From Salt n Peppa to Megan Thee Stallion, female rappers have always been a mainstay of Hip Hop, gifting audiences with some of the most memorable and influential music in the genre’s history. o, who’s going to be the next Cardi B? 

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite female rappers you’ve got to listen to in 2022. Some of them you may have heard of, but all of them are worth checking out! 

Little Simz

With four studio albums under her belt already (the most recent of which made many ‘end of year best of’ lists), the British-Nigerian rapper is definitely one to watch!

Doja Cat

You’ve heard her name for a reason. Check out her music and see what all the fuss is about!


She’s been around for a minute, but her track ‘Whole Lotta Money’ launched the artist into popularity with its success on TikTok and a subsequent remix by Nikki Minaj.   

Sampa The Great

The Zambian rapper based in Australia has dazzled listeners with her ARIA-charting music and is the only artist to have won the Australian Music Prize twice. Give her a spin!

Coi Leray

She started on Soundcloud and is now duetting with Nikki Minaj. enough said! The Boston-born rapper is definitely on the climb, having recently been nominated for a swag of serious awards!


The Grammy-nominated artist is definitely one to listen to this year – two singles from her upcoming debut album release ‘Pretty Bitch Music’ have charted in the US top 100.  


Since commanding the New Zealand Hip Hop scene to sit up and take notice in 2017, JessB has continued a thrilling trajectory of releases that have got global attention and proved the rapper is here to stay – in a big way!

Tierra Whack

Also known as Dizzle Dizz, Whack impressed audiences and critics alike with her debut album ‘Whack World’. he continues to keep followers hooked with regular releases, including the Billboard 100 charting track ‘T.D’.  


You may not have heard of the Grammy-nominated artist before, but she’s definitely worth a click. Her 2019 album, ‘Eve’, was a critical smash hit, and everyone is stoked to see what she does next.


The Washington-born rapper has been spitting out albums since 2008 – but she’s only getting better. Her 2020 album ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter’ made a lot of ‘end of year best of’ lists and is well worth a spin!

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