Since the inception of the genre, collaborations have formed the core of good hip-hop music. In 2023, we saw an impressive lineup of rap songs that highlight the incredible talent of female rappers.
Although the tracks mentioned in this article highlight some of the memorable songs from this year, culture-shifting collaborations like these have enriched the rap landscape for decades leading up to this point.
Here are some of our favorite female-male rap songs that left an impact on the culture.
"WTF" — YoungBoy Never Broke Again feat. Nicki Minaj
YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Nicki Minaj have always had great music chemistry, so when they collaborated on "WTF" earlier this year, the song had a lot of replay value for fans. YB's signature mumble rap was the perfect antecedent for Nicki's flow, which was loaded with double entendres, wit, and brilliant wordplay — a match made in hip-hop heaven.
"Jealousy" — Offset & Cardi B
Earlier this year, modern rap duo Offset and Cardi B collaborated on "Jealousy," a track that saw the couple address haters and naysayers.
This isn't the first time these two have shown their musical chemistry as they navigate success, fame, and the complications that may come with it. A few years ago, they had the same energy on Cardi's "Clout." Cardi B's fierce and unapologetic verses seamlessly complemented Offset's signature flow, creating what was regarded as a smash hit.
"On What U On" — Moneybagg Yo ft. GloRilla
Moneybagg Yo had a big year in 2023.
On his song "On What U On," he teamed up with his label mate GloRilla to showcase their collective skill and versatility. The collaboration explores themes of love and lust gone wrong in the modern age. With its catchy beats and visually appealing video, the duo definitely created a modern-day masterpiece.
"Peaches and Eggplants" — Young Nuddy ft. Latto and Sexyy Red
The rap world can often seem male-dominated and intimidating but on "Peaches and Eggplants," Latto and Sexyy Red exuded undeniable levels of confidence and empowerment.
Female rappers are overlooked in this sector, but Latto and Sexxy collectively proved that they have the star power and talent to stand out on a record.
"Surround Sound" — JID, 21 Savage, Baby Tate
With "Surround Sound," JID, 21 Savage, and Baby Tate took Southern teamwork to a new level. The Atlanta natives each brought their signature sounds and hard-hitting verses to the song, but Baby Tate's contribution was one of the most memorable.
Her delivery, swag, and lyrical finesse created a compelling contrast, enhancing the quality of the memorable collaboration. It's easy for female rappers to feel overshadowed on tracks, but Tate held her own on this one.
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