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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Before Kreayshawn: 10 Underrated and/or Forgotten Female MCs

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6. Jean Grae

The woman is smooth as anything, has the undying support of Talib Kweli, and still can't quite break through into regular radio play.

7. Psalm One

Fact: Chicago's vastly underrated answer to Lauryn Hill is also a professional chemist with a degree from the University of Illinois. Minor in creative writing.

8. Bahamadia

The Gang Starr Foundation's most consistent lyricist debuted in 1996, and still sounds fresher than 99 percent of what's out there on her third album, 2010's Good Rap Music. Like the best of 'em, she makes it seem effortless.

9. Eve

Yes, she's megafamous. I think she should be even more famous. Instead of four out of five songs I hear on the radio, I would rather be listening to "Gangsta Lovin.'" I also like to think that, given the chance, we would be good friends.

10. Princess Superstar

For those times when you've always just kinda wished Eminem was a woman.

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