Yesterday, I wrote about Dr. Roxanne Shante, who was one of the first female hip-hop stars. Her music often confronts sexual stereotypes, double standards, and undue sexual pressure from men. I'm not very fluent in hip-hop, but Shante's voice is smooth and even, particularly for her age.
The song that made her famous, Roxanne's Revenge:
And the uncensored version (done in one take at the age of 14):
I love her stage presence here: