The commanding rap duo City Girls is leading the pack of hip-hop’s new wave of female acts.

The group, comprised of JT and Yung Miami, have maintained their stay on Billboard‘s Hot 100 for the past several months, and though they haven’t yet ascended to the top of the charts, they’ve compiled quite a few impressive achievements.

City Girls’ Cardi B-assisted break-out hit single, “Twerk,” cracked Billboard‘s top 40, peaking at number 29. That made City Girls the rare female hip-hop duo to enter the chart, a feat Yung Miami credits to their ability to occupy their “own lane.”

“I feel like, you know, me and JT are the first rap duo, like now. So, it just feels so good,” Yung Miami tells ABC Radio. “We’re in our own lane, doing our own thing.”

City Girls’ most recent single, “Act Up,” has performed comparatively well, currently sitting at #33 on the Billboard hot 100. With a pair of top-40 hits under their belt, City Girls is one of the most successful female hip-hop duos in the history of the Billboard charts.

But the seemingly overnight success of the rapping best friends is bittersweet, at least for one half of the duo. While City Girls continue to rack up accolades, JT is currently behind bars for charges related to felony identity theft. She began her prison stint last year and will have to complete one year of probation following her release.

“I really wish [JT] was here right now, like you know we started this together,” Yung Miami says of her partner-in-rhyme. “So, I wish we could do everything together. We’re a group, so that’s my other half.”

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