Throughout recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of female rappers. Each artist has a unique flair that perfectly matches their personality and style. However, when it comes to the rise of female rappers, the South is making a lot of noise. You can’t help but admire their vivid enthusiasm, which is complemented by the infectious southern accent. Bbymutha, Lebra Joile, Kari Faux, and Ivy Sole are some of the artists we have our eyes on. Prepare to add them to your music library.
Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bbymutha has been around for a while, but her music has suddenly taken off. Bbymutha has forged her own path, from mixtapes to albums. If you’re a follower of the YouTube channel ‘COLORS’, you’ve probably seen her perform her song “Heavy Metal,” but if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. You can expect to hear those tough lyrics in songs like Scam Likely, Rules, and Queen of Hell, which she delivers so well. Her style is eccentric, gritty, vibrant, and really one-of-a-kind.
Sharing the same city as Beyoncé, Solange, Megan Thee Stallion, and others, the hottie from H-Town, Lebra Joile, is here to stay. With a prissy yet aggressive demeanor and notable songs like Talk My Ish 2, First Off feat. KenTheMan, and F.a.B, Joile is a force to be reckoned with. Despite the fact that she has been around for a while, her latest viral video, “Now What”, showcases her lyrical abilities.
This Little Rock, Arkansas rapper continues to mix aspects of southern hip-hop, funk, and alternative music in her own style of genre-bending music. Kari’s rap style is smooth, inventive, and daring, just like her sense of style, as evidenced by tracks like No Small Talk, Supplier, Color Theory, and LEAVE ME ALONE. Each of her albums surprises you with a distinctive sound that only can be done by her.
A nonbinary artist from Charlotte, North Carolina, whose voice is quite captivating. Ivy Sole’s style as a rapper-singer blends jazz, rap, and hip hop into one unique sound. Ivy doesn’t shy away from experimenting with varied sounds to create unforgettable experiences for listeners in songs like Dream Girl and Rollercoaster.
For decades, the South has produced music that still resonates today. Nonetheless, it’s encouraging to see a number of female rappers from the South contributing to the creation of a new lane in such a male-dominated business. And as a proud Southern girl, it’s truly exciting to see!