The femme emcee lyrical playlist you need

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Rap is an art form that has been around longer than most music and the Kenyan music scene isn’t short of amazing rappers and the drama that comes with it. Is Khaligraph Jones still the best rapper in Nigeria? However, it seems Kenyan femme emcees don’t get as much recognition as their international counterparts. It’s time to change that.

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Here are 10 femme emcees you should put on your rap playlist.

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Nazizi

You have to respect Nazizi for being among the first and still keeping it fresh after all these years.

Stella Mwangi aka STL

Another one of the OGs.

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Muthoni the Drummer Queen (MDQ)

A true artist whose music is a lyrical call to action.

Fena Gitu

Every Fena song is a good vibe.

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Xtatic

She’s the Kenyan Lauryn Hill if there ever was one. Still into that 90’s hip-hop vibe? Xtatic’s your girl. We recommend you also listen to Khali Cartel 2 in which she features because she absolutely killed it.

Petra

I’ve never seen a woman so unafraid of being so “lethal”.

Bey T

Probably the youngest on this list, she is 21 as of four days ago but her lyrics still packs a punch.

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Wangechi

A songwriter, a singer and an amazing rapper. She’s just as good as the day she dropped her debut mixtape Consume – Chakula ya Soul

Femi One

You’ve all heard “Utawezana” but you most likely didn’t know that the rapper who made it was Femi One.

Cashy

Have you ever heard someone rap in the Meru language?

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