The History Of Women In Hip Hop At ESSENCE Festival
Bennett Raglin

The last two decades have taught us much about the power of women in music and ESSENCE Festival has proudly been a part of keeping that conversation going, while also providing our ladies with a unique platform to shine each year.

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The presence of women in Hip Hop specifically has continued to  evolve with each passing year and there’s certainly been no shortage of ladies who know how to rock the mic at ESSENCE Festival! As we continue to celebrate these fearless trailblazers and prepare to welcome Remy Ma to the Festival for the first time this July, here’s a look back at all of the women in Hip Hop who have graced the ESSENCE Festival stage over the years.