It is no secret that women are currently dominating the rap game. With newcomers coming out every week, it could be hard to keep up with the influx of new talent. To make it easy for you, we listed some female emcees that are well on their way to becoming household names.
“I don’t give a fuck, I’ll beat a bitch up,” was the hook heard around the world and the line that put North Carolina native, TiaCorine, on the map. Her track ‘Lotto,’ two years after its actual release, found its way onto Tik Tok and went viral. Currently, the song has reached over four million streams on Spotify. TiaCorine is the latest to sign to the South Coast Music Group label, which also hosts acts such as DaBaby.
Ivorian Doll gained a following as a social media influencer before venturing into the rap game. The London-based emcee caught worldwide attention with her single ‘Rumors,’ a drill track addressing false speculations about her personal life. On her way to becoming a staple in the UK Drill scene, Ivorian Doll admits to wanting to shake up the boys club the genre often portrays. She explains; “I want to be the female artist the boys are afraid of because I’m better than they are.”
PAP which stands for “Pretty and Paid” Chanel caught attention after her Good Form Challenge freestyle went viral on Twitter. In 2018, the Milledgeville, Georgia native began to take her rap career seriously after a nearly fatal car accident left her homebound. Pap Chanel takes bad and bougie to the next level with her doll-like aesthetic that’s paired with the gritty southern flair in her delivery. Her latest track ‘Money Callin’ shows that she’s a growing force to be reckoned with.
Deemed Missy Elliot’s younger punk sister, Brenda Mensah, better known as Bree Runway, has been gaining more attention after her track “ApeShit” met critical acclaim. The London rappers have a solid list of collaborations under her belt with artists like Maliibu Miitch and Yung Baby Tate. Runway claims her style is genre-bending and gender fluid. She sites artists like Lil Kim, Pharell, and Lady Gaga as influences.
You can’t go on Tik Tok without coming across a ppcocaine track. Her distinct voice and stand-out lyrics about shaking ass have made her music as a staple on the app. The LA-based rapper has gained attention for her girly aesthetic paired with her unfiltered, raunchy lyrical, and video content. Without a full-length album or formal release of one of her viral singles, she has already gained support from artists like Rico Nasty and Lizzo.
TeeZandos is touted as being the “Princess of Drill.” Signing to GB Records London at the tender age of 14, the now 17-year-old rapper is well on her way to being a household name. Her Link Up TV’s “HB Freestyle” and ProdByWalkz’s “Who’s Got Bars?” freestyle secured her a coveted Artists To Watch in 2020 co-sign from respected tastemaker Kenny Allstar. She has been nominated ‘Female Artist of the Year’ by acclaimed publication, GRM Daily.
$hyfromdatre has been in the rap game for only a year, and she’s showing that she has the charisma and talent needed to be hip-hop’s next breakout star. Tracks like ‘1730 G’ and ‘Go Bestfriend’ leave you pressing replay to catch the North Carolina rappers witty liners. Her growing attention has already gotten new fans criticizing her sound, comparing it to fellow Carolina rapper Stunna 4 Vegas. In an interview, she expresses that she doesn’t let the comparisons to other rappers get the better of her. She uses the negativity as fuel to keep her going.”If people are throwing you lemons, you make lemonade.” She states.
Big Mali carries the talent and conviction of most seasoned rappers. In her tracks like ‘For the Record,’ her high energy delivery and distinct cadence make her a standout in a lane of her own. The Raleigh, NC native sites Lil Baby and Lil Uzi Vert as her biggest influences.