American Female Rappers

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Nicki Minaj
(Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop Artist)
Nicki Minaj
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Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Amongst the most influential female rap artists of all time and one of the bestselling artists, Nicki Minaj came to limelight after her collaborations with Dirty Money Record and Young Money Entertainment. With subsequent release of her four albums, Minaj firmly established herself as a chart-topping artist. The Queen of Rap has also dabbled in acting and ventured into business.

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Cardi B
(The First Female Rapper to Achieve Multiple Diamond-Certified Songs by the RIAA)
Cardi B
197
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

Rap legend Cardi B rose from being an exotic dancer and internet celebrity to being featured on Forbes and Time 100. Her triple-platinum-certified debut album, Invasion of Privacy, topped the Billboard 200. She was the only female solo artist to win the Grammy for the Best Rap Album.

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Doja Cat
(For Her song "Candy" which set off the "Sweet Spot" viral dance on TikTok)
Doja Cat
87
Birthdate: October 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Singer and rapper, Doja Cat, is best known for the music video for her song Mooo!, which went viral in 2018 and made her an international sensation. She subsequently went on to become a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms. She often kindles controversies because of her social media comments on sensitive issues.

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Megan Thee Stallion
(The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist at the Grammy's)
Megan Thee Stallion
165
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

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Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
81
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

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Lizzo
(Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice")
Lizzo
135
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.
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Saweetie
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her Single ‘Icy Grl’)
Saweetie
109
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

Saweetie is an American rapper gained recognition when she posted her debut single Icy Grl on SoundCloud. Subsequently, the video of the song broke the internet as it went on to gather 100 million views on YouTube. She was then signed by Warner Records, which increased her popularity. She is also signed to Artistry Worldwide, her manager Max Gousse's record label.

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Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Mary J. Blige
16
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

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Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
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Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

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Lisa Lopes
(Rapper, Singer and Member of the R&B Girl Group 'TLC')
Lisa Lopes
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Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25, 2002

Lisa Lopes, popularly known as “Left Eye,” was a member of the Grammy-winning hip-hop/R&B girl band TLC. Apart from rapping and singing, she also co-wrote songs and managed the band’s outfits, album titles, and artworks. Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras, leaving behind her incomplete second solo album.

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Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
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Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Four-time Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott, known for her chartbusting tracks such as Get Ur Freak On, was ranked fifth on Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time list. She was initially part of the R&B group Sista and then collaborated with Timbaland in the collective Swing Mob
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Danielle Bregoli
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Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)
Janelle Monae
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Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Artist Janelle Monae initially sang with rapper Big Boi and is known for albums such as Dirty Computer. She has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times. Monae also appeared in films such as Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight. She is both bisexual and pansexual.
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Young M.A
(American Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her 2016 Hit Single ‘Ooouuu’)
Young M.A
57
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Young M.A is an American rapper who achieved popularity after the release of her single Ooouuu, which was certified quadruple-platinum. Also a well-known philanthropist, Young M.A launched the KWEENZ Foundation in 2018; the foundation aims at helping those trying to cope with the loss of loved ones. The same year, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Eve
(Rapper)
Eve
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Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Remy Ma
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Remy Ma
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Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
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Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
21
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Lil’ Kim
(Rap Icon Popularly Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Lil’ Kim
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Birthdate: July 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States
Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil' Kim, rose from the streets of Brooklyn and became one of VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. She shared a Grammy for her collaborative track Lady Marmalade. Her songs talk about female desires. She has also inspired many with her risky fashion sense. 
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Michel'le
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michel'le
15
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, United States
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Nora Lum
(Rapper, Actress)
Nora Lum
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Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stony Brook, New York, United States
Nora Lum, or Awkwafina, soared to fame with the song My Vag, which became a YouTube hit. She then delivered her album Yellow Ranger and appeared in the series Girl Code. With The Farewell, she became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for the lead female.
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Azealia Banks
(Rapper Known for Her Viral Single '212')
Azealia Banks
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Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

Azealia Banks is an American rapper, actress, singer, and songwriter. After releasing music through the social networking service Myspace, Banks signed to XL Recordings. After a brief association with Polydor Records and Interscope, Banks founded her own label, Chaos & Glory Recordings. Over the years, her outspoken views on sensitive subjects like race have attracted criticism, controversy, and media scrutiny.

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JT
(Singer)
JT
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Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States
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Yung Miami
(Singer)
Yung Miami
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Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Foxy Brown
(Rapper whose album Ill Na Na(1996) was certified platinum by the RIAA)
Foxy Brown
14
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Miss Mulatto
(Rapper)
Miss Mulatto
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Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Miss Mulatto is an American rapper who launched her career after competing in a reality TV series titled The Rap Game. Apart from releasing mixtapes, extended plays, and singles, Miss Mulatto also owns a store called Pittstop Clothing in Georgia.

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Da Brat
(Rapper)
Da Brat
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Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rapper Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Brat, is best known for her debut album, Funkdafied, which made her the first solo female platinum certified rapper. The two-time Grammy nominee soared to fame with her hits such as Loverboy. She has also served prison time for assaulting a waitress.
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Trina
(Rapper)
Trina
23
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Jessi
(Rapper and Singer best known as a member of the hip-hop trio Lucky J)
Jessi
3
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
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MC Lyte
(Rapper)
MC Lyte
9
Birthdate: October 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Rico Nasty
(Rapper)
Rico Nasty
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Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Rico Nasty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her punk aesthetic and unique delivery, Nasty achieved popularity in 2018 when she released singles, such as Poppin and Smack a Bitch. Over the years, Rico Nasty has been serving as an inspiration for contemporary artists like ppcocaine and Flo Milli.

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Justina Valentine
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Birthdate: February 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Passaic County, New Jersey

Justina Valentine is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. Renowned for her eclectic music style that often incorporates elements of various genres including hip hop, Justina Valentine has had major radio airplay and charting singles. She is also known for competing in the popular reality competition show, The Challenge.

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Dej Loaf
(Rapper)
Dej Loaf
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Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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DaniLeigh
(Singer, Songwriter)
DaniLeigh
9
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Ashnikko
(American Rapper Known for Her Tokyo-Inspired Street Fashion)
Ashnikko
19
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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Ppcocaine
(Rapper)
Ppcocaine
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Birthdate: June 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Lilliane Diomi, better known by her pseudonym, “ppcocaine,” rose to fame with her viral tracks on TikTok, such as DDLG and 3 Musketeers. She was previously known as "trapbunniebubbles" and is immensely popular on YouTube, too. The openly lesbian entertainer is known for her signature pink clothes and hair.
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Amanda Seales
(Comedian)
Amanda Seales
14
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cupcakke
(Rapper)
Cupcakke
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Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Kash Doll
(Rapper)
Kash Doll
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Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Pepa
(Rapper best known for her work as a member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa)
Pepa
5
Birthdate: November 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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Kiely Williams
10
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Angel Haze
(Rapper)
Angel Haze
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Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Asian Doll
(Rapper)
Asian Doll
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Birthdate: December 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Misharron Jermeisha Allen, popularly known as Asian Doll, is an American rapper. After having endured a poverty-stricken early life, Doll managed to put her rapping skills to good use to earn money and fame. Her journey from being a naive rapper to becoming the first female artist to be signed to the popular 1017 Eskimo Records has been quite inspirational.

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Snow Tha Product
11
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
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Rubi Rose
(Rapper, Model)
Rubi Rose
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Lil Mama
(Rapper)
Lil Mama
10
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City
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Flo Milli
(Rapper)
Flo Milli
15
Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
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Cheryl James
(Rapper)
Cheryl James
6
Birthdate: March 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
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Rasheeda
(Rapper)
Rasheeda
14
Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
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Princess Nokia
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Birthdate: June 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Syd
(Singer-songwriter)
Syd
11
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.