2020 was a great year for female rap! Cardi B and Megan TS took over all charts, and Doja Cat snatched all the awards for newcomers in the game.
Our predictions for 2021? Ladies are going even biiiiiiggerr!
Check out our top 4 female rappers you need to follow in 2021.
After writing poetry as an outlet for her emotions, Diamond Barmer realized the power she held with her pen. Now professionally known as “DEETRANADA”, Dee transforming from a feeling of nothingness, the young Baltimore rap phenom began making freestyle videos on social media. After her posts started going viral, Dee was cast on a reality show where her lyrical prowess and song making abilities were broadcast to a national audience. She was able to leverage that appearance into tours, endorsements and more. DEETRANADA came a long way from her living room floor making videos, and she’s using her talent to go even further mentally and professionally. “Music is my outlet for my emotions, which is why I take my craft so seriously. Battling depression and anxiety I had to teach myself how to express myself fearlessly and continue to be myself unapologetically, regardless of what anybody else may say or feel.”
Latest release: single ‘19’
2- Molly Brazy
Praised by XXL as “one of the dopest rappers coming out of Detroit,” the brash and boisterous Molly Brazy is a rapper on the rise. Twisting her double time flow around floating flutes courtesy of producers Rocaine and Go Grizzly, the 18-year-old rapper fires a warning shot on “Big Brazy,” her latest video. Stunting in the shadows and threatening with her AK, “Big Brazy” is a showcase for Molly’s considerable charisma. “Big Brazy” is the title track from her forthcoming project Big Brazy, the follow-up to January’s Molly World, which features appearances from BandGang Masoe and Cash Kidd. Born and raised in Detroit, Molly Brazy gained notoriety by uploading freestyle videos to Instagram, ballooning her presence to over 688,000 followers. With an additional 265k likes on Facebook, 62.3k followers on Twitter, and 36.6k likes on SoundCloud, Molly Brazy has become a social media sensation for her rapping prowess. In her short career, Molly Brazy has already collaborated with some of the most significant figures in Detroit rap, including BandGang, RJ Lamont, Rocaine, and many others.
Latest release: single ‘Boss Up’
3- Priceless Scott
Growing up, Priceless Scott was always in love with music. Her mother and aunts often played Biggie, Tupac, Mary J Blige and other 90s hip-hop classics. Riding in the car, she was the kid who knew every word to every song that came on the radio. Music didn’t become a priority in her life until a few years after high school graduation. Always a fan of music, she became distraught about the lack of relatable music on the radio. So instead of complaining about the state of music, she decided to do something about it. Now, as one of the most rapidly rising stars out of Central Florida, her talents have been glowing for some time now with six widely popular mixtapes. She is shining even brighter with the recent release of EP Pressure Makes Diamonds and sizzling new single “Pull Up.”
Latest release: EP Pressure Makes Diamonds
4- Renni Rucci
Renni Rucci started rapping by casually releasing her own remix versions of hits by Cardi B and 21 Savage, but she quickly developed into an artist with her own edgy, swaggering presence. Swiftly signed to the Quality Control family, her 2019 debut mixtape Big Renni was a nonstop barrage of sex, money, and attitude. Born Courtney Rene in South Carolina in 1991, Renni Rucci first drew fandom and attention as a model and social media personality. Before she began rapping, Rucci had various Instagram accounts that accrued hundreds of thousands of followers. In 2017, she tried her hand at music with a series of spirited remixes, including Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” 21 Savage’s “Bank Account,” Moneybagg Yo’s “Trending,” and Kodak Black’s “Roll in Peace.” These remixes put her on the map as a rapper and it wasn’t long before she struck out with original tracks. In early 2018, Rucci posted the single “Mirror Mirror,” and along with her multiple remixes, her iron-clad flows caught the attention of Migos’ label Quality Control. The label signed her to its subsidiary Wolf Pack Global Music, which released the ten-song mixtape Big Renni in May 2019. “F*ck Em Up Sis,” its biggest single, quickly achieved over one million streams
Latest single: single ‘Hands On Ya Knees’