In honor of the ladies of the hip-hop game, I wanted to tip you off to a list I found called Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop.

What I like about this list is it's from Billboard, the music industry's leading newspaper and website, and it's filled with quotes from the ladies themselves over the years of their career, plus from those that they worked with to get them where they got.

I don't really read this list as "oh, the number one lady is the best to EVER do it" because this list is not that. Rather, it reads as a list of those whose stories need to be told, and when you see who's on it, you'll go "Oh, yeah, that's true". So I encourage you to check it out, and let us know who you think they left out in the comments below.

One lady that's definitely on this list is somebody you probably forgot about because she's been incarcerated since 2008. Peep her 2006 video for the throwback classic "Conceited".