First Ladies of Rap

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Rye Rye - N.E.E.T. - From Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew to Nicki Minaj of Young Money, rap crews throughout history have always needed a talented female to rep for them. Femcee from the DMV, Rye Rye has a flair for fashion, stage, and music which is probably what caught the attention of international superstar, M.I.A.(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images)

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Rye Rye - N.E.E.T. - From Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew to Nicki Minaj of Young Money, rap crews throughout history have always needed a talented female to rep for them. Femcee from the DMV, Rye Rye has a flair for fashion, stage, and music which is probably what caught the attention of international superstar, M.I.A.(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images)

Iggy Azalea - Grand Hustle - T.I.'s Grand Hustle was  so attracted to the swag of Australian femcee Iggy Azalea, who broke through in 2010 after her "P---y" video went viral, they made her an official member of the team in March 2012.  (Photo: Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)

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Iggy Azalea - Grand Hustle - T.I.'s Grand Hustle was  so attracted to the swag of Australian femcee Iggy Azalea, who broke through in 2010 after her "P---y" video went viral, they made her an official member of the team in March 2012.  (Photo: Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)

Azealia Banks (@AzealiaBanks) - TWEET: "Lol T.I. will forever be a joke to me."Harlem newcomer Azealia Banks continues her beef with Tip, baiting the ATL MC with tweets after the release of "Murda Bizness" a new single from T.I.'s new artist Iggy Azalea.(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

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Azealia Banks (@AzealiaBanks) - TWEET: "Lol T.I. will forever be a joke to me."Harlem newcomer Azealia Banks continues her beef with Tip, baiting the ATL MC with tweets after the release of "Murda Bizness" a new single from T.I.'s new artist Iggy Azalea.(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Lola Monroe ? Taylor Gang - Wiz Khalifa announced last year that he had signed Lola Monroe to his Taylor Gang crew, and she's already become one of its standout members, snagging a nomination for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards.(Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Lola Monroe ? Taylor Gang - Wiz Khalifa announced last year that he had signed Lola Monroe to his Taylor Gang crew, and she's already become one of its standout members, snagging a nomination for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards.(Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

Nicki Minaj ? Young Money - Although she was once down with both Gucci Mane's So Icey Entertainment and Lil Wayne's Young Money at the same time, Minaj ultimately aligned with YM. The Queens MC signed with the label in August 2009 and released her platinum-selling album, Pink Friday, the following year. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Nicki Minaj ? Young Money - Although she was once down with both Gucci Mane's So Icey Entertainment and Lil Wayne's Young Money at the same time, Minaj ultimately aligned with YM. The Queens MC signed with the label in August 2009 and released her platinum-selling album, Pink Friday, the following year. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Lil Kim ? Junior M.A.F.I.A.  - As the only woman in the Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew, Kim learned to hold her own from jump. When the group dismantled after the demise of their leader the Notorious B.I.G., Kim went on to forge a successful career, becoming one of the greatest femcees of all time, all on her own. (Photo: Augustin/PictureGroup)

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Lil Kim ? Junior M.A.F.I.A.  - As the only woman in the Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew, Kim learned to hold her own from jump. When the group dismantled after the demise of their leader the Notorious B.I.G., Kim went on to forge a successful career, becoming one of the greatest femcees of all time, all on her own. (Photo: Augustin/PictureGroup)

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Foxy Brown ? The Firm  - Although her stint with the Firm crew was brief, Foxy provided a much needed feminine touch to the New York rap group that included Nas, AZ and Nature (who replaced Cormega)?well, as much femininity as the hardcore BK rapper could muster up. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Eve ? Ruff Ryders - Referring to herself as the "Illest, vicious Pitbull in a skirt," Eve introduced her position with the title of her debut album on Ruff Ryders, Let There Be Eve? Ruff Ryders' First Lady, on September 14, 1999. The Swizz Beatz-produced double platinum-selling album kicked off her career and solidified her spot with the crew. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup)

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Eve ? Ruff Ryders - Referring to herself as the "Illest, vicious Pitbull in a skirt," Eve introduced her position with the title of her debut album on Ruff Ryders, Let There Be Eve? Ruff Ryders' First Lady, on September 14, 1999. The Swizz Beatz-produced double platinum-selling album kicked off her career and solidified her spot with the crew. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup)

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Charli Baltimore ? The Commission  - In addition to his Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew, the Notorious B.I.G. also created another mafioso-inspired hip hop supergroup called the Commission. The crew included Jay-Z, Lil Cease, Diddy and Big himself and placed Philly rapper Charli Baltimore at its helm.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

Vita - During the height of Murder Inc., music executive Irv Gotti signed Vita, a female rapper with a hardcore sound and New York style. She quickly rose to fame after being featured on the hit Ja Rule single "Put It on Me."   (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

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Vita - During the height of Murder Inc., music executive Irv Gotti signed Vita, a female rapper with a hardcore sound and New York style. She quickly rose to fame after being featured on the hit Ja Rule single "Put It on Me." (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

Rah Digga ? Da Outsidaz - Before linking up with Busta Rhymes and joining his Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga was the only female in Da Outsidaz clique. (Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)

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Rah Digga ? Da Outsidaz - Before linking up with Busta Rhymes and joining his Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga was the only female in Da Outsidaz clique. (Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)

Syd Tha Kyd ? Odd Future - Syd tha Kyd is the only female member of the Los Angeles-based alternative hip hop collective Odd Future. Although Syd doesn't jump into the limelight often, she's integral to the crew in her role as the crew's DJ and is responsible for bringing the crew together in the first place to record in her parents' home studio.(Photo: Courtesy Red Records)

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Syd Tha Kyd ? Odd Future - Syd tha Kyd is the only female member of the Los Angeles-based alternative hip hop collective Odd Future. Although Syd doesn't jump into the limelight often, she's integral to the crew in her role as the crew's DJ and is responsible for bringing the crew together in the first place to record in her parents' home studio.(Photo: Courtesy Red Records)

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Amil ? Roc-A-Fella - Perhaps best known for her feature on Jay-Z's "Can I Get A?," Amil was recruited to join Roc-A-Fella after Jay decided that his third album, Vol. 2? Hard Knock Life, needed a woman's touch. The NY femcee linked with the crew officially in 1999 for the Hard Knock Life Tour. (Photo: Courtesy Columbia Records)

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Ms. Melodie - As the former wife of the blastmaster KRS-One, Ms. Melodie had some knowledge that she too wanted to share with the hip hop community. Although her stint as an MC didn't last too long, she had a classic verse on "Self Destruction."

Mia X ? No Limit  - As the first female signee to No Limit Records, Mia X released three albums between 1995 and 1998. In 1997 Unlady Like, her second album on the Master P-owned label, was certified gold.  (Photo: Times-Picayune /Landov)

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Mia X ? No Limit  - As the first female signee to No Limit Records, Mia X released three albums between 1995 and 1998. In 1997 Unlady Like, her second album on the Master P-owned label, was certified gold.  (Photo: Times-Picayune /Landov)

Roxanne Shante - Ask any female MC who they were inspired by, and so many times you will get the answer, Roxanne Shante. At the tender age of 14, Roxanne Shante released "Roxanne's Revenge," a response record to UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne." The Queensbridge MC was one of the first commercially successful females in hip hop.  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Roxanne Shante - Ask any female MC who they were inspired by, and so many times you will get the answer, Roxanne Shante. At the tender age of 14, Roxanne Shante released "Roxanne's Revenge," a response record to UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne." The Queensbridge MC was one of the first commercially successful females in hip hop. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Remy Ma ? Terror Squad - After catching Remy performing in the Bronx, NY, Terror Squad's Big Pun signed on to become her mentor and later invited her to join the crew in 1999. Seven years later Ma released her debut solo album There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, which spawned her two biggest singles to date "Whateva" and "Conceited." (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Remy Ma ? Terror Squad - After catching Remy performing in the Bronx, NY, Terror Squad's Big Pun signed on to become her mentor and later invited her to join the crew in 1999. Seven years later Ma released her debut solo album There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, which spawned her two biggest singles to date "Whateva" and "Conceited." (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)