These female rappers don’t want to be defined by industry sexism. They’re setting their own rules.

We spoke with five female rap acts — Latasha, Megan Thee Stallion, Quay Dash, Saweetie and Oshun — about how they're going after success.


‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 24: Nonwhite men and black metal; hip-hop’s favorite lawyer

"As soon as I walk in, somebody — usually some big dude — will say like, 'What the fuck is a black person doing here?'"

‘Mic Dispatch’: Rappers use cryptocurrencies to fund their music; the fight to raise minimum wage

This episode of 'Mic Dispatch' explores how hip-hop artists are jumping into the world of cryptocurrencies and how a 27-year-old mother is fighting to raise salaries in Missouri.

These artists could make history at the 2018 Grammys

We could see some major firsts at the Grammys on Sunday night.

The Grammys may be getting blacker, but hip-hop is definitely getting whiter

White artists are currently dominating Billboard's hip-hop charts, as the music genre becomes even more mainstream.

Meet Towkio, a onetime hustler who’s keeping Chicago hip-hop weird

The Chance the Rapper-affiliated emcee opens up about channeling his city's spirit into his upcoming album, 'WWW.'

All your favorite rappers are obsessed with the Nintendo Switch

A lot of rappers have the Switch, turns out.

Chance the Rapper’s Tiny Desk Concert set showcases the best of his casual, heartfelt hip-hop

He was born to stunt on that tiny, prestigious stage.

Jay-Z's '4:44' isn't just a response to Beyoncé, it's what we love best about hip-hop

The 47-year-old rapper is confessing his growing pains to the world.

Public Enemy surprise release 'Nothing Is Quick in the Desert' celebrates their 30-year anniversary

The group's 15th album toasts to fallen rap heroes and attempts to direct the culture's political rage toward something productive.

Iggy Azalea shuts down potential feud with Halsey: "I don't know her"

Rapper Iggy Azalea is taking the high road when it comes to Halsey's comments.

Vince Staples burns through nihilism and house beats on 'Big Fish Theory'

The Long Beach rapper takes a bold left-turn on his just-released sophomore LP — a move that might alienate some longtime fans.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video presents a violent, provocative portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Halsey just started a feud with Iggy Azalea

The pop singer thinks Azalea is a "fucking moron."

Prodigy of Mobb Deep dead at 42

The Queens-bred rapper was recently hospitalized in Las Vegas for complications caused by sickle cell anemia.

Jay Z confirms what the internet already knew: '4:44' is his next album and it's coming very soon

The follow-up to 2013's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is out this month.

16 of the most highly anticipated summer 2017 album releases

These are the albums you'll be turning up this summer.

When is Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' coming out?

Plus, the rock band drops new "Everything Now" visual.

Miley Cyrus tears up during "Malibu" performance at Billboard Music Awards 2017

The pop singer gave her first live televised performance of her newest single.

Vince Staples' 'Big Fish' may be the only hip-hop album that matters for the rest of 2017

We've got to get these rappers out of the water. There's a big fish coming.

Miley Cyrus slams hip-hop culture in 'Billboard' profile: "I can't listen to that anymore"

Cyrus says she no longer listens to hip-hop music.

Frank Ocean, Young Thug "Slide on Me" Lyrics: A breakdown of the defiant remix

In their first official collaboration, Young Thug and Frank Ocean detail the ways they're changing the culture.

Prince's 'Sign O the Times' is as relevant today as it was at its release

The times have changed slightly, but the signs remain the same.

Who is Kung Fu Kenny? Kendrick Lamar's "DNA." video brings the alter ego to life.

Lamar seems to have drawn Kung Fu Kenny out of hip-hop's long fascination with karate film culture.

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn.' Release: A complete list of all the shots at Fox News

Lamar criticizes the network for stereotyping his music and misleading the American public.

5 acts to fill that Beyoncé-sized hole in your Coachella schedule

How to cope with a Coachella that's missing Queen Bey.

Rapper Zebra Katz unveils his debut unisex fashion collection, fractal face masks and all

The queer emcee just dropped a 27-piece collection in collaboration with Print All Over Me.

Kendrick Lamar's new album: A breakdown of track list credits ahead of the release date

A look at what production team of Sounwave, DJ Dahi, James Blake, Alchemist and BADBADNOTGOOD have been up to in recent years.

Who is Troy Ave? 6 things to know about the rapper who thinks he's the new Tupac

The Brooklyn rapper's comments stirs reactions from hip-hop fans on Twitter.