Hip-Hop is still very much a boy’s club, but that doesn’t mean that women haven’t kicked down the doors and made a name for themselves. Over the years, a host of female MCs have come and gone by putting their body parts on display, spewing sluggish rhymes, and going at each other just to be hot—if only for a millisecond.
Unlike what has tragically become the norm today, before the need to be an Internet star muddied the waters of the culture’s authenticity, there were risk taking female rhymers who wanted nothing more than a platform to showcase their artistry. In honor of Women’s History Month we’re shinning a light on the female MCs who changed music for the better. While the discussion as to whether or not their successors have dropped the ball remains debatable, in the meantime peep some of the women who laid down a proper path for female rappers in Hip-Hop game.
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