Years ago, female Hip Hop and R&B artists were rare. Women such as Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, etc. paved the way for women in the Hip Hop industry. Today women are still often forgotten in conversations about these genres. These women have worked hard, and made a great impact in the music industry, breaking through barriers, and showing all young women to chase their dreams with confidence.
With her first European tour and a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album, all under 20 years of age, this Oakland native dominated 2015. With another album in progress this girl is definitely one to watch.
Her name may be new for some, but it won’t be for long. In 2015 Layla Hendryx put on for her city of Toronto. With tracks like… she shows off her untouchable flow, and she’s not stopping now. With her hard and intuitive style Layla will no doubt be making moves in 2016.
Our very Chicago native, Tink, made her own moves in 2015. From rapping to singing, she can do it all. But she doesn’t just “do it”, Tink’s diversity within her work is something few can achieve. Make sure to keep an eye out for her this year.
The Vine sensation, Toni Romiti, switched up and spent 2015 shocking her fans repeatedly with her impressive musical talent. Along with a great sense of humor and dance moves, this girl has a lot going for her music career in 2016.
Daughter of Jada and Will Smith, Willow, made her own name for herself in 2015. Although her music doesn’t exactly fit into one specific genre, her artsy vibe and free spirit shined through in her music, and there’s nothing stopping her this year.