Top Ten Female Rappers Ever: From Trina to Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, and Lauryn Hill
4. MC Lyte
Lyte is anther founding female of rap, and all MCs who come after have to give their respects to Brooklyn's fly spitter. She's got an old-school delivery and a hard-edged voice, making her mark on the game in the late '80s and early '90s. She was the first solo female rapper to release a full album, and can you believe it took that long? Much respect to MC Lyte for opening doors everywhere.
3. Queen Latifah
Another strong woman fighting for women's rights was the Queen. It was bad in the '90s. Every girl was a bitch or a ho. But Latifah reminded girls and boys everywhere that women were more than the sum of their body parts. She can sing, she can rap, and she continues to make her presence felt beyond the rap game. The honorable Queen Latifah has solidified her place in the annals of hip-hop classics.