It's no secret that the music industry, especially hip-hop, has severe diversity issues. Other than a select group of superstars, women emcees are largely ignored and often left out of the mainstream music conversation.
And, yes, while it's great that we have gems like Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj ruling our summer playlists, it's frustrating that so many other women who tirelessly work on their craft get little to no recognition. And that needs to change.
Below, get to know seven of the genre's hottest newcomers worthy of your summer playlist's attention. Stream now, thank us later.