8. Jamla Records
Star Player: Rapsody
The game is in desperate need for new female emcees. Ever since they dropped the Best Female Rap Solo Performance category at the Grammys, the fate of the “femcee” has been lingering. Thankfully, North Carolina’s Rapsody has both the skills and team—backed by 9th Wonder and Jamla Records—to help resurrect a new era of women in hip-hop. Ultimately, it’s her lyrical power that puts her in a position to come out on top.