Its nostalgic revival of soul music cemented a production trend, and helped to propel its guest rapper — a baby-faced Jay-Z — into the stratosphere. All would go on to make harder-edged diss tracks, but this slightly cheesy Kool and the Gang-sampling track made a point: we can do bars about guns, sex, weed and cash even better than the men. Patti LaBelle or somebody? Neneh Cherry — Buffalo Stance. Less a rap track and more a pop darling having an edgy mainstream moment, this punchy manifesto still stands up.
Noname appeared on Chance the Rapper's 2013 mixtape "Acid Rap."
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In terms of hip-hop bangers, was good to us—from Lizzo to Drake to City Girls, we were given plenty of windows-down music to whip to so much, in fact, that we were set for fall and winter too. Love Cosmo? Want the mag? Subscribe here! After Megan signed with Entertainment in November making her the first female rapper on the label , her career totally took off. Start with this track, but be sure to check out her other bangers many with outrageously A-list features too! Something about the aesthetic of this song and video is just right. Drake has done it again: This is an absolute banger. Lizzo was an obvious choice for this list. And there is no better collab than Lizzo and Missy Elliott.
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Subscriber Account active since. It's a special time for women in hip-hop with one female rapper after another entering the Billboard Hot chart. Although stars like Cardi B and Lizzo continue to dominate with catchy hits, young artists like Saweetie and Megan Thee Stallion are on the rise. Here are some — but certainly not all — of the women in hip-hop that you should be listening to right now. Just one: Tierra Whack. The Philly-born artist started sharing music on SoundCloud before signing with Interscope Records in Whack's debut album "Whack World" was well-received , even given its unusual runtime of 15 minutes for 15 tracks. With a debut mixtape titled " Telefone " in , an NPR Tiny Desk concert in , and the release of her debut album in " Room 25" , Noname's rise to fame has been steady and well-deserved. Beyond inspiring one of the biggest memes of summer , Houston-native Megan Thee Stallion has been busy leaving her mark on the rap genre over the past few years.
Cardi B is also the first female rapper to rule the Hot at all since Iggy Azalea, whose own debut hit "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, reigned for seven weeks in To celebrate Cardi B's achievement, we've ranked the all-time top 25 Hot rap hits by female artists in lead roles. Our list takes us through the progression of the genre, featuring hits from the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, going as far back as Salt-N-Pepa's breakthrough in Also notable: "Bodak Yellow" is already a strong enough chart performer to make the all-time tally. Here are the top 25 biggest rap songs by female artists in the Hot 's history, from No. Fyne feat. Chill, No. Ludacris, No. Gwen Stefani, No.