10 Female Rappers & Singers You Wish Your Girl Was Like
Guys who are in committed relationships are members of a special club. Unlike single guys, they can't approach women for phone numbers or ask them out on dates, nor can they converse with them in that I'm-attracted-to-you kind of way. Of course there are guys who cheat and still act like they're single, but it's safe to assume that most guys in relationships try their best to be faithful. However, that still doesn't mean they can't appreciate a beautiful woman and notice when she has perfect style, a unique flare or a successful career. And when it comes to female R&B and hip-hop artists, it can be even harder not to take notice, because many of them have stunning looks, amazing talent and other qualities that men admire. But which one of these artists do men admire most, and which ones do they wish their girl was just a little more similar to? To answer this question, TheDrop.fm composes a list of 10 female artists that fit into this category. And no, Beyonce isn't No. 1. Check out 10 Female Rappers & Singers You Wish Your Girl Was Like.
Let's face it, there's something really attractive about a girl who's intelligent, can spit fire and can write thought-provoking rhymes, which is why Angel Haze is on this list. Not to mention she's pretty easy on the eyes. Since her free EP, 'Reservation,' Haze has been on a path to be one of the most talked about female rappers of her generation. Already hitting hard in the U.S., and probably even harder overseas, she's already developed a cult-like following, where fans are not only into her music, but her overall message and artistic stance. Fans are also anticipating Haze's new album 'Dirty Gold.' Chances are you've heard the first single, 'Echelon,' and watched the very unique accompanying visual already.
There's something sexy about Iggy Azalea, no doubt. Whether it's her Australian accent, winning curves or her down south flavored music, there's no doubt that guys and girls have taken notice. But especially guys. With fans waiting for her first LP, 'The New Classic,' and catching one of her many appearances, Iggy's overall profile and brand has been raised considerably in the last year or so. Plus, one of the most respected rappers from the South, T.I., has taken interest in the blonde beauty, which only gives her that much more credibility and appeal. Simply put, Iggyis one of those intriguing artists because she's not American, but rhymes like she is, and she does it all with a level of sincerity. Check 'Change Your Life,' 'Bounce' and 'Work' for proof. Plus, she doesn't look bad in those small get-ups she typically wears.
Imagine being the younger sister of one of the biggest acts in the world, yet you're still trying to create your own image and brand as an artist. That's the challenge Solange has faced since coming onto the music scene, and if you ask most people, they'd probably say she's come through with flying colors. Somehow the 5-foot, 8-inch beauty has carved out her own artistic niche, which is a meld of R&B, soul and pop, with a little Williamsburg, Brooklyn hipster thrown in for good measure. What makes Solange stand out from other artists is her unique style and funky hairdos, which shows she's disinterested in being a run-of-the-mill singer with run-of-the-mill songs. And it's that left-of-center-approach that puts Solange on this list. And her supermodel looks don't hurt either.
It's very rare that you have an artist that grabs the attention of the fashion world and the music world all in one shot. That's what British songstress Rita Ora has done with her creative style of dress and her 2012 album, 'Ora.' The Roc Nation affiliate is also known for her magnificent looks, which is of course backed by a strong and equally beautiful singing voice, so if you're looking to objectify her by calling her just another pretty face, you'll be doing her and yourself an incredible disservice. It'll be interesting to see what Ora comes with musically in the months to come.
It's possible that Janelle Monae could be one of the sexiest names of all time. There's something appealing and exotic about it, and it fits well with an artist that's equally appealing. Ms. Monae clearly drives in a lane all her own, and unlike most artists, she doesn't actually place a lot of focus on her looks or style of dress. But that doesn't mean she isn't gorgeous -- that just means her physical beauty is an added plus to her high level of talent and creativity. Janelle Monae is an artist's artist, meaning others who make music and art will sometimes draw inspiration from her, and you can't say that about every singer-songwriter. And check out her latest video, 'Dance Apocalyptic,' where she lets her hair out and takes on a Cover Girl look. She's clearly a force to be reckoned with.
Out of the 10 Female Rappers & Singers You Wish Your Girl Was Like, Elle Varner could be called the most well-rounded musician of them all, as she sings incredibly, plays the guitar, writes and produces. And once you feast your eyes on her, forget about it, she looks like one of those women that only famous athletes and rich guys get to marry. With her 2012 album 'Perfectly Imperfect,' the Los Angeles native was able to reach No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 200, which is an excellent achievement for any newcomer. Right now, Varner is set to release her second effort, which fans are salivating for in anticipation.
California singer and songwriter Jhene Aiko is on this list for a few reasons. For one, she has a light and angelic voice that's perfect for pop songs. Another reason is that she's already worked with a bunch of A-list artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Throw in her Cali-girl sensibilities and mix in with her natural good looks and it's easy to see that Aiko's rise in popularity is just starting to take flight. Recently releasing her latest single, 'Bed Peace,' featuring Childish Gambino, and singing on Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same,' Aiko is bound to receive even more shine and praise, which is definitely deserved.
Dope lyricist, dope writer and incredible looks. What else can you say about Nicki Minaj? When it comes to other female MCs of the day, few have reached her level of notoriety and success. In just a few short years, Minaj has gone from an obscure mixtape rapper from Queens, N.Y., to a mainstream personality that your grandmother probably even knows. In other words, Nicki Minaj has lived the American rap dream, and has opened the door for other female rappers to come busting through. Because remember, before Minaj, there was a long dry spell when it came to female rappers getting signed to major labels. And talk about looks, few have her curves and gorgeous facial features, and she does a great job of teasing men with her image, but doesn't overdo it. It'll be interesting to see just how much brighter Nicki Minaj's light will shine in the years to come.
If you take just one look at Cassie, it's clear to see why she was a model before she was a singer. For years now, the Connecticut-raised beauty has captured the attention of fans all around the globe, for her fashion sense and the overall level of coolness that seems to seep from her pores. And besides being a pretty successful R&B artist, the 'Me & U' singer is currently signed to Wilhelmina Models and has posed for Calvin Klein and GQ Magazine, just for starters. Earlier this year, Cassie released her first mixtape, 'RockaByeBaby,' which is inspired by the 1991 film, 'New Jack City.'
Since she auditioned for Jay Z to become part of the Def Jam roster many years ago, Rihanna's star power and level of popularity has seemed to grow bigger every year. Not only does she have a high number of chart-topping singles under her belt, she's also been called a trendsetter in the fashion world, and is known just as much for her outfits as she is for her songs. Plus, she's developed a bad girl persona as of late, which increases her level of attractiveness for some reason. This same rock star quality she possesses has also spilled over into her music. And as far as her physical beauty is concerned, some would consider her flawless, for her doe-like eyes, golden-colored skin and incredible figure. I mean, wouldn't it be nice if your girl was just a little like Rihanna?