarareignV 40 Comments
Nicki Minaj? Seriously, how could you possibly place someone else than MC Lyte or Lauryn Hill on top of the list? People need to start listening to real rap, not commercial crap.
MC Lyte at 10? Nicki Minaj at 2? Are you kidding me? MC Lyte is the best female rapper ever, followed by Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah. Only those 3 deserve the title "Queen of Rap". Nicki Minaj started her career in 2004 and I've never even heard of Kolera. Lyte raps about real stuff, unlike most of today's mainstream "rappers". Lyte as a Rock was a classic. REAL Hip-Hop. Stuff that has meaning.
she's realest among female rappers, BIG UP!
Why is Nicki Minaj #1? MC Lyte deserves to be #1. - jameshowardV 35 Comments
Broken silence is the best female rap album ever released. A world where Nicki Minaj is voted as the best is a world where people don't know REAL hip hop
Foxy is so under-rated for her to be so far down on this list. Lyrically she has flow, she can ride the hell out of a beat. True she used sex appeal on her video and album covers to help sells, but what's the difference between any male rapper using females in the same prospective to do the same thing back then. Her style was fresh and real.
Foxy always kept it real and that's what I admired about her. Foxy always kept business separate from personal life and never let her rivalry's slow her down. People may have their favorite album by her but what ever she does will always been my favorite.
Foxy Brown is someone who I call an extremely underrated rapper everyone likes modern rappers but not many people have heard of Foxy Brown who is not only the best female rapper but the best rapper of all time love you Foxy 😘V 13 Comments
Come on, she just know to speak, not rap..
This list is terrible. Iggy is not even in my top 25 - anewman
Rappers only people! - Melvin_BigSmoke_Harris
WHERE is she now?
answer: nonexistant - The_gEEK_GamEr9
I like yur tracks even thou I'm also an rapper from SOUTH AFRICA
She's under rated she's the most consistent she's very humble She's really the only female rapper From the 90's That never left the game she was consistent And have been consistent and still is consistent She's the baddest chick She hated on a lot...Hip hop has cheated her out A lot of awards that I feel like she deserved She's a legend in the game She is the one and only official Queen of the South Hate it or love it She has been holding the south down for a long time Ti is the king of the south and Trina is the Queen of the South... She's independent artist now she's on her own self Is called Rockstar music group... She has a cosmetic line perfume line A clothing line She's going to be featured in a movie coming to theaters soon... So I would say trina is most definitely my favorite female rapper of all time...
This lady is serious with rap and always stay to the beat, she is the best rapper, she will never go off beat.
I'm going by the numbers Trina has been the most consistent female rapper of all time so she should be number one she gives us the most music constantly. Pushing albums like bricks every time you turn around.
Why is Nicki Minaj at the top? - AliciaMaeV 22 Comments
I'm not saying Missing In Action is the best female rapper of all time, but I can say she's the best female rapper of this generation. Why? Because she doesn't rap about being fancy, she doesn't rap about having a big ass, she doesn't rap about having a lot of money, and she isn't all the time rapping about love.
M.I.A. raps about REAL stuff. She raps about identity politics, poverty, revolution, gender and sexual stereotypes, war. She raps about REAL problems. She's a TRUE artist, and doesn't need neither a cute face nor a big behind to express what she wants to say.
Additionally, she's a philanthropist and an activist.
You don't see that kind of people everyday;))
She should definitely be in the top of the list! She is so much better than some of the others that have been mentioned. Her songs definitely have better beat, better lyrics, better distinction, better quality. She even talks about worldly problems in some of her songs... I guess mainstream pop culture takes over, but she is capable of fulfilling that as well.
Are you kidding me she should be top ten she rides beats better than any other rapper in the world
I only remember like one SONg shE did - The_gEEK_GamEr9V 18 Comments
If she could ever pull it together long enough and keep her mouth closed. She could go far
Azealia Banks is literally one of the most creative artists in the music industry. Her flows are sick, her voice is beautiful, and THE BEATS! What really makes her stand apart is her amazing ear for great beats. I hope she has a very long career. Go Yung Rapunxel!
She's just great. I would love to see her get to the top. She can easily beat any of the other female rappers out there. Just my opinion.
I wish she could stop what she is doing and focus on her music.Her music is really good,But with an attitude like that,You wont go far!V 27 Comments
I am an educator and listen to rap music specifically to relate to my students. I can connect to Remy Ma because her flow is effortless and her intelligence is evident by the way she connects her ideas. Her bars are very different in every song and she seems to be able to captivate listeners with her ability to make you think, reflect and relate. Without a beat you can still listen to Remy Ma. She is my all time favorite.
Remy ma is a true connoisseur of rap because her flow and delivery is tight, just like how rap should be not some candy floss hit makers around nowadays. Give her a few more years and she could be on the list of one of the best ever female rappers like Lil Kim and Missy.
This list is idiotic. Remy Ma and Missy Elliot are the only people I see on the front page with actual talent and flow. I mean, Nicki Minaj as number 1? Seriously?
sucksV 14 Comments
She should be bottom on the list or not at all. She doesn't even write her songs. For real?
Better than most of the people above her on this list
Cardi B is the best female rapper right now she may even be the best rapper in the rapping industry
She’s the best new rapperV 39 Comments
Kolera is the best female rapper.
Her lyrics and the beat of her songs are the best.
Turkey's number one female rapper..
Turkish women king of rap singer :))))
Very NiceV 165 Comments
Lil Mama's straight up garbadge. What the hell kinda song is lip gloss.
She's so underrated it's not even funny. This woman has bars for days! Leave a homeless man full. She's dope. Don't sleep on this one.
She is awfulV 3 Comments
She is only 16, just started singing. She got a talent and have a bright future ahead.
You are the best Becky g I love your rapping you are amazing!
I love Becky G!
You’re awesome Becky! You should be #1!V 20 Comments
Amazing rapper she should be in top 10 at least.
Snow should be at least in the top ten. Wake Ya Game Up! & youtube her you won't regret it I promise!
Snow the Product by far best female rapper. No matter how fast she raps you can actually understand what she is saying.. #Nicki minaj sucks!
The Great! Very GoodV 32 Comments
Brat foxy Kim eve should at least be in the top 10
Love her! She's under-rated with her skills
I like her so much
Wow this low?! - benjigooV 10 Comments
The fact that Nicki Minaj has the most votes shows how people don't know real hip-hop anymore, Jean Grae would kill most other MCs, male or females
More technical than most male rappers today! It's actually a little scary how lyrical she is and I genuinely think that Jean's a more technical rapper than Eminem. Bold statement but true and it's actually offensive how Jean's 20th and Nicki's first.
her flow can murder any female rapper out there. - DJ_critikaL
Jean is the truth. NOT one of the best female MCs. One of the best MCs. Period. Full stop.V 2 Comments
FERGIE IS A LEGEND! She has the best rhymes. Her song's Pedestal, Clumsy, London Bridge and Fergalicious. Also she is amazing in the Black Eyed Peas and she can sing for a long time without Stopping. She's like the queen of all Music, no joke
You are joking right? How is she in this list? She has terrible flow. - SelfDestruct
Fertile is the most diverse rapper/singer ever. She hit extraordinarily high notes (and low notes for that matter) she never runs out of breath and rap insanely fast. She has AMAZING flow. This is one of THE talents of our generation. AMAZING. SHE IS TIMELESS.
Fergie can do anything with her voice and she is so perfect, she can rap really fast (as Eminem) for a long time without losing breath, this girl is amazing! - Onefor21
Disgusting songs, and besides, she barely raps anymore - benjigooV 21 Comments
Digga can outrap most if not all the others on the list, she can even outrap some male rappers too. I say she deserves a spot in the top 5
How can you not love Rah Digga? First Lady of the Flipmode Squad, successful in her own right? She's got skills that are rival to Missy Elliot and MC Lyte if you ask me - but then you've got kids nowadays listening to the trash of Trina, Fergie and Nicki Minaj. All that party rap has its own place, but Rah, Missy, Lauryn Hill -- all the female rappers of yesteryear will remain the best; always, always the best.
What is she here! She should be up there with kim and missy. I didn't even know nicki garbage was even called rap.
This is another one that should be in the top 10V 2 Comments
Listen to her verse on any Three Six Mafia song or simply listen to Yelawolf - Throw It Up and you will see how dope she is
This girl should be in the top 15
Because she is very flexable and after body party it just everything she does is good her and nicki manaj are my idols
Ciara is my baby.
This has to be number 1, this has to be a mistake - Worksponge
She is a great rapper, though I don't like all her songs about sex
Rap legend should be number 1
CucakKe is the best! I love her songs Deepthroat and VaginaV 4 Comments
Rasheeda is so underrated. She deserves more recognition.
Li en ggt li
OKAY. T NOT BEING THE FIRST ON THE LIST IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. T is the queen of rap. She can take anyone at any time. Bitch please, Nicki is nothing to her(though I do acknowledge that Minaj is great and deserves her place in top-10). But NO-ONE can beat T. The sight of seeing everyone else but T on this list is making me sick. Even CL is here? Awh, come on! You gotta be kidding me... Tasha might not have a huge-ass fanbase like CL or Nicki, but she is the beast no doubt about it. The fact that some people vote CL or even Fergie as THE BEST... It's unbelievable. Tasha is a raw rapper, she doesn't need to fake anything. - minttuleppu00e4nen
Drunker Tiger & Yoon Mi-Rae: Monster.. This is all I have to say... Shes too good boost her up people
She is perfect you should listen her songs
She is the bestV 7 Comments
She's such an amazing rapper, and can also actually sing too. I can't believe how fast she raps, especially in "I told you so"
Amy should be ranked higher than this. She can rap fast if given the opportunity. She at least deserves top 15. She is better than Fergie. Let them battle Amy will prove it.
Fastest female rapper in the world people!
My fave!V 6 Comments
Why is she here
I think she's the best among all
Damn ds woman s sick with poetic rap
BY FAR THE BEST FEMALE RAPPER! NOT EVEN CLOSE
Wow 38 people get real she should at least be n top 5 yall need 2 get out that fantasy world
Mad skillz top 10 with dabrat mc lyte missy elliott remy gangsta boo and lady rage. I love hip hop.V 1 Comment
This girl kicks serious ass
She's incredible! "No bueno" is a good song, it sums up her talent! She has the rage in her voice, the force too!
She has a beautiful voice! Her singing on her new album back to the woods is amazing
She's sickV 5 Comments
Hands down. She's more than "rough and tough with afro puffs. " Her style is slick and her verses are sick. She also has out done her male counterparts in various collabos. Check out "Unf*ckwitable" or her verse in "Batman and Robin" with Snoop Dogg. Or her verse in "You know my Steez" with Kurupt and Gangstarr. Lady of Rage is the Goddess of War and she will destroy your favorite female emcee. -
Beast.. Obviously one of the best female rapper of all time. She has a raw style and is old school. Nicki Minaj? Please.. 1. Lady Of Rage..
One and only a "great" female rapper ever
afro puffsV 3 Comments
I remember sole. I thought she was gonna go far. She got boo ed up and lazy.
Yeah, She is Awesome, One of the fastest rappers, listen to "Look at me now". - Gorre17
Listen to R.P. M Shawnna she raps faster than twista not kidding.
Kesha you are amazing! I don't think you should be all the way at number 22 I think you should be battling it out with nicki manaj or winning her love you X
I like her the best because of her ways of girl rapping. My favorite song by her is Take It Off
Kesha you are my best girl rapper in the world... I think Nikki minaj is only no1 woman rapper in the history.. But in my mind you are the best and number 1 girl rapper in the world... I love your song so much... My favorite song is tiktok
She is awesome but she don't rap I'm not saying she bad though I listen to half of her album.V 13 Comments
The Queen of Rap... PERIOD. MISS MY NECK MY BACK
Bahamadia should obviously be first on this list, letting the mindless sheep decide who's best with their votes is how you get people straight off the production line that any real hip hopper would never even recognize as a rapper in the first place, ranked above actual MCs like Bahamadia. Like nicki manij and kesha? Really? Ciera? Nelly furtado? What? Nelly furtado?! Please tell me this is just an elaborate joke cause it's not funny
Most solid female rapper I've ever heard, some of the illest flows of the 90s came from her.
Smooth voice, real skills. Classic. She rarely gets any love when people talk about female MC's
golden eraV 1 Comment
I like her lyrics in her songs better than I do anybody else's and she sounds good
You rock and she should at least be first or second
Should be in top 10 she's a rapper and a T.V. star Rob and Big Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness I mean come on
Not sure if best... but deserves to be at least in the top 10. - Lasvegasxavier
Amy Heidemann should definitely be top! She rapped Busta's verse like mad, without cursing?! Trust me, this IS talent! Nicki Minaj is nothing compared to her.
She slays all these rappers she Should be number 1
Hear 'I Told You So'. Your argument is invalid.
QVEEN HERBY. 'Nough Said. She needs to be higher on this list- it's outdated.V 2 Comments
I think she, the greatest when she played in cadillac records
Beyoncè doesn't rap - She's a great singer but really? And Flawless doesn't count - that's not rapping -. -
You iidiotic morons. Is Beyoncé a rapper?
OF COURSE SHE'S NOT
Tymee's so inspirational, really better than a lot of others better ranked
The only one Korean female that can rap as fast as a bullet train. no doubt sh'e the best
A true lyricist who came up to became to be a rapper!
She sucks. She became famous for no reason and has no soul - LightningStrike
Straight garbage - jameshoward
Shes the bomb that girl now how to rap whatcha now about it.
Too trashy and sweary. Horrible influenceV 6 Comments
She's so gangsta, and her raps are real. The best female rapper ever in my opinion. Way better than all of these mainstream rappers.
Could easily out rap anyone on here!
Dope mc hands down
She is just sov and her music is still best!
Really wanted to vote for her, her albums were the best!
when she still made music... :( - benjigoo
Knock all these other bitches a notch to make room for the SOV!
Come on her parents are amazing and her brothers a hottie. Even though she doesn't have great style at least she believes in herself. I'm the future Mrs. Smith by the way
Willow is only famous because of her dad who is a great rapper. And by the way I was listening to "Gettin Jiggy With It" when I passed This song lol
Why is she so low? She's amazing for her age!
She is ok she still need a lot of singing to do okV 2 Comments
Yall just don't give the south no respect...check her bars on Kane n Abel album..to her u n lady like to every bar she spotted on no limit...she will kill Nikki minaj...
By the way sing ain't rapping...2 different types...Moma Mia is number 1 by far...the lady Andre 3000...
The name sound's sack.
Related ListsTop Ten Best Female Rappers In Texas Top 10 Female Rappers From Houston Best Female Kpop Rappers From Groups Hottest Female Rappers Best Rap Songs by Female Rappers
11 years, 207 days old
Top Remixes (66)
2. Lil Kim
3. Missy Elliott
2. Missy Elliott
3. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
2. Queen Latifah
3. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
View All 66