Many new and returning artists took over the music scene this summer, with female rappers standing out the most. From the audacious flows of Saweetie to the powerful lyrics of Chika, here are five female rappers to check out and add to your playlist.
Saweetie has given us the timeless favorites “My Type” and “ICY GIRL,” but this summer she released “Tap In,” which truly took over the summer. The song sampled the beats of Too Shorts “Blow the Whistle,” and she did a fantastic job executing it. Looking for a song to listen to with your girls? This is the one for you.
Chika is fairly new to the scene, but she made major headlines with her song “Crown,” which took over the graduation season for the class of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning, Chika became the rainbow that shined right through our clouds when we needed it most. The poise and care in her lyrics provide true meaning, inspiring listeners to push through. Since her big break, she has released many new beats including her groovy single “U Should.”
Being new to the rap scene doesn’t mean that you can’t succeed in more ways than one! She gave us “Beef Flomix” and “In the Party,” but has since then released her debut album, “Ho, why is you here?”. At just 19 years old, Flo Milli is truly changing the game and paving the way for more female rappers to take a stand in the rap game. Who can stop Flo Milli?
Megan Thee Stallion
“Hot girl summer” creator Megan Thee Stallion released a new song with Cardi B, entitled “WAP,” and it might just lead the year for best of female rap. The quick-spitting flows of Megan mixed with the pop beats of Cardi B allow for a spellbinding combination. Two powerhouses in one song? It can’t be beat!
The City Girls released their newest album “City on Lock” this June, after stealing the spotlight for a few years with their songs “Act Up” and “Take Yo Man.” With the features of fellow rappers such as Doja Cat, Yo Gotti and Lil Baby, this album is one to never forget.
Overall, these new rappers have taken the spotlight from even the most well-known rappers. Keep up to date with these five female artists because they’re going to do great things!
Chance Allen ‘22 is a journalism student at Mercer who has been working for The Cluster under various roles for the past three years. Allen is a multi-hyphenate but works primarily with photo and writing. He has been working with NBC Entertainment for the entirety of this year and since becoming a journalism student he has received multiple honors and awards from the Georgia Collegiate Press Association as well as DASHBOARD. Allen spends his free time writing, creating, and being.