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The 15 Most Influential Female Emcees of All Time

Throughout its vast and encyclopedic history, there’s no denying that hip-hop has been a male-dominated industry. It’s almost a guarantee that the culture’s die-hard enthusiasts can name drop more male emcees than they can their female counterparts. Nevertheless, those same enthusiasts would be at fault to say that women haven’t contributed just as much to the culture as men, both inside and outside of the booth. With that said, and as hip-hop continues to move forward, break new records, and linger around the top of the charts with women being just as much at the helm, here’s our list of the 15 most influential women emcees of all time from yesteryear to now.

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