You’ve heard them – you just don’t know them. Although the ladies who feature on the hottest rapper’s tracks are gaining more street cred, for years your favourite melodies and choruses have taken a backseat to big name rappers.

Anna Wise – Kendrick Lamar

Anna Wise, one part of her band Sonnymoon, has partnered with Kendrick on several tracks and albums. You can listen to her hypnotizing vocals on “Real,” “Money Trees,” “These Walls,” and “Institutionalized.”

Chantel Kreviazuk – Drake

The Canadian pianist first debuted on one of Drake’s tracks, Over My Dead Body. Since making a name for herself, she has features on a track with Jay Rock, and co

Lili K – Chance the Rapper

Lili K is a Chicago based jazz singer who’s intense musical narrative got her a collab with one of the biggest up and coming rappers, Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.

Kendall Morgan – Tech N9ne

Kendall Morgan, Tennessee singer and songwriter is well equipped with the vocals, however when searching for her independent work, only one song from 2011 can be found. I guess we’ll just have to keep fragile on repeat.