If the Billboard Hot 100 thought 2019 was a buzzing year for female rappers, 2020 is taking things to an even higher level.
As we reported here, ‘WAP’ – an all-female Rap collaboration (Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion) – sits atop the tally for the first time in history. As if that’s not enough, hits from the likes of Saweetie (‘Tap In’), Stallion (‘Savage’ and ‘Girls in the Hood’), Doja Cat (‘Say So’ and ‘Like That’), Nicki Minaj (‘Say So’ and ‘Move Ya Hips’), and others are spotted in various positions along the hit list.
Among the new class making noise is RCA Records rapstress Mulatto.
First garnering national attention as the winner of Lifetime’s reality music competition ‘The Rap Game,’ her rise to prominence began with her breakthrough single, ‘B*tch from Da Souf’ (which was later remixed with Saweetie and Trina).
Just days after being named one of only 2 female rappers included in XXL’s coveted ‘Freshman Class’ list for 2020, the femcee (born Alyssa Stephens) learned ‘Souf’ was certified Gold by the RIAA this week and had cracked the Hot 100 for the first time.
Over a year-and-a-half after its premiere, ‘B*tch from Da Souf’ worked up enough steam on the streaming and digital download front to enter the Hot 100. Debuting at #95, its arrival marks Stephens’ first appearance on the hit list.
The tune is one of many gems found aboard her debut album, ‘Queen of Da Souf,’ which is slated for release August 21.
Look below to see who joins her on this week’s TGJ Chart Check.