There has been a lot of discourse taking place in Hip Hop culture about the current dominance of the female rap scene. Lil Baby seems to agree that women have their fingers on the pulse of the public at the moment.
Complex enlisted Lil Baby and Rylo Rodriguez for an episode of GOAT Talk on YouTube. During the one-on-one interaction, Baby had to name who he believes is the greatest female rapper of all time.
“Yeah, I’d say Nicki Minaj for sure,” answered Lil Baby. He also added, “It’s like crazy, crazy female artists right now, for sure. Females [are] like running the game right now.”
Minaj has also worked with several female rappers over the last year. The New York-bred emcee recently created a musical partnership with Hip Hop neophyte Ice Spice for “Princess Diana” and “Barbie World.”
Lil Baby’s Quality Control labelmates, City Girls, earned a Hot 100 hit with 2022’s “Good Love” featuring Usher. City Girls member JT will drop a solo single called “No Bars” this Friday (July 14).
Additionally, 2023 produced popular songs by other female rappers like Coi Leray, Sexyy Red, Lola Brooke, Kaliii, and Doechii. Grammy winner Cardi B recently teamed with GloRilla, Latto, and Fendi Da Rappa for well-received collaborations as well.