10. Mia X – Unlady Like

Mia X held her own as the only female rapper on No Limit Records during the label’s glory days in the late ’90s. Unlady Like was more than a cliche No Limit album filled raucous music and repetitive chants. Mia X’s showcased her superior lyrical ability and put together a sonically pleasing album from start to finish.

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