Stereotyped expressions are very much not so unlikely in everyday discourse, as well as in all human endeavours be it school, office, the market or even the church.
The phenomenon is no different in the music landscape. A musician or an artiste is so when he is a male. No one refers to a male musician or artiste with the “male” description, but the case is not the same for a female artiste.
Eno Barony is against people referring to her as a “female rapper “. A rapper is a rapper and she is a rapper, not a “female rapper”. In her own words, she warned, ” Don’t put me in the “female rapper” category. I am a rapper. There’s nothing like a male microphone. We all use the same microphone ”