Rap/Hip-Hop/first female


MartinStJohn wrote at 2007-05-30 09:15:57
don't forget Roxanne Shante who came before Salt N pepa. The diss records that went back and forth between her and UTFO in the mid 80s are a major part of rap history. Everybody wanted a piece of Roxanne and had a diss record for her, including Ralph Rolle's 'roxanne's a man'.

luvlii bri wrote at 2009-01-27 17:34:20
salt n peeper were very intellegent rappers they were fly and they are whats popping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

djevoke wrote at 2011-07-01 07:42:10
Lady B was the first female rapper to cut a studio album and was signed to a label. Her single, "To The Beat Y'all" was the most popular joint off the album. But, after being screwed over at the label, she focused on DJing in Philly.  

DJ Evoke wrote at 2011-11-29 19:57:55
Lady B was the first femcee to record a studio album in 1979. She used to freestyle at a popular Philly club when she got the attention of Dr. Perri Johnson, who approached her to record an album.

One love:


Ty wrote at 2011-12-02 14:51:30
If you don't know by now... 7 years later after the original post, Sha-Rock was the first female MC to ever be signed.  She was a member of the Funky Four +1.  

Save the hip hop culture wrote at 2013-09-18 14:58:44
Yo u are forgetting The Sequence. They are actually considered the first female group to be signed and release a track in 1979 on Sugar Hill.  Then you also have the Mercedes Ladies in 84.  


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kriston Atkinson


Hi! I specialize in answering questions related to popular hip-hop artists, mainly between 1985 and today. I have more knowledge of East coast artists such as Mos Def, AZ, Common, Jay-Z and Nas, but I can help with West coast talent, as well. I can also answer questions about your favorite groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, Outkast, De La Soul and Pharcyde. I will also try to answer general questions related to hip hop music, entertainment and culture. Out of respect for the artists, I will not answer personal questions or give out contact information for ANY artist. Thank you!


I have over ten years of personal experience, interest and dedication to hip hop music, culture and politics.
I also write reviews for rap and hip hop CD's for an online magazine.

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]