Hip Hop's 10 Most Stylish Women Ever

Azealia Banks has been inescapable these past six months. It was inevitable, given her daring and distinctive look, outspoken nature and those catchy songs that turn the air blue. Her long-awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Taste finally drops this week, so to honour Banks, the newest hip-hop style idol, we’re saluting the genre’s most iconic ladies…

Neneh Cherry

The epitome of laid-back Nineties cool, we’re still copying Neneh’s girly but urban attire. Best leave that Buffalo Stance to the lady herself though.

Missy Elliott

She can rap as well as any man, and the Get Your Freak On star also pulls of tomboyish tracksuits with aplomb – vamping them up using her signature bling.

Solange

You know when a fashion label creates a diffusion line, billing it the younger, cooler little sister of the main collection? That’s literally what Solange is to Beyonce.

TLC

Like TLC, we don’t want no scrubs, but we do want to be fearless in pulling off exotically beautiful futuristic chic.

Roxanne Shante

Fierce. There, we said it. Not a word we’d often use but with the glossy leather and gold adorned look of Roxanne Shante there’s really no alternative.

En Vogue

Only true divas can pull off colourful, floor-length satin. Anyone who’s ever heard Don’t Let Go knows En Vogue perfectly fit the bill.

Lil'Kim

Nicki Minaj is merely Lil' Kim’s post millennium mini-me. When it comes to colourful wigs and outfits that look more like costumes Kim wrote the book.

M.I.A

Her outfits are as wild and colourful as her songs and performances are controversial and we wouldn’t want M.I.A any other way.

Salt-n-Pepa

With DJ Spindarella in the mix there’s three of them rather than the two the name suggests, but that just means more bold colours, statement hats and (S/S 13 must-haves) bomber jackets

Azelia Banks

The new kid on the block’s bold on-stage get-ups are mesmerising. We can’t wait for festival season!

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