Female rappers appear to be on the rise as they begin to get more recognition within the UK rap scene. With it being fair to say that music entertainment is a male dominated industry, the ladies are stepping up pretty well to their male counterparts of late. Whilst the ratio of male rappers to female rappers is still incomparable it seems that the females are starting to get more and more support from music listeners. UK rappers Shystie, Lady Leshurr and Paigey Cakey (just to mention a few) have made their mark in the urban UK music scene and continue to be popular amongst many young listeners.
As with most male UK rappers many emerging female rappers are inspired by American artists who have dominated the rap scene for many years. The likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Eve , Missy Elliot and many other female successes have paved the way for female rappers across the globe to join the Hip Hop platform and show audiences that they are just as good as the men.
It was good to see North London artist Little Simz nominated for the MOBOS Best Hip Hop Act Award this year as the only female act amongst the nominees. Although she didn’t win the award she did get the chance to perform live at the ceremony and represented well on behalf of the female rappers across Britain.
You can catch the most talked about UK rappers Paigey Cakey and Lady Leshurr headlining at a few London shows this month with supporting artist Lady Lykez, Katrina Pascal & Baby Queens. REAL GIRL POWER!!!
Dates for your diary: Thursday 6th November at The Vibe Bar and Saturday 15th November at Brixton Jamm.