Women Ruling Hip Hop

Don't miss legendary DJ Spinderella tonight on 106!

DJ Spinderella - Every great hip hop duo has an iconic DJ. Run DMC had Jam Master Jay, EPMD had DJ Scratch, and Salt-N-Pepa had DJ Spinderella. The Brooklyn native helped solidify the femcee's place in the history books as one of the first pioneering girl groups in rap. (Photo: Jesse Grant/WireImage)

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Legendary DJ Spinderella Hits 106 & Park Tonight! - DJ Spinderella rose to fame as the third part and resident DJ for a femcee group by the name of Salt-n-Pepa. Don't miss Spinderella tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C! (Photo: Jesse Grant/WireImage)

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Salt-n-Pepa - Salt-n-Pepa were some of the trailblazers that made sex a topic that was OK to talk about, especially when it came to the importance of safe sex during a time in the 1990s when HIV/AIDS was rampant.  (Photo: Mark Davis/PictureGroup)

Azealia Banks - Azealia Banks barely has her foot in the door, but the Harlem MC says she may not stick around much longer. "I?d eventually like to stop rapping," she said in 2013. "That?s just the honest truth. One day I don?t want to rap anymore. Just because I think it's easy, but I think it?s kind of tacky. I think it?s very unladylike. I like it. But I think I?m going to get tired of it."With the recent release of her critically acclaimed debut, Broke With Expensive Taste, she'll be around for a minute, at least. (Photo: Jim Dyson/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Azealia Banks - Azealia Banks reps Harlemworld to the fullest and is the best export that the city within a city has had since Dipset. Azealia's unique and hard-hitting rapping style combined with her passion for fashion, hair and make-up have scored her attention on the mainstream level. It'll be interesting to see what this young femcee turns out on her debut album, but it's clear that she won't disappoint. (Photo: Jim Dyson/Redferns via Getty Images)

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls - Left Eye is perhaps best known for her verse on TLC's best-selling single, the Organized Noize-produced "Waterfalls," released in 1995. The song spent seven weeks on the top of the Billboard charts and would go on to win the girls a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1996.(Photo: Courtesy LaFace Records)

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Left Eye - Female R&B groups have always been around, but when TLC emerged with two vocalists and an edgy rapper with quick lyrics and an unmistakable cadance, Left Eye became a star and an inspiration to women that love hip hop. Unfortunately, the femcee passed due a tragic accident that happened a decade ago, but her memorable lyrics will live forever and her contribution to hip hop will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Left Eye. (Photo: Courtesy LaFace Records)

Missy Elliott - What can you say about Missy Elliott? She's won a ton of Grammy Awards and managed to stay fresh for nearly two decades. Her visual representations of her music videos have always been out of this world and extremely progressive, her rhymes have always been sick and the fact that she can sing her tail off makes her even more of an O.G. All hail queen Missy! (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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Missy Elliott - What can you say about Missy Elliott? She's won a ton of Grammy Awards and managed to stay fresh for nearly two decades. Her visual representations of her music videos have always been out of this world and extremely progressive, her rhymes have always been sick and the fact that she can sing her tail off makes her even more of an O.G. All hail queen Missy! (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

15. "Kickin' 4 Brooklyn," MC Lyte - Around-the-way girl MC Lyte takes out-of-towners for a trip over the bridge on this hard-as-nails track from her criminally overlooked 1988 debut, Lyte as a Rock.  (Photo: Derick E. Hingle/PictureGroup)

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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. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle/PictureGroup)

Eve - The always beautiful and spunky Eve has repped for Philly hard and is one of the few rappers, male or female, that has made a splash in the mainstream and been a force in pop culture, from having her own TV sitcom to a fashion line. Take notes from Eve.  (Photo: Earl Gibson/PictureGroup)

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Eve - The always beautiful and spunky Eve has repped for Philly hard and is one of the few rappers, male or female, that has made a splash in the mainstream and been a force in pop culture, from having her own TV sitcom to a fashion line. Take notes from Eve. (Photo: Earl Gibson/PictureGroup)

Lauryn Hill - Reppin' South Orange, New Jersey, Lauryn Hill started her career by getting booed off the Apollo stage. She turned that around, though, with a role in Sister Act 2. After her short-lived film career, Lauryn joined the Fugees before releasing her critically acclaimed debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. (Photo: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Lauryn Hill - Although Lauryn Hill has been silent for much of the 2000s, her award-winning solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, left an imprint on everyone's heart and mind and also exposed her as not only a vocalist, but a femcee with a message. (Photo: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

Lil Kim (@LilKim) - TWEET: "For those of u who have been brainwashed by the fraud ...Let's open our eyes now people ...the clone is not bringing ladies out for the luv."   Lil Kim tweets subliminally about Nicki Minaj ahead of the "Starships" singer's expected appearance at the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 concert.(Photo: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

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Lil Kim - Lil' Kim was born Kimberly Jones and transformed into a force to be reckoned with by the late, great Notorious B.I.G. It's been a while since we've heard new music from her, but trust, nobody keeps Lil' Kim down and out, she'll definitely be back! (Photo: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

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Foxy Brown - Foxy Brown reps Brooklyn and was a sassy and sexy teen femcee that was able to hold her weight next to Jigga Man back in the day. Most recently she performed with Nicki Minaj and left fans wanting more, more and more of Foxy! (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)