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6 Embarrassing Things Rappers Have Done On TV

Although entertainers prep for mostly all TV appearances like crazy, things don't always go as planned. From a wardrobe malfunction to simply saying the wrong thing, rappers have certainly screwed up before when live on the big screen...

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A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene

When XXL released its 2014 Freshmen Cover last month, one of the biggest talking points among hip-hop fans was the strong presence of Chicago rappers...

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9 Rappers Caught Making Out
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10 Rappers Caught Making Out

Right choice! Everyone loves a good make-out session. Dive into "10 Rappers Caught Making Out."

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Since its beginnings, hip-hop has been a Boys Club, with female MCs often ignored or pushed to the side, boxed into the background or assuming the "eye candy" role in music videos. However, talent simply can’t—nor should—be overlooked, and artists such as Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah have risen to international stardom in spite of hip-hop's often male-centric attitudes, producing undeniable classics along the way. While there may have been a glass ceiling that couldn’t be broken before, women have shattered most limitations these days. Having taken charge of the rap game, it’s never surprising now to see a name like Nicki Minaj killing the Billboard charts.

Today provides another example of ladies running the show. After releasing her debut album last week, Iggy Azalea’s full-length The New Classic lands at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 52,000 copies sold, less than a thousand fewer than perennial chart-topper Future debuted with his sophomore effort Honest. Supported by singles such as “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX and “Work,” the album marks another milestone in the perennial quest of a non-gendered rap world, with The New Classic becoming the highest-charting female hip-hop artist on the Billboard 200 since Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded hit the top of the chart in 2012. But those are just current facts; throughout history women have been able to prove themselves.

There are many different ways of assessing success, of course—sales, chart positions, influence, milestones, and legacy all come in to play when assessing who might be better than another. With all this in consideration (and with all due respect), XXL gathered the 20 best female rappers of all time, honoring those that have, or are still, breaking down the stereotypes that have slowed the way. Keep in mind that we have omitted groups—just to let all the Salt-N-Pepa and JJ Fad fans know—and stuck strictly to solo artists who have put out an album (and left things unranked). These are female MCs who have made significant strides that we felt needed to be honored. Click through to find out that made the cut. Who run this mutha? —Kiki Ayers, Kellan Miller and XXL Staff
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The 20 Best Female Rappers Of All Time

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Keyshia Cole Featuring Mila J, K. Michelle, Lil Mo And Da Brat “Loyal (Remix)”

Keyshia Cole gathers her fellow female spitters for another version of Chris Brown's "Loyal." Men can be unfaithful too. Check it out above...

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Da Brat “Fancy (Remix)”

Now that the monetary consequences of her bottle attack have been established, it's time for Da Brat to get to the money. Today, she drops new music in the form of a remix of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy...

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Da Brat Reacts To $6.4 Million Verdict

With Da Brat recently told that she has to pay Shayla Stevens, the woman who she brutally attacked with a rum bottle, $6.4 million, the rapstress decided to unveil a bit more about her side of the story...

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Da Brat Bottle Victim Breaks Down In Court

Footage from the trial that's going to cost Da Brat a heaping $6.7 million has surfaced. The video features Shayla Stevens, the former NFL Falcons cheerleader who was brutally attacked with a rum bottle by Da Brat, giving an emotional recount of  October 2007 brawl...

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Here’s Photos Of The Injuries That Cost Da Brat $6.4 Million

As Da Brat now has to cough up $6.4 million dollars even after serving over 3 years in prison for bottling a former NFL cheerleader, the pics from the incident have surfaced...

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Da Brat Is Sued For $6.4 Million Even After Serving Time In Jail

Da Brat not only served over 3 years in prison for bottling an NFL cheerleader, but now has to also cough up $6.4 million for the assault...

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