As one of the few successful female rappers of the new millennium, Remy Ma has proven that she can hang with some of the greatest female emcees. The Bronx-born rapper’s relevance is undisputed and her rhymes are never outshined. Remy’s career began in the early 2000s and she’s only put out one album so far, but even Billboard seems to think that she deserves to stand beside the likes of MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Eve, and Trina.
Remy started off as the protege to the late Big Pun and a member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad. When people hear “R to the Ezzy” on the group’s hit single “Lean Back”, the crowds always go wild. All eyes were on her when she dropped her first album, There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story in 2006. The album traveled all the way up to number two on the Billboard Rap Charts. Since then, she’s been absent from the rap game for a minute, but has resumed her rap career and is back to business; taking multiple wins from all directions. Last year, BET reported that Remy was the only female rapper to be nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 12th.
Whether you’re familiar with the Grammy-nominated rapper or not, here are five facts you need to know about this Hip-Hop Titaness: