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Encyclopedia > Da Brat
Da Brat
Birth name Shawntae Harris
Born April 14, 1974 (1974-04-14) (age 34)
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genre(s) Hip hop
Years active 1994 - present
Label(s) So SO Def
Associated acts Bow Wow, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott

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Contents

Biography

1994 - 1997: Early success

The Jermaine Dupri protégé had chart success in 1994 with her single and video entitled "Funkdafied,"(so so def) taken from her debut album of the same name (Funkdafied). This album went platinum, in which made her one of the first female rappers to go platinum.[1] During the rest of the decade, she remained somewhat low-key and came to be known more for her "featured" appearances on other rappers' and R&B singers' albums than for her own solo work. Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Funkdafied is the debut album by Da Brat. ...


In the summer of 1996 she contributed a rhyme to the hip hop remix of Mariah Carey's hit, "Always Be My Baby". She also made her feature film debut that year in Kazaam with Shaquille O'Neal. During the summer of 1997, Da Brat appeared along with Dupri on a remix of Carey's "Honey (So So Def mix)" and recorded the hit song Not Tonight with Lil' Kim, Left-Eye, Angie Martinez and Missy Elliott. She also did a track called "Ghetto Love" featuring T-Boz of TLC, this song & video was well received and was in heavy rotation for a short period of time. This artist also featured with Kris Kross on their track "Da Bomb" on the album "Da Bomb", as well as on their third album Young, Rich and Dangerous. For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... This article is about the singer. ... Daydream track listing #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #2) track listing The Remixes (CD #2) track listing Always Be My Baby is a pop/R&B song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, rapper Jermaine Dupri, and songwriter Manuel Seal. ... Kazaam is 1996 childrens film that stars professional basketball player Shaquille ONeal as the title character, a genie. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #2) track listing The Remixes (CD #1) track listing The Remixes (CD #2) track listing Honey is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Stevie J, and Q-Tip (listed in credits as The Ummah), and... Not Tonight is the third single released from rapper Lil Kims debut album Hard Core and the first single she released after the death of The Notorious B.I.G. The version released as a single was the Not Tonight (Remix) (aka Ladies Night), which featured fellow female rappers... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975), better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... Angela Martinez (born January 9, 1971 in The Bronx, New York) is an American radio and television personality, hip-hop recording artist, actress, and model. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Tionne T-Boz Watkins is an R&B singer; the lead singer of the successful group TLC. She was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia as a child, and is today one of the spokespeople for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ...


1998 - 1999: Guest appearances

1997 she was featured on "Sock It 2 Me", a track on Missy Elliott's debut album, which became a popular single in early 1998. In 1999, Da Brat appeared, alongside Krayzie Bone, on the remix to Mariah Carey's cover of Brenda K. Starr's "I Still Believe". She also appeared as a guest artist with Missy Elliott on Carey's remix of "Heartbreaker", and on the remix of Brandy's "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" with Shaunta. In 1999 she was also featured on the Destiny's Child album The Writing's on the Wall's single Jumpin', Jumpin', which was an international hit. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Sock It 2 Me is a 1997 single by singer/rapper Missy Elliott. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article is about the singer. ... Brenda K. Starr (born Brenda Kaplan on October 15, 1966 in New York City) is an American singer originally in dance-pop , but now mostly in salsa-based music. ... I Still Believe is a song written by Antonia Armato and Giuseppe Cantarelli and originally recorded by pop singer Brenda K. Starr. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Heartbreaker is a song co-written by American singer Mariah Carey and rapper Jay-Z, and recorded for Careys sixth studio album Rainbow (1999). ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article is about the group. ... The Writings on the Wall is the second album released by R&B group Destinys Child and their final release as a quartet. ... Jumpin, Jumpin was the fourth and final single from Destinys Childs second album The Writings on the Wall. ...


2000 - 2003: Return to solo work

In early 2000, Da Brat released her third full-length album Unrestricted, which produced the moderately successful singles "That's What I'm Looking For" and "What Chu Like", featuring soul singer, Tyrese. The album was not well received compared to Brat's earlier work. However, the new album and new millennium did inspire an image makeover for Da Brat. Abandoning her "gangsta" persona, she decided to follow the trend in popular music and attempted to sex her image up; the video for "What Chu Like" featured Da Brat and Tyrese rolling around half naked on a beach. In keeping with her new image, Da Brat accidentally exposed her nipples live on MTV's Total Request Live while she was hosting the show. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born 30 December 1978), often known simply as Tyrese, is an R&B artist, actor and model. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... TRL redirects here. ...


In 2001, Brat continued her trend of being featured on other artist's remixes, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart along with rapper Ludacris on the main remix of Mariah Carey's " Loverboy" and being featured artist on Destiny's Child's "Survivor" remix. Da Brat also appeared as Louise in Carey's 2001 movie Glitter. This article is about the year. ... Luda redirects here. ... This article is about the singer. ... Loverboy is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey for her tenth album, Glitter. ... Glitter is a 2001 drama film produced by Twentieth Century Fox (see 2001 in film), starring Mariah Carey, centering on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early 1980s club music scene. ...


In 2003, Brat released her fourth album, titled Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz, and appeared on the 4th season of VH1's The Surreal Life. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz is the 4th album from rapper Da Brat. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for two weeks. ...


2005 - present: Current activities

In 2005, she made a comeback of sorts when she was featured on the remix to the song "I Think They Like Me," by Dem Franchize Boyz, which also featured Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dem Franchize Boyz are an American hip hop group from Atlanta signed to So So Def Records. ...


In 2006, she was an onstage guest on Mariah Carey's The Adventures of Mimi Tour in Atlanta, New York City, Long Island, Washington DC, Chicago,and Los Angeles performing her rap verses on the "Heartbreaker" and "Honey" remixes. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the upcoming DVD of the tour, see The Adventures of Mimi (DVD). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


On November 1, 2007 at Studio 72 a nightclub in Dekalb County, GA she allegedly assaulted a waitress with a rum bottle. She was arrested and was released from Dekalb County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.[2]


Gotsta Go and 4real4real

She featured in 2007 on Kelly Rowland's "Gotsta Go"- a bonus track from her 2007 album "Ms. Kelly" and is now to be featured on a bonus track from Mariah Carey's new album "E=MC²" on a track entitled "4real4real" which is an iTunes pre-order exclusive (USA) and is also going to feature on the Japanese edition of the album. She also co-wrote a song with Mariah Carey called "O.O.C" which appears on "E=MC²" but does not have vocals on the track. Alternate cover Diva Deluxe cover Singles from Released: June 11, 2007 Released: August 7, 2007 Released: January 21, 2008 Singles from Released: January, 2008 Ms. ...


New album

Da Brat has finally started work on a new album which was said by Da Brat herself on a video on YouTube


Discography

Main article: Da Brat discography

This the discography by female rapper Da Brat. ...

TV appearances

  • Da Brat appeared on a special episode of the game show The Weakest Link, and was also the fourth one to be voted off as the weakest link. While she was about to take the Walk of Shame, she started hiding from the host Anne Robinson. She claimed that she hid from her because she wanted to stay in the game and win money for her charity.
  • Da Brat appeared as a cast member on Surreal Life Season 4. She famously feuded with the Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin.
  • In 2007, she appeared on the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club. She arrived on the show weighing 172 pounds and has achieved her goal of 146 pounds. She feuded with Dustin Diamond.
  • Appeared in an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
  • She also appeared on Celebrity Rap Superstar. She's one of the judges along with DMC and Big Boi.
  • She was also in the audience of the 2007 Christmas Episode of Deal or No Deal
  • She was a musical guest on Season 1 of All That.

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Filmography

Glitter is a 2001 drama film produced by Twentieth Century Fox (see 2001 in film), starring Mariah Carey, centering on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early 1980s club music scene. ... 30 Days is a reality television show on FX, created and introduced by Morgan Spurlock. ... Civil Brand is a movie with women going to prison for murders and has plot against Captain Dease for different and mysterious reasons. ...

Personal life

Brat is commonly known as the half-sister of actress LisaRaye McCoy via her father. Lisa Raye McCoy-Misick (born September 23, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is an actress. ...


References

  1. ^ Da Brat - Biography
  2. ^ Rapper Da Brat released from jail after US nightclub dispute - International Herald Tribune

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Da Brat is a rapper who emerged in the early 1990s and was arguably the first popular female gangsta rapper.
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