The Tens: 10 Dope Female Rappers NOT Named Nicki Minaj
1) Jean Grae
Possibly the best female emcee out there today. It’s actually a shame that we have to put her in the female rapper space because she raps circles around a majority of the men out there. After first bursting onto the scene as part of Natural Resource in the mid-1990s, the artist formally known as What? What? changed her name to Jean Grae and began destroying mics as a solo act. She’s mean and vicious, but in a female sort of way. Not to mention that she oozes a different type of sexuality that isn’t as overt as the Lil Kims and Nicki Minajs of the world. Her album with 9th Wonder is the stuff hip hop is all about and we simply cannot wait for Cake or Death to drop.
Jean Grae – “The Bridge”