10 Hip Hop Songs That Make Women Proud

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  • 10 Hip Hop Songs That Make Women Proud
  • 2Pac, "Dear Mama"
  • Queen Latifah, "U.N.I.T.Y."
  • 2Pac, "Keep Ya Head Up"
  • Salt 'N Pepa, "None of Your Business"
  • Kanye West, "Hey Mama"
  • Eve
  • Ghostface Killah, "All That I Got Is You"
  • Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
  • Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love, "Ladies First"
  • Lil Kim feat. Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Left Eye and Angie Martinez, "Ladies Night"

10 Hip Hop Songs That Make Women Proud

Silencing women's voices is a crime that's been committed around the globe for centuries, and hip hop (though often made an example of for its abundance of misogynistic lyrics) has in many ways helped to empower and uplift those stories that need to be heard. In honor of Women's History Month, which officially kicked off Saturday (March 1), we brought back this playlist of songs that would make even your hip hop-hating grandmother smile with pride.

(Photos from left: Epic Records, Interscope Records, MoTown Records)

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