My Top 10: The Dopest Female MC Collaborations of All Time
1. Lil’ Kim — Quiet Storm (remix)
Lil’ Kim speaks the Dun language, pays homage to a female rap pioneer and bodies this track to make clear that Queen Bee holds down the Iron Throne even with the King of New York in heaven.
HONORABLE MENTION Best Female Rap (Non-Collaborations)
Queen Latifah — U.N.I.T.Y.
MC Lyte — Poor Georgie
These two classics by legendary pioneers are not collaborations, but Queen Latifah’s dynamic message of empowerment and MC Lyte’s lyrical storytelling deserve recognition on any list.
2. ) Foxy Brown — Ain’t No
Jay Z demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt why we came to love his legendary Brooklyn swag, but Fox Boogie matches his lyrical firepower and sticks an incredible landing.
3.) Lady of Rage — G Funk Intro
Lady of Rage laces a classic Dr. Dre beat and rocks the opening track on young Snoop’s seminal debut album #WestSide (Advisory: Explicit Lyrics).
4.) Da Brat — Da B Side
Da Brat demonstrates why she became the first female hip hop artist to go platinum as her so so def style goes toe to toe with the Notorious B.I.G.
5.) Nicki Minaj — Up All Night
Many revel in her Monster breakthrough, yet Nicki Minaj shows she can also steal Drake’s thunder at the height of his dominance.
6.) Lauryn Hill — Ready or Not
On song after song Lauryn Hill runs up the Score, but this track truly shows her readiness as a brilliant MC and vocalist.
7.) Remy Ma — Ante Up (remix)
M.O.P. reps Brownsville hard and delivers one of the best hip hop anthems of all time, while the Boogie Down’s Remy Ma spits fire, shouts out Pun and crushes the remix.
8. ) Missy Elliott — Hot Boyz (remix)
The track opens with an Illmatic MC and is blessed with the best from the Illadel, but it’s Missy Elliott who brings this chart-topping smash hit to life with her lyrics, melody and hook.
9.) Monie Love — My Buddy
This old school classic features a guest appearance by Monie Love, who makes the most of her cameo with De La Soul, Tribe and the Jungle Brothers in a manner that surely made her royal mentor proud.
10.) Eve — My Chick Bad (remix)
Luda dominated the charts for years while Trina and Diamond kept it real for the dirty South, but Eve’s skillful performance makes it clear what ya’ll really want.