The Female Rappers Changing The Rap Game
In a male-dominated rap scene, it’s always refreshing to see girls rise to the top. These female rappers are dropping hit after hit—and crushing all the stereotypes surrounding girl rappers.
Formerly Kitty Pryde, she made it onto Rolling Stone magazine’s list of top-50 songs with her single “Okay Cupid” when she was just 19. Since then, she’s collaborated with Riff Raff, Ryan Hemsworth, and become BFF’s with one of her biggest influences, Danny Brown. Don’t let her pastel hair and hair bows fool you—if Kitty doesn’t like you, she’ll take you down in a witty dig like the Kreayshawn shout-out in her track “Thank’s Kathryn Obvious”: “Right after I landed in LAX, I ran into my ex and he looked a little vexed./I said ‘Is there a problem?’/’Yes. California hates you bitch why would you bother?’/I just came for the fries with the carne asada/and to prove I can go a lot harder than Gucci Gucci Louis Louis Fendi Fendi Prada.”
Nicknamed “Nonstop” because she’s “always just hustlin’ and pon da grind,” her tracks are just as hyper as her personality. She’s currently working on her debut album, but she’s already collaborated with Kreayshawn and befriended Diplo. Her singles “Money Dance” and “Kicked Out Da Club” will get everyone on their feet—and guarantee that the party goes nonstop.
This Queens native went to LaGuardia High School, following in the steps of alumni Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks. Now, she’s producing her own beats, writing scathing, witty hooks, and going viral with her single “My Vag“.
Just 22 years old, Angel Haze has already signed with Universal, worked with Natalia Kills and Ludacris, landed a cover of XXL Magazine, performed for Donatella Versace, and set the record straight about her pansexual identity and relationship with model Ireland Baldwin. Her personal take on Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet” bravely confronts sexual assault and rape culture. An activist and insanely talented musician, Angel Haze is killing the rap game.
Detroit-born DeJ Loaf caught the attention of Wiz Khalifa, Drake, and Columbia Records with her hit “Try Me.” Her appearance on BET’s 106 and Park, to which she wore a white mink coat, Gucci loafers, and an all-white suit, solidified her presence in the industry as both a rapper and upcoming style icon, so watch out.