Katie Got Bandz (Top Female Rappers )

Katie is from Bronzeville, a neighborhood in the Low End area of South Side, Chicago. Katie cites her neighborhood as the muse for her lyrics and the stories she tells while rapping. Her favorite rapper is Waka Flocka Flame and, prior to rapping, she studied biology and pre-med at Truman College.

 

Musical career

 

Katie is the debut female rapper of Chicago’s drill music scene, though she has announced plans to transition her music to a more global sound. In several interviews she spoke of the poor reputation Chicago has with respect to crime and violence and the attack of drill music as a result. Katie has said that her intention with drill music is to portray her authentic experience and emphasizes she does not want to influence crime or contribute to the already high crime rate in Chicago through her music.

 

Her upcoming project Drillary Clinton 3 is slated for a late 2015 release, and she intends to transition her sound with this project while paying homage to drill music at the same time.

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Mc Trouble ( Top Female Rappers )

LaTasha Sheron Rogers (July 30, 1970 – June 4, 1992), better known as MC Trouble, was a rap artist, and the first female rapper signed to Motown Records.

 

MC Trouble had a minor hit with the song “(I Wanna) Make You Mine” featuring The Good Girls, released May 25, 1990. “Make You Mine” peaked at #15 on the Billboard Magazine’s Hot Rap Songs charts.

 

The title track of her debut album Gotta Get a Grip was released as a second single on September 14, 1990. Gotta Get a Grip showed promise as a mix of hardcore rap and more commercial R&B.

 

Illness and death

 

Rogers was born with epilepsy and received daily treatment to prevent seizures; In 1992, she was in production for her second album when she died in her sleep on June 4, 1992, while at the home of a friend in Los Angeles shortly after suffering an epileptic seizure which resulted in heart failure.

 

Legacy

 

The posthumous single “Big Ole Jazz” was released in 1992 and appeared on the House Party 2 soundtrack resulted in a second & final hit on Billboard’s rap singles chart. The song ‘Vibes and Stuff’ by rap group A Tribe Called Quest off their album The Low End Theory was dedicated to MC Trouble. Her dedication is mentioned several times throughout the track.

“Lady ” (New Top Female Rappers )

Shameka Shanta Brown (born July 31, 1989), better known by her stage name Lady (and her online accounts ThisIsLady), is an American rapper signed to Plies’ record label, Big Gates Record. Lady was born in Talbotton, Georgia and began rapping in high school with two of her friends. She was signed to her record label on the first of April, 2010. She has currently released three albums.

 

Lady’s song “Yankin” was featured in the HBO television series Girls  and her song “Twerk” was featured in Showtime’s original television series Ray Donovan.  Lady’s songs have also been featured on other shows and websites, such as the BBC show Skins, Slate, Perez Hilton, Howard Stern Show, MTV,Examiner.com, and The Huffington Post.

 

Early Life

 

Brown graduated from Central High School in Talbotton, Georgia. During her senior year at Central, Brown was the Senior class officer president.

 

Career Beginnings

 

On April 1st 2010, Brown signed a record deal with the indie recording label, Big Gates Records. With more than 100,000 digital sales, the mixtapes “Bitch From Around the Way”, “Bitch From Around the Way II”, and “Bout Dat Life” have increased Lady’s popularity.

 

HBO’s hit series, “Girls”, featured Lady’s track “Yankin,” while the UK’s Channel 4 award-winning show “Skins” used her track “I Need” for the series. Showtime’s Ray Donovan featured “twerk”. Lady and her songs have also been discussed on Howard Stern’s radio talk show, the Howard Stern Show.

 

“Katie Got Bandz” (Top Female Rappers )

Katie is from Bronzeville, a neighborhood in the Low End area of South Side, Chicago. Katie cites her neighborhood as the muse for her lyrics and the stories she tells while rapping. Her favorite rapper is Waka Flocka Flame and, prior to rapping, she studied biology and pre-med at Truman College.

 

Musical career

 

Katie is the debut female rapper of Chicago’s drill music scene, though she has announced plans to transition her music to a more global sound. In several interviews she spoke of the poor reputation Chicago has with respect to crime and violence and the attack of drill music as a result. Katie has said that her intention with drill music is to portray her authentic experience and emphasizes she does not want to influence crime or contribute to the already high crime rate in Chicago through her music.

 

Her upcoming project Drillary Clinton 3 is slated for a late 2015 release, and she intends to transition her sound with this project while paying homage to drill music at the same time.

Dej Loaf (Top Female Rappers

Deja Trimble (born April 8, 1991), better known by her stage name Dej Loaf (stylized as DeJ Loaf), is an American rapper and singer from Detroit, Michigan. She began her music career in 2011, and released her debut mixtape Just Do It in 2012. In October 2014, she released her second mixtape, Sell Sole.

 

DeJ Loaf rose to greater popularity in 2014 with her single “Try Me”, which initially attained viral internet popularity and has peaked at number 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified Gold on April 3, 2015 in the US.

 

She was chosen as part of the XXL Magazine2015 Freshman Class.

 

Early life

 

Deja Trimble was born on April 8, 1991 in Detroit, Michigan and was raised on the Eastside of the city. Growing up, she often listened to music with her parents and grandmother, ranging “from 2Pac to Rakim to Miles Davis.”

 

Her father was killed when she was four years old. A self-described “good kid and a decent student” who mostly kept to herself, she began writing her own original music as early as nine years old.

 

She graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit, MI in 2009, played basketball up to the junior varsity level, and later attended Saginaw Valley State University to study nursing for three semesters before deciding to focus on a full-time music career.

 

Music career

 

Dej Loaf began her career as a hip hop artist in 2011; her stage name is a portmanteau of a shortened version of her first name, “Deja”, and “loafer”, as she took a keen interest in Air Jordans growing up.

 

She released her first mixtape, Just Do It., in 2013, which attracted the attention of fellow Detroit rapper SAYITAINTTONE. She later signed her to his label IBGM (I Been Gettin’ Money) and his management team.

 

The track “Try Me”, produced by DDS, and released as a single in July 2014, rose to viral popularity after Canadian recording artist Drake quoted lyrics from the song in an Instagram post. She signed to Columbia Records in October and shortly after released the mixtape Sell Sole,  which was given an “A–” by music critic Robert Christgau, who wrote in his review for Noisey, “What’s irresistible is the form-content disparity—a rapper who brags so un-macho, a rapper whose greed is so explicitly for her family, a rapper who’s ‘Grindin’ ‘ at music. Plus her flow is a brook, her producer respects her space, and her two sex rhymes are into it and into it more.”

 

DeJ Loaf contributed a rap to the song “Detroit vs. Everybody” on rapper Eminem’s compilation Shady XV (2014). She opened for Nicki Minaj during the North American leg of The Pinkprint Tour in 2015.

 

“TINK” (Top Female Rappers /RnB)

Trinity Home (born March 18, 1995), better known by her stage name Tink, is an American rapper, musician and singer-songwriter. Since 2012, she has released six mixtapes and is due to release her debut studio album in 2016. The album is set to be released on the Mosley Music Group label, an imprint of Epic Records run by producer,Timbaland. Her 2014 mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, was featured as a top 10 R&Balbum in both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines.

 

She was also chosen as part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class.

 

Early life and education

 

Trinity Home was born on March 18, 1995 in Calumet City, Illinois. Home was nicknamed Tink by friends in elementary school and she has used the name ever since. Tink started singing in church when she was five years old and began writing songs at age 11, including some for her father’s friends. She attended high school at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where she participated in talent shows and joined the school choir.

 

She counted English as one of her favorite subjects because it helped her become a stronger writer.

 

She started rapping and recording music in her father’s basement studio at the age of 15. At age 16, she and her brother posted a clip of her freestyling over Clipse’s “Grindin'” to Facebook and received local buzz.

 

Career

 

Tink’s career officially began with the release of her 2011’s mixtape, Winter’s Diary, while she was still in high school under Lyrical Eyes Management. .

 

In 2012, she followed that up with two more mixtape releases Alter Ego and Blunts & Ballads.

 

In 2013, she released her fourth mixtape, Boss Up, and she was featured on Future Brown’s debut single “Wanna Party”.

 

In 2013, the buzz surrounding her mixtape releases and her collaboration with Future Brown, which led her to have a meeting with record executives in Los Angeles. At the time, Tink noted that she was comfortable staying independent.

 

Tink’s next mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, which was named the eighth-best R&B album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and the ninth-best R&B album of 2014 by Billboard.

 

In 2014, Tink performed alongside Sleigh Bells at South by Southwest (SXSW), and the acts released a joint single, “That Did It,” on the same year.  She also collaborated with Kelela on a song, titled “Want It” and collaborated with Jeremih on a song, titled “Don’t Tell Nobody”.

 

In October 2014, Tink signed a deal with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, an imprint of Epic Records. Tink appeared in the Worldstar Hip Hop documentary showcasing Chicago’s burgeoning Hip Hop scene entitled “The Field: Chicago” in January 2014. Her debut studio album was released in 2015 and was preceded by the single “Ratchet Commandments”. Timbaland made headlines in 2015 by indicating at SXSW that Aaliyah had appeared to him and described Tink as “the one.” Tink would later perform an unreleased track that samples Aaliyah’s “One in a Million”.  In April 2015, the unreleased track, now entitled “Million”, was released.

 

Musical style

 

Tink has been compared to Lauryn Hill, Ms. Jade and Da Brat.  Her first mixtape,Winter’s Diary, was largely filled with R&B ballads, but her second mixtape, Alter Ego, established her rapping skills. Her subsequent mixtapes have blended her R&B and rap styles. Tink has also been loosely associated with the Drill movement that was birthed in Chicago. Some of her early songs (like “Bad Girl”) display some of the genre’s hallmarks like aggressive beats and violent lyrics. She has since distanced herself from that movement, saying that she wants to become “a positive, realistic vision of female empowerment.”

 

Much of the lyrical content in her music deals with complex emotional issues that are geared toward a primarily teenage demographic. She often uses a Chicago setting to convey her feelings about love, heartbreak, faithfulness, and teenage melodrama.[

Tink has been praised for her storytelling ability. Her music has also taken on issues like female empowerment and the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

“Salt” (Top Female Rapper )

 

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Cheryl R. James (born March 28, 1966) better known by her stage name “Salt” is an American rapper and actress. She is a member of the rap trio Salt-n-Pepa, which also includes Pepa (Sandra Denton) and Spinderella (Deidra “Dee Dee” Roper). Salt starred in The Salt-n-Pepa Show, a reality TV series focusing on reforming the group.

Career

 

 

Cheryl James and Sandra Denton formed Salt-n-Pepa in 1984, they were joined by Latoya Hanson in 1985 who was replaced by Deidra Roper joined in 1986. They released five studio albums: Hot, Cool & Vicious (1986),A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), Blacks’ Magic (1990), Very Necessary (1993), andBrand New (1997). Salt also co-starred in the 1993 motion picture Who’s the Man? In 1997, she recorded the song “Stomp” with gospel artists Kirk Franklin and God’s Property for their album God’s Property, one of the best-selling albums in gospel music history. They were the first female rap act to have gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums, and the first female rap act to win a Grammy. The group disbanded in 2002 but reformed in 2008.

 

Salt appeared on VH1’s inaugural Hip Hop Honors program in November 2004, along with Pepa, but they did not perform. Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella, however, did perform on the second Hip Hop Honors on September 22, 2005, performing their hit “Whatta Man”. This was the trio’s first performance as Salt-N-Pepa since 1999. On October 23, 2008, Salt-N-Pepa performed “Shoop”, “Push It”, and “Whatta Man” at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2009, Salt was featured in the Generation Gospel Exclusive on 106 & Gospel.

 

Personal

 

Salt married her husband Gavin Wray on Christmas Eve 2000,  She and Wray have two children, a daughter and a son. They currently reside in New York City.   She was referenced in Tupac’s song “Keep Ya Head Up.”

 

In an interview Salt stated she considers herself a feminist “in a way,” emphasizing the need for women to avoid complete emotional and financial dependence on men. Songs like “Tramp” and “Shake Your Thang” by Salt-N-Pepa express these feminist themes of female autonomy.