If, like us, you have a secret obsession with rap… and lesbians (not so secret), then this list is for you. We can’t really tell you why we decided to create this list of famous lesbian rappers, other than the fact that we basically just wanted to check out lesbian rappers whilst at work – we think that’s okay, it seems like a legit reason to us. Jokes aside, there are some amazingly talented lesbian rappers in this list that are at the top of their game, and you should check out their music.
Before you dig into the list, we’ve covered all queer-identifying rappers (not just “lesbians”), we’re not really into labels but we just wanted you to be able to find this article, and you have – sooo you go Glen Coco. Glad we’ve cleared that up. So, without allowing our ADHD to tear us away, here is our ultimate lesbian rapper list (and queer legends).
Famous Lesbian Rappers
Young M.A, whose real name is Katorah Kasanova Marrero, is a talented rapper from Brooklyn, New York. She gained widespread recognition with her 2016 single “OOOUUU,” which went viral and received millions of views on YouTube.
Young M.A was born on April 3, 1992, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the borough’s Red Hook neighborhood. She began rapping at a young age, writing her first rhyme when she was nine years old. As a teenager, she started performing at local events and gradually built up a following in the New York City rap scene.
Since “OOOUUU,” Young M.A has continued to release a steady stream of music, including her debut EP “Herstory” in 2017 and her debut album “Herstory in the Making” in 2019. Her music often explores themes of sexuality, relationships, and street life, and her raw, unapologetic lyrics have won her a devoted fanbase.
In addition to her music, Young M.A has also made headlines for her advocacy work. She has spoken out about mental health issues, particularly in the wake of her brother’s suicide, and has used her platform to raise awareness and promote self-care. She has also been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In a previous interview with reference to her identity, she said “No, just Young M.A….No, I don’t do [those] labels.”… and to that, we say what a legend – Nonchalant says f*ck the labels.
Overall, Young M.A is a talented rapper with a unique voice and perspective, and she continues to make waves in the hip-hop world.
Syd The Kid
Syd, also known as Syd the Kyd, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the band The Internet and has also released solo music under the name Syd.
Syd was born Sydney Loren Bennett on April 23, 1992, in Los Angeles, California. She first gained attention as a member of the alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future, where she was one of the few female members. In 2011, she formed The Internet with fellow Odd Future member Matt Martians.
As the lead vocalist of The Internet, Syd helped create a distinct sound that blended elements of R&B, funk, and neo-soul. The band’s debut album, “Purple Naked Ladies,” was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, and they have since released several more albums, including “Ego Death” and “Hive Mind.”
In addition to her work with The Internet, Syd has also released solo music. Her debut album, “Fin,” was released in 2017 and featured a more minimalist, stripped-down sound compared to The Internet’s music.
Syd’s music often explores themes of love, relationships, and personal growth, and she is known for her soulful, understated vocals. She has been praised for her ability to create music that is both introspective and accessible, and for her contributions to the resurgence of R&B in the 2010s.
Outside of music, Syd is also a talented producer, having worked with artists such as Kehlani and Khalid. She is openly queer and has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and representation in the music industry.
Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. She is known for her unique blend of funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop, and is widely regarded as one of the most innovative musicians of her generation.
Ndegeocello was born Michelle Johnson on August 29, 1968, in Berlin, Germany, but grew up in Washington, D.C. She began playing the bass guitar at an early age and was soon performing in local bands.
In 1993, Ndegeocello released her debut album, “Plantation Lullabies,” which was a critical and commercial success. The album’s fusion of funk, soul, and hip-hop, as well as Ndegeocello’s introspective lyrics and distinctive voice, established her as a rising star in the music industry.
Ndegeocello has since released numerous albums, including “Peace Beyond Passion,” “Bitter,” and “Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape.” Her music often explores themes of race, sexuality, gender, and social justice, and she is known for her unapologetic, provocative lyrics.
In addition to her work as a musician, Ndegeocello is also a talented producer, having worked with artists such as John Mellencamp, Madonna, and The Rolling Stones. She has also acted in films and television shows, including “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” and “Luke Cage.”
Throughout her career, Ndegeocello has been recognized for her contributions to music and culture. She has won numerous awards, including several Grammy nominations, and has been praised for her boundary-pushing artistry and activism.
Siya, also known as Siya the Spitter, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. She first gained attention with her appearances on the reality television series “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” on the Oxygen network, which documented the lives and careers of female rappers.
Siya’s music often addresses themes of personal struggle, perseverance, and empowerment. Her unique style combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, and soul, and she is known for her intricate wordplay and introspective lyrics.
In 2012, Siya released her debut mixtape, “Better Late Than Never,” which showcased her lyrical ability and established her as a rising star in the rap world. She has since released several more projects, including the albums “SIYAvsSIYA” and “383 – For Roosevelt,” which have received critical acclaim.
In addition to her music career, Siya has also acted in films and television shows, including a recurring role on “Empire.” She is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has been open about her own experiences as a queer woman in the music industry.
Siya’s talent and unique perspective have earned her a dedicated fanbase, and she continues to be a force in the world of hip-hop and beyond.
Angel Haze is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter known for their powerful lyricism and socially conscious themes. They were born Raykeea Raeen-Roes Wilson on July 10, 1991, in Detroit, Michigan.
Haze’s music often explores issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and they have been open about their own experiences with sexual assault and trauma. Their debut album, “Dirty Gold,” was released in 2013 and featured the hit single “Battle Cry,” which addressed the issue of bullying.
Haze has since released several more projects, including the mixtapes “Reservations” and “Back to the Woods,” as well as the album “Empire,” which features collaborations with artists such as Sia and Troye Sivan. Their music has been praised for its emotional depth and raw honesty, as well as their skill as a rapper and vocalist.
In addition to their music career, Haze is also an activist and has been involved in a number of social justice causes, including campaigns to combat police brutality and support LGBTQ+ rights. They have also spoken publicly about their struggles with mental health and has been an advocate for destigmatizing mental illness.
Haze’s talent and impact have earned her a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim, and she continues to be a powerful voice in both the music industry and broader cultural conversation.
Brooke Candy is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter known for her bold fashion sense and provocative lyrics. She was born on July 20, 1989, in Oxnard, California.
Candy began her career as a stripper and then as a fashion stylist before transitioning to music. She first gained attention with her 2012 single “Das Me,” which was followed by several more singles and collaborations with artists such as Grimes and Charli XCX.
Candy’s music often explores themes of sexuality, gender identity, and empowerment, and she is known for her high-energy live performances and eye-catching visuals. Her debut EP, “Opulence,” was released in 2014 and featured the hit single “Opulence,” which was accompanied by a lavish, over-the-top music video. According to the Gay Times interview, she identifies as Pansexual.
Candy has since released several more projects, including the mixtape “The Daddy Issues,” and has continued to push the boundaries of what is expected of a pop artist, both musically and visually. She has also worked as a model and fashion icon and has been featured in campaigns for brands such as Moschino and MAC Cosmetics.
Candy’s unique style and fearless attitude have earned her a dedicated fanbase and made her a fixture in the world of underground pop music. She continues to be an influential voice in the conversation around gender and sexuality in music and society at large.
Londynn B is an American rapper and songwriter hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on November 30, 1998, and first gained attention with her appearance on the TV show “The Four: Battle for Stardom” in 2018, where she wowed the judges and audience with her impressive rapping skills.
Londynn B’s music often addresses themes of personal struggle, perseverance, and empowerment. Her unique style blends elements of hip-hop and trap with personal lyrics and infectious hooks. She has been compared to artists like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for her confident delivery and bold personality.
In 2019, Londynn B released her debut single, “Icy,” which quickly gained traction and earned her a growing fanbase. She has since released several more singles, including “Trust Issues,” “Take You Down,” and “Toxic,” and has been featured on tracks by other artists.
Londynn B’s talent and unique perspective have earned her a dedicated following, and she continues to be a rising star in the world of hip-hop. She has been praised for her lyrical ability and for her willingness to speak candidly about her own experiences and is poised to make a major impact on the music industry in the years to come.
Lady Sovereign is an English rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame in the early 2000s as part of the grime and UK garage music scenes. She was born Louise Harman on December 19, 1985, in London, England.
Lady Sovereign first gained attention with her debut single, “Random,” which was released in 2004 and featured her signature fast-paced rapping style and humorous lyrics. She went on to release her debut album, “Public Warning,” in 2006, which featured the hit singles “Love Me or Hate Me” and “9 to 5.”
Lady Sovereign’s music often addresses themes of social commentary, personal identity, and the struggles of growing up in working-class England. She has been praised for her unique voice and style, as well as her ability to blend elements of grime, hip-hop, and electronic music into her sound.
Lady Sovereign has since released several more projects, including the EP “Jigsaw” and the album “Vertically Challenged.” She has also collaborated with artists such as Missy Elliott and Rizzle Kicks, and has made appearances on reality shows such as “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Lady Sovereign’s impact on the UK music scene has been significant, and she has been credited with paving the way for other female rappers and artists from marginalized communities. Her music and persona continue to resonate with fans and inspire a new generation of artists.
Lol, don’t lie – we know you know who Honey G is. But just in case you don’t, Honey G is a British rapper, singer, and DJ who rose to fame as a contestant on the thirteenth series of the British television show “The X Factor” in 2016. She was born Anna Gilford on March 12, 1981, in Harrow, London, England.
Honey G’s unique style and confident persona quickly made her a fan favorite on “The X Factor.” She performed a series of covers of popular hip-hop and rap songs, often incorporating her own original rap verses and dance moves. Her signature look, which included a baseball cap, sunglasses, and tracksuit, became instantly recognizable and helped to establish her as a viral sensation.
Honey G’s music often addresses themes of self-empowerment, positivity, and having fun. She has been praised for her high-energy performances and for her ability to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Since her appearance on “The X Factor,” Honey G has released several singles, including “The Honey G Show” and “Hit You With The Honey G.” She has also performed at numerous events and festivals and has become a popular personality on social media.
While Honey G’s unique style and persona have been controversial at times, she has become a beloved figure in the UK music scene and continues to be a positive influence on her fans.
So there you have it, have we missed any? Probs loads knowing us. If so drop a comment below and we’ll have them added.
Team Nonchalant x
Last Updated on 20th July 2023 by Nonchalant Magazine