Top Six Female Rappers

Lil Kim

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Minaj has crushed Kim with diss tracks, and arguably, Kim’s greatest strength was having none other than the Notorious B.I.G. as a ghostwriter, but her groundbreaking influence on style, delivery and performance are undeniable.


Roxanne Shanté


Roxanne Shanté, real name Lolita Shanté Gooden, only had one major hit, Roxanne’s Revenge, but the impact was felt. As the story goes, Shanté delivered her rap for Marley Marl in one take off the top of her head while doing laundry in his building, creating the most memorable moment of the Roxanne Wars.

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