Best Track by a Female MC

Jazz_OneJazz_One 55 Posts
edited December 2015 in Music Talk
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  • cascas 1,484 Posts
    bahamadia is the freshest female mc to me.

    wordplay
    3 the hard way
    da jawn

    that fresh shit!!

  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    Sha Rock from Funky Four + 1 and Shante.


  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    and of course, funkvibes

    that presweet shit is butter

    mc lyte had like twenty dope songs

  • DJBombjackDJBombjack Miami 1,665 Posts
    MC Lyte:

    Paper Thin
    10% Dis
    Cappucino
    Lyte As A Rock

  • sonofsamsonofsam 680 Posts
    gotta be lyte... can't decide on one song


    i'm drunk

  • jleejlee 1,539 Posts
    mc lyte had like twenty dope songs

  • robstafarirobstafari 32 Posts
    'i got an attitude' by antoinette on the 'hurby's machine' record.

  • Jazz_OneJazz_One 55 Posts
    I kind of dig Jean Grae, but I can't name a song off my head she has done. I guess chicks can wear those little bitty backpacks.

    Lauryn Hill
    "Everything is Everything"
    "Doo Woop"
    "How Many MC's"
    "Lost One"

  • Jazz_OneJazz_One 55 Posts
    Boss "Deeper"
    Lady of Rage "Afro Puffs"
    Yo Yo "You Can't Play with my Yo Yo"

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Boss "Deeper"
    Lady of Rage "Afro Puffs"
    Yo Yo "You Can't Play with my Yo Yo"

    This would be the answer if the question were asked on MTV in 1992.

    Might as well throw in Nikki D

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    MC Lyte:

    Paper Thin
    10% Dis
    Cappucino
    Lyte As A Rock

    don't forget Shut the Eff Up, Hoe!

    best scratch-in ever?


    hot-hot damn hoe/sh-shut the fuck up!

  • oldnewsouloldnewsoul 238 Posts
    Anything she's ever done.

  • grahamgraham 201 Posts
    digable planets its good to be here, definately a dope track with a female mc

  • mordecaimordecai 2,204 Posts
    Shut the Eff Up, Hoe!

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,515 Posts
    bahamadia is the freshest female mc to me.

  • Jazz_OneJazz_One 55 Posts
    Boss "Deeper"
    Lady of Rage "Afro Puffs"
    Yo Yo "You Can't Play with my Yo Yo"

    This would be the answer if the question were asked on MTV in 1992.

    Might as well throw in Nikki D

    Don't for get "Monie in the Middle" which would have been a good sitcom name, oh wait, nevermind.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Mia X - Mama's Family

    also Gangsta Boo, La Chat, Trina, Missy, Shawnna, Remy Ma, Ms Jade, Heather B, and of course aformentioned mc lyte, ladybug, bahamadia, lady of rage, etc.

  • m_dejeanm_dejean 2,945 Posts
    Hmm, kind of a strange question. Would it be possible to ask the same about male MCs? I know the field is narrower, but still. Can't narrow it down to just one song.

    Besides the already mentioned (Lyte, Shant??, Lauryn) I really like

    - Antoinette "I Got An Attitude"
    - Ice Cream Tee "Keep Hushin'" + "A New Revolution"

    Right now I'm listening a lot to "Fatal Attraction" from Shant??'s otherwise patchy "Bad Sista" album. I really dig the Marley Marl production on that one and the funny storytelling is one some Lorena Bobbitt-style vengeance:

    "Well this story has such a sad ending
    And I hope these men stop pretending
    As if they're single and try to mingle
    Cause one day you might feel a tingle
    Between your legs and when you look down and check
    Aaaah - surprise, go ahead and break your neck.
    Search high and low, look near and far
    But what you're looking for is somewhere in a pickle jar
    Just like him, cause he's in a hospital
    He had a big one, but now it's kind of little
    So little, he can't stick it any place
    He tried to play me, but he lost the race
    But that's not all that he lost
    Jimmy's gone and that's the course of my fatal attraction"


    Ouch.

    And although people view her as more of a style bringer than a "good" MC, you'd have to put some Missy in the mix. Y'all can say what you want about her "mic skillz" - her catalogue is packed with quality hits.

    Please point me in the direction of some now/next-generation female MCs that rock (besides Jean Grae/WhatWhat yadayada). We can't keep on mentioning these old mofos everytime this question pops up.

  • crossingscrossings 946 Posts
    how come noone has yet to mention the winley sisters??...

    paulette & tanya are the shit!! many claim them as the first female MCs on wax.

    just check out this track from 1979... those of you that have never heard of them are gonna wonder how you slept so long...


    PAULETTE & TANYA - "Rappin' & Rhymin'" (1979)


  • HawkeyeHawkeye 896 Posts
    Sparky D is dope as hell. "Never Run Never Will" is ruff and I like that. For Roxane Shante I would go for her less known LP The Bitch is Back. It is way better than the Bad Sister LP.

    Also Rah Digga is straight up fire, Candy Fresh from Atlanta, Icey J from Miami and there are more but I cant remember them right now.



    Peace
    Hawkeye

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    I will probably be clowned relentlessly for this, but i still think lost ones is really good.


    Lets see... 10% dis, some other MC lyte songs and.....


    probably that new shawna track.


    female mc's aint really done all that much worth mentioning.


    Not hating, just saying.

  • PrimeCutsLtdPrimeCutsLtd jersey fresh 2,631 Posts
    afro puffs - lady of rage

  • El PrezEl Prez NE Ohio 1,141 Posts
    MC Lyte "10 precent diss"
    Meechie Me(sp?) "Betta run for cover" (still trying to find this joint on vinyl)
    Sweet T "It's my beat"
    Roxanne Shante (BDK) "Have an ice day" (I think BDK wrote that joint)

  • m_dejeanm_dejean 2,945 Posts

    - and it's a cool track with historical value, but I wouldn't put it on my favorite list. I don't listen to it very often.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Lady of Rage on Stranded on Death Row

    Suga T on Captain Save a Hoe

    Heavyweights Volumes 2 & 4

    Buddha Nature by Blac Monks

  • the_jthe_j 49 Posts
    Couldn't say who the most consistent is. But in terms of best track; either JJ Fad 'Supersonic' or Sweet Tee 'Its My Beat'

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    aren't we asking for best track by a female MC, not the female MC you think deserves to be mentioned?

    Bahamadia
    Ladybug
    Lady Of Rage
    Medusa
    Lauryn Hill
    Shawnna
    Winley Sisters
    Isis
    Roxanne Shante

    etc


    MC fucking Lyte - "Paper Thin". One of the best hip-hop jams, ever, male OR female. That other shit in this thread isn't even in the same building.

  • yoigotbeatsyoigotbeats 1,667 Posts
    amazing that this hasn't been mentioned yet:

    Ladies First - Queen Latifah & Monie Love

    and some other dope female jams

    You're Going Down - JJ Fad (Shante diss!!! best line - "And The Supersonic Album? Oh it's platinum")
    It's My Beat - Sweet Tee
    Lighters Up - Lil Kim (but maybe that's just my Brooklyn bias)

  • erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts

    Candy Fresh from Atlanta

    Yeah! Candy Fresh swears better than any rapper I know. It's hard to explain for those who haven't heard her, but when she says "fuck you" it's always so well placed and sassy.


    female mc's aint really done all that much worth mentioning.

    Not hating, just saying.


    I know it's totally a subjective thing and impossible to argue, but this cliche always pops up and it always rubs me the wrong way. It's like people who say "I listen to everything but country". I mean, who can argue with that, I guess, but they both strike me more as automatic, indoctrinated responses rather than observations from those who have taken the time to explore what's out there and to listen without prejudice. Especially given the recent wave of interest in so-called "random rap", I'm surprised more people haven't started to dig deeper in the crates for female MCs and, more importantly, recalibrate the way they appreciate the vast number of gems that are out there.

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts



    Lighters Up - Lil Kim (but maybe that's just my Brooklyn bias)

    Dude, your fucking tripping.
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