Jean Grae

R.I.P.
It's with great sadness that we report Jean Grae's mother, Sathima Bea Benjamin, has died. The 76-year-old legendary jazz vocalist passed away Tuesday (Aug. 21) in her homeland of Cape Town, South Africa. The cause of death is unclear at the moment.
Best Female Rapper – 2012 TheDrop.fm Music Awards
While some of the artists in our Best Female Artist category are established superstars -- Nicki Minaj, Trina and Lil Kim -- there were a few newcomers who made noise in the rap game in 2012. The spunky Azealia Banks and Aussie transplant Iggy Azalea brought sex and sassiness to the game, while rap …