Posted by:Ngina k.
Hip-Hop was known to be a male dominated genre until women proved that they too could spit bars that could outshine the men. Many female rappers have over the years become legends in their own right.
In celebration of the Hip Hop veterans, we’re spotlighting 5 female rappers that changed the rap game in the 90s.
Lauryn Hill is no doubt one of the most influential female artists in Hip Hop history. She set the bar high for female MCs with her Grammy-winning solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and her ability to both sing and rap. Although she hasn’t dropped any other album since, she still remains to be one of the greatest female rappers to date.
Missy is a multi-talented hip hop artist from writing to producing and rapping. Her talent earned her a pretty successful career selling more than 7.6 million records. Her music videos were effortless, fearless and intriguing, something that only missy could pull off.
Don’t let Lil Kim’s stunning looks fool you. The girl could rap better than some male rappers today. Her album ‘Hard Core’ was certified double platinum and her song “Lady Marmalade” with Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Mýa, is one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide. Kim hasn’t released an album in over ten years but still remains one of the most influential Femcee in the game.
Queen Latiffa’s successful acting career may lead you to forget that she was once an amazing rapper. She released her first album “All Hail the Queen” in 1989 then released two more albums but her third album “Black Reign” was the most successful one. Queen Latifah has received many awards including a Grammy award, an Emmy award, a Golden Globe award and Academy award nomination.
Mc Lyte was one of the pioneering women in hip-hop. She was the first solo female rapper to release a full length album (1988’s Lyte as a Rock) and also the first female solo rap artist to be nominated for a Grammy. Her hit singles include: “Poor Georgie” in 1991, “Ruffneck” in 1993 and “Cold Rock a Party” in 1996. Although she no longer raps, she remains to be one of the most respected female rappers in the game.