Here's a little know fact. British songstress Estelle actually started her career as a rap artist. Hmmmm....female rap artist from across the pond? Reminds me of someone else....
Oh yeah Monie Love. From dedica.la,
"London rapper Monie Love had a minor hit in the UK with the Whispers-sampling "I Can Do This" before relocating to the US. She first gained critical and commercial notice across the pond in 1989 for her cameos in Queen Latifah's "Ladies First", in the Jungle Brothers' "Doin' Our Own Dang", and in De La Soul's hit single, the remix of "Buddy". The acclaim led her to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, making Love one of the few British rappers signed to a major label."
....Estelle must have skills because she is working with Swizz beats, Jada Kiss, Busta Rhymes and Raekwon on a remix of a joint she made. One word.... WOW.