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The 15 Most Powerful Women in Hip-Hop Right Now

Since its birth over 40 years ago, women have been shaping the sound, looks and functionality of hip-hop. While the culture’s population is predominantly male, many females have rightfully earned spots in the limelight, and made permanent marks on the industry. We’ve composed a list of 15 women who tout commercial accomplishments, hold coveted awards, and have an impressive influence on contemporary hip-hop. From emcees to executives, these lovely ladies are inarguably killing the game right now, shifting the direction of today’s music industry and proving themselves to be the most powerful women in modern-day hip-hop.

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