This year, hip-hop has been thriving with some awesome collaborations between female rappers. As a result of their collabs, more women in hip-hop are increasingly working together rather than competing against one another, which has strengthened their place in the game.
One of the most talked about collaborations this year has been between Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj on two of the biggest songs to drop: “Princess Diana (Remix)” and “Barbie World.” Both tracks locked in high chart positions on the Billboard Hot 100, coming in at No. 4 and No. 7 respectively. Then there’s Latto and Cardi B, who joined forces for the remix of Latto‘s single “Put It On Da Floor.” The Cardi B-assisted track is titled “Put It On Da Floor Again.” Following the song’s release, it peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This marks Latto‘s second and Cardi B‘s 20th top 20 hit.
Meanwhile, rappers like Lola Brooke, KentheMan and Sexyy Red have dropped some fire collabs in 2023, too. The latter artist scored a major feature with Queen Barbz on the remix of her viral hit, “Pound Town.” Many of the ladies in rap appear here multiple times since they haven’t been stingy with their bars. Coi Leray, Kaliii, Big Boss Vette, Lola, Ice, Cardi and Nicki all have more than one song with other female rappers in 2023.
Overall, the women in rap are delivering some impressive bars when they unite. So XXL decided to highlight a playlist of some of the best collaborations between women in rap this year. Check it out below.