The 50 Best Rap Songs by Women

9. Lady of Rage "Afro Puffs" (1994)

Album: Above The Rim: The Soundtrack

One of the greatest rap one-hit wonders ever, the Lady of Rage hit MCs like Haaaadouken! in 1994. She had first established herself with guest spots on Dre's The Chronic and Snoop's Doggystyle, and "Afro Puffs" was her moment to show and prove. The track set her up as a Blaxploitation era super heroine, with a backdrop provided by Dr. Dre using two Johnny Guitar Watson samples concurrently. Sadly, this song wasn't enough to get Rage's album, Eargasm, released and by the time Necessary Roughness dropped in '97, Death Row had lost most of its muster. But Rage will always be the Queen of G-Funk in our eyes, and "Afro Puffs" is the reason why. —Insanul Ahmed

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