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Top 15 Youngest Female Rappers in 2023 (Young Rappers)

Music is the language of the soul. Every genre brings something unique and speaks to different personalities and different moods. But rapping is perhaps one of the most unique among all the music genres. The rhythm. The flow. The bars. Every component perfectly comes together to form this perfect ingredient to hip-hop.

The 2023 rap scene in hip-hop music has been particularly domineering with the rise of many young and talented artists. We all like Drake and Eminem but the likes of multi-talented artists like Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj and trap stars like Future and Lil’ Baby have been forces to be reckoned with.

Today, we will be discussing the Top 15 Youngest Female Rappers in 2023. Gone are the days when rapping was just a male-dominated industry. These new female rappers have exploded the scene and proven themselves with their impeccable talent and unique styles.

We have ranked these artists according to their achievements and relevancy in the present time. So let’s get started!

Top 15 Youngest Female Rappers in 2023

15. Erica Banks

Full NameErica Banks
BirthdayOctober 5
Spotify Listeners821,608
Popular SongsBuss It, Toot That

Starting the list with Da Flow Queen, Erica Banks is a Texas-born American rapper. She is well known for her first charting single, Buss it, which went extremely viral on TikTok, eliciting a trend.

The song was her breakthrough, giving her entry on Billboard Hot 100, leading to her signing a record deal with Warner Records. However, Erica’s rise to fame was far from overnight.

The Desoto artist traveled miles every weekend to network with DJs and get her song the popularity it got. She has now joined the lineage of legendary South Dallas rappers.

14. Monaleo


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Full NameLeondra Roshawn Gay
BirthdayApril 24
Spotify Listeners1,128,781
Popular SongsBeating Down Yo Block, We Not Humping

Known by her stage name Monaleo, Leondra Roshawn Gay is an American rapper and songwriter based in Houston. Houston has been seeing the rise of some very talented artists that have made it big on the scene.

Between Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion, Monaleo has proven that she has her own unique flair.

Beating Down Yo Block has been Monaleo’s gem since before it was even released. It gained millions of listens after she debuted. Her natural, witty, and playful flow won everyone’s hearts right from the beginning.

13. Rubi Rose


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Full NameRubi Rose Benton
BirthdayOctober 2
Spotify Listeners410,409
Popular SongsBig Mouth, Psycho

First gaining popularity as the main model for Migos’s Bad and Boujee music video, Rubi Rose is an American model, rapper, and songwriter with a big social media following.

She began her music career in 2018 and signed to LA Reid’s record label Hitco Entertainment in 2019. She also made an appearance in Cardi B’s hit single, WAP, in 2020.

Her first official mixtape, For the Streets, had guest appearances from Future and PartyNextDoor. Rubi is daring with her style and confident with her rapping. She has a strong voice which compliments her rapping really well.

12. Lakeyah


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Full NameLakeyah Danaee Robinson
BirthdayFebruary 28
Spotify Listeners812,194
Popular SongsFemale Goat, Mind Yo Business

Lakeyah Danaee Robinson, known mononymously as Lakeyah, made waves with her City Girls remix in 2019, gaining the attention of Quality Control Music which then signed with her. Her first single, BigFlexHER, gained 400,000 views in five days and currently sits at a whopping 5.8 million views.

The Wisconsin-born American rapper went on to make a now-popular song with City Girls themselves called Female Goat. In 2021, she even got a feature in XXL Magazine and was announced as part of their freshmen class.

This spotlight has been given to big artists like Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, and Travis Scott in the past. Lakeyah is the first Milwaukee rapper to gain this spotlight in 14 years.

11. Rico Nasty


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Full NameMaria-Cecilia Simone Kelly
BirthdayMay 7
Spotify Listeners3,072,381
Popular SongsSmack A Bitch, OHFR

Rising to popularity with singles such as Smack a Bitch and Poppin, Rico Nasty is an American rapper and singer from Maryland. She worked hard and began self-releasing content in 2014, gaining an underground following with Soundcloud singles like “Hey Arnold” and “iCarly.”

She signed with Atlantic Records after gaining wider recognition in 2018. Rico’s strong and vulnerable vocals are something unique.

Yes, she has a confident badass voice which is so iconic for female rappers, but the way she drains out every emotion from her vocal cords somehow hits differently. This is the reason many have deemed her songs to be their comfort songs, something unconventional for the genre.

10. Lee YoungJi

Full NameLee Young-ji
BirthdaySeptember 10
NationalitySouth Korean
Spotify Listeners400,720
Popular SongsFighting (BSS), Not Sorry

If you keep up with the K-pop scene, you must already be well aware of this confident and hilarious young lady. Creating history after being the first-ever female rapper to win the popular TV show Show Me The Money in 2022, Lee Young Ji has been winning hearts left and right with his funny, quirky, and bold personality.

Her YouTube series Nothing Much Prepared, where she ‘interviews’ everyone’s favorite K-pop idols like Jin from BTS, Hoshi and Seungkwon from Seventeen, and Nayeon and Chaeyoung from Twice, to name a few, is popular amongst fans and artists alike.

Her feature with BSS (Seventeen) in the song Fighting became really popular, gaining almost half a million views. She recently released a song with BLASÉ called Drop It.

9. Flo Milli


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Full NameTamia Monique Carter
BirthdayJanuary 9
Spotify Listeners5,964,455
Popular SongsIn The Party, Beef

Tamia Monique Carter, known by her stage name Flo Milli, rose to popularity with her Tik-Tok famous singles like In the Party and Conceited. She signed a record deal with Justin Goldman’s ’94 Sounds and RCA Records after her songs got “certified gold”.

Flo Milli’s debut mixtape Ho, Why Is You Here? instantly gained recognition in 2022, earning her a place on the ‘200 Greatest Hip Hop Albums of All Time’ by Rolling Stone. She has been killing it with her clean enunciation and creative lyrics.

8. Kaliii

Full NameKaliya Ashley Ross
BirthdayJuly 29
Spotify Listeners14,177,848
Popular SongsArea Codes, Barbie Dreams

Kaliii, full name Kaliya Ashley Ross, is from Georgia and is known for her viral singles like Area Codes and Wet. Her songs are notable for their carefree vibe and lyrics. Area Codes, in particular, went extremely viral on social media recently and has gained a place in everyone’s repeat.

Kaliii was also part of the 2022 XXL Freshmen class. She recently featured in the Barbie album in the song Barbie Dreams with the K-pop girl group FIFTY FIFTY.



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Full NameKim Hyung-seo
BirthdaySeptember 27
NationalitySouth Korean
Spotify Listeners5,286,202
Popular SongsBIBI Vengeance, The Weekend

Soloist Kim Hyung-seo, known by her artist name BIBI, is a Korean singer and rapper, signed with Feel Ghood Music. Her music is described as fresh, unique, and out-of-the-box, incorporating components of rap, hip-hop, R&B, and ballad.

She focuses on beautifully sublimating her feelings, sorrow, and anger through her strong voice and bold, confident visuals.

Her debut album Lowlife Princess: Noir, was released in 2022 and quickly gained widespread recognition. Her main song BIBI Vengeance especially got a lot of attention.

The music video is an exemplary combination of perfectly aggressive acting, vocals, and dancing and currently sits at over 40 million views on YouTube.

6. GloRilla


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Full NameGloria Hallelujah Woods
BirthdayJuly 28
Spotify Listeners4,613,712
Popular SongsTomorrow 2, F.n.F (Let’s Go)

Gloria Hallelujah Woods, known professionally as GloRilla, gained prominence with her song F.N.F (Let’s Go) in 2022, even getting a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 65th Grammy Awards. This young lady from Tennessee is known for her deep, textured drawl and dominant vibe.

Her single Tomorrow 2 with Cardi B reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song was lauded due to Cardi and GloRilla’s complimentary flows and delivery, which made for a truly legendary collab.

5. Doechii

Full NameJaylah Ji’mya Hickmon
BirthdayAugust 14
Spotify Listeners16,218,724
Popular SongsWhat It Is, Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

Another talented artist who got graced by the TikTok gods. And, rightfully so. Doechii is an American rapper and singer who has never stopped creating hits since her debut EP, Oh the Places You’ll Go, in 2020.

Her song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” prompted a trend making it viral on social media in 2021. She released a remix of her single “Persuasive” with her labelmate, SZA, in 2022.

However, none has shown just how creative and talented Doechii is than her recent single, What It Is (Block Boy), featuring Kodak Black. Reminiscent of early-mid 2000s R&B, this song gained itself a spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. It hasn’t left our playlist yet, for sure!

4. Coi Leray


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Full NameCoi Leray Collins
BirthdayMay 11
Spotify Listeners37,779,804
Popular SongsPlayers, Baby Don’t Hurt Me

Soundcloud veteran and American rapper and singer Coi Leray released her debut mixtape Everythingcoz in 2018. Within just three years, she was able to climb the top 40s on Billboard Hot 100 with her single, No More Parties, which was even certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Coi has been leaning into self-love and empowerment with her debut album Trendsetter. Her female anthem Players peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and went viral on social media.



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Full NameDanupha Khanatheerakul
BirthdayNovember 13
Spotify Listeners921,977
Popular SongsMirror Mirror, Mind Games

This young artist is the definition of small but deadly. Danupha Khanatheerakul, stage name MILLI, dominated headlines and made history after her performance at Coachella last year, being the first Thai solo artist to perform at the wildly popular music festival.

Her debut single, “Phak Kon” (พักก่อน), gained her nationwide prominence in 2020. This was followed by another successful single the following year.

MILLI showed off her range and talent in her single Mirror Mirror with F.HERO and Changbin of Stray Kids, in which she effortlessly rapped in three different languages. Her creativity, flow, and strong vocal cords blew everyone away. She has been hailed as one of THE Gen Z artists of our time.

2. Ice Spice


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Full NameIsis Naija Gaston
BirthdayJanuary 1
Spotify Listeners34,441,816
Popular SongsBoy’s a Liar, Princess Diana

It’s almost unbelievable how many successful collaborations this young Bronx female rapper has got under her belt by now. Isis Naija Gaston, also known as Ice Spice, has been dropping sick beats and slick flows since she started her career in 2021.

Her collab with Lil Tjay, Gangsta Boo, lead to her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her most popular collab is undoubtedly the iconic Boy’s a Liar Pt.2 with PinkPanthress, which has been considered one of the best songs of this year.

This song peaked at number 3 on the Hot 100. She also collaborated with Taylor Swift in Karma, and Nicki Minaj in Princess Diana, which peaked at number 2 and 3, respectively, leading her to become the artist with the most top fives in 2023.

1. Latto


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Full NameAlyssa Michelle Stephens
BirthdayDecember 22
Spotify Listeners19,120,705
Popular SongsSeven (Jungkook from BTS), Big Energy

You wouldn’t realize how young this Ohio-born rapper is by everything she has achieved already. She won The Rap Game’s first season in 2016 but rejected the offered record deal. Her debut single Bitch from da Souf gained a place on Billboard Hot 100 in 2019.

Latto’s lead single, Big Energy, of her album 777 exploded her on the scene in 2022. This song peaked at number 3 on Billboard Hot 100. She has received a number of nominations and accolades to date, including a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammys.

She recently appeared on Jungook (of BTS)’s solo single, Seven, as the featured artist. The music video has already gained almost 80 million views within 5 days.

And that’s it for our list of Top 15 Youngest Female Rappers in 2023 (Young Rappers). If you like music as much as we do, you can check out our other artist-related articles.

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