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Is Loretta Lynn The World’s First Female Rapper?

Hey Best Coast, your recent and beautiful update of Loretta Lynn's "Fist City" sounded fresh. Could've been one of your own, tucked in between songs about heartbreak and weed. You've reminded us just how 2K11 so many of Lynn's 1960s sentiments are. Half her songs are about fighting, really brutal, too. The other half: drinking. Hello rap. Those two subjects have helped define modern hip-hop, conceits that inspire mix tapes and scrapes. Loretta would hold her own, wouldn't flinch from Lil Kim's hate. Nicki: listen up. Loretta's dress in the following performance of the song is time machine Nicki Minaj, a sparkle perfect for Barbs if she were playing the Grand Ole Opry in a different era. Can we give Loretta Lynn the tiara for world's first female rapper? Check out a video of her performance of "Fist City" and Best Coast's cover after the jump.


Is Loretta Lynn The World’s First Female Rapper?