Women Ruling Hip Hop

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  • Left Eye
  • Missy Elliott
  • MC Lyte
  • Eve
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Lil Kim
  • Foxy Brown
  • Spinderella
  • Salt-n-Pepa
  • Azealia Banks

MC Lyte

Rising to fame in the late '80s and becoming the first solo female rap artist to release an album, MC Lyte has paved the way for femcees everywhere. Her ironically titled debut, Lyte as a Rock, made waves everywhere and left people knowing that her mic sounds nice.

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