Let's be honest, if female emcees aren't dressed like Willow Smith is their stylist, then they usually go unnoticed. But don't let fashion have you overlooking Megan "Makiin" Belcher.
A strong believer in female empowerment, Makiin has executed her message without subjecting herself to skimpy clothing. The same attitude has her standing in the same circle with some of those on this list like Jedstarz Cypher Part 2.
Though not recognized well south of Palm Beach County, the Boynton Beach-native has built a more solid foundation further north in Tallahassee where he once attended college.
One listen to any of his projects, and there's no doubt 1Hot possess the makings of a Billy Blue or Trick Daddy. He's more than capable of finding his nitch with lyrlics like:
Niggas want to see me die/They Killed Pac at 25/Only 24 now/ Keep it loaded when I ride.