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Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze, Azealia Banks, Kilo Kish, Brooke Candy... It’s obvious that there’s a serious resurgence of female presence happening in rap, and we couldn’t be happier about it. There’s nothing quite as empowering as a true banger served by a badass girl. Luckily, by the looks of it, the supply of female rappers is only growing, and we’re sure that Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, and Lil' Kim are proud of their fierce progeny. In honor of what’s sure to be an historic comeback, we've rounded up five of New York's most promising lady MCs so that you can become well-acquainted before they completely blow up — and so you can put them on all your summer playlists.
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