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Meet the Multi-Talented First Ladies of Hip Hop

These leading ladies have done everything from TV shows to creating their own products.

By Kaeli Van Cott
Who Is LeA Robinson?

As The First Family of Hip Hop rolls out the red carpet, the Robinson family, once led by matriarch and Rapper Delight creator Sylvia Robinson, lets the world see their trials and tribulations in the music industry. The Robinson family has their fair share of talent coming from the ladies, whether they were born into the family or were welcomed in. You might even recognize these ladies from their work outside of music. 

1. LeA Robinson: Singer and Former Sweet 16 Queen

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You might've heard that LeA's brother Darnell has been on MTV's My Super Sweet 16, but you might not have known that LeA was on the show, too -- for her 15th birthday! Her Halloween birthday bash is definitely one to remember. Now, at 23, LeA is a recording artist with some major pipes. 

2. Shanell 'Lady Luck' Jones: A Talented Rapper

Who Is Shanell "Lady Luck" Jones?

Shanell Jones, better known by her rap moniker "Lady Luck," broke into the music industry when she freestyled on New York's Hot 97 while still in high school. As she's built her music career, she's been spotted with celebrities like Soulja Boy and Queen Latifa. She was even featured in Backstage, which took a behind the scenes look at Jay-Z's 1999 tour. Today, she's working to release her album She God.

3. Somaya Reece: Reality Star and Entrepreneur

Somaya Reece, girlfriend of Lady Luck, had her start as a founding cast memer of Love and Hip Hop New York and later left to join Famously Single on E!. But what makes Somaya's career path so unique is something you might not have known about her -- she's the creator of Get Slim Detox Tea, AKA one of the tea detoxes that celebrities and Instagram users know and love so dearly.

4. Eseni Ellington: Nun-In-Training and Model

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Eseni started out her career as a model, but later took a completely different route by becoming a castmember on The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. The show followed a group of girls, including Eseni who were on the road to becoming nuns, and the challenges that they faced. After one season, Eseni went back to modeling and has stuck with it ever since.

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