DEDICATED TO THE FEMALE EMCEES (WOMEN’S DAY ARTICLE)

In Honor of Women’s Day & Female Emcees we decided to put together a list of our favorite Female Rappers, past & present! There’s been a lot of talk lately about the « Queen of NY » and the « Best Female Rapper » spawning from the diss Remy Ma coined « SHEther ». We will be focusing less on that and more on our picks for favorite female artists (more on the Queen of NY beef later on).

Some of the emcees on this list are well known and well respected. Others are upcoming or less well known. Below is our HHBNY picks!
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MC Lyte 
Born and Raised in Brooklyn, MC Lyte was first solo female rapper to release a full album entitled « Lyte as a Rock » in 1988. She has since held the crown (In many opinions) as the best female rapper of all time.
Her work is notable for its uncensored lyrical matter and water like flows. A now Speaker and Philatropist, MC Lyte has always been regarded as one of Hip Hop’s pioneer feminists, giving space for future female emcees to be recognized and respected.
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Monie Love
If you’ve ever seen the movie Class Act (Pretend like you don’t know who Kid n Play are!!!) you’ve probably heard my favorite Monie Love joint. A British Rapper & Radio Personality, Monie Love made it big not only in the UK but in the US as well with the success of « Its a Shame/My Sister » in 1990. 
She also gained acclaim via her collaborations with this next Queen, who together represented a piece of Hip Hop music aimed at empowering women.
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Queen Latifah
All Hail the Queen! From Spike Lee joints to blind dates with The Fresh Prince (Or the bossy Marissa Redman, depending on what episode you watch)
Queen Latifah has had a very successful career I’m not only Hip Hop but in tv & film as well! Not only did she push the barriers of what female emcees were, she also expressed women empowerment and the dangers of domestic violence in records like « U.N.I.T.Y » & « Ladies First » featuring the pre-mentioned Monie Love. 
Queen Latifah always kept it smooth and bouncy, while coming across with her message or story. Listening back to these songs I forget she’s from Newark NJ (Might as well been from Brooklyn). Another one of my favorites tracks rivals Ice Cube’s A Good Day as she depicts another day in her neighborhood.
Everything from Black pride, female unity, and street style raps; Queen Latifah brought some of it all.
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EVE
Whose that girl??? lol Seriously tho thats my shit!
If you weren’t listening to DMX and The Ruff Ryders in the early 2000’s I have no words for you. (Pretend like you havent heard of The Anthem)
The team (comprised of herself, DMX, The LOX, Drag-On, Swizz Beatz and more) put out hit after hit. Eve prove to me she could hold her own with the spitters starting with that « What Yall Want » joint. 
The beat the flows everything was on point. From then on everything she’s done has been uniquely her and I still to this day listen harder for her bars in The Roots- You Got Me ».
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Lauryn Hill
Hailing from East Orange, New Jersey, Lauryn Hill. Best female emcee ever (in my humble opinion). She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album « The Miseducation of Lauryn HIll. » featuring some of hear most popular records.
L Boogie brought a level of consciousness and melodic truth to her music that shined through to everyone. She spoke of positivity and uplifted a generation of music listeners. She was able to speak truth to masses while making it relatable, catchy, and REAL. Even outside of music.
Her creativity and passion for her music is evident and refreshing, even listening back to it today. All of these women set standards in music and pushed the culture forward. Not only did they prove they can stomp with the big dogs (Martin pun intended) but they all made timeless music and expressed an array of issues and themes in their music. 
I urge us to continue to support talented female emcees, independent, underground, or otherwise. Good music is good music. Salute to all my female emcees and all my Hip Hop Heads!
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@Gurumorahlty @hhbnewyork

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