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Shawnna
Background information
Birth name Rashawnna Guy
Also known as Queen Of Chicago
Born October 01, 1979 (1979-10-01) (age 27)
Origin Flag of the United States Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, songwriter
Years active 1999 – present
Label(s) Disturbing tha Peace (1999-2006)
Associated
acts
Twista, Yung Berg, DTP
Website Official Site on Defjam.com

Shawnna (born Rashawnna Guy on October 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois), is the first African American female artist signed to Def Jam, through Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace Records. A former member of the female Chicago rap duo Infamous Syndicate, Shawnna is known for her rapid fire delivery and her sexual tones. She is one of only two female rappers to ever have a #1 song on the Hot 100 with 2003's "Stand Up" with Ludacris. She has released two solo albums, Worth Tha Weight and Block Music. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... Rapping, also known as Emceeing, MCing, Rhyme spitting, Spitting, or just Rhyming, is the rhythmic delivery of rhymes, one of the central elements of hip hop music and culture. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Disturbing tha Peace Records, LLC (commonly known as DTP) is a recording company and management company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in hip hop and Rock. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is a rapper known as Twista (formerly Tung Twista), who once held the title of fastest rapper in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disturbing tha Peace Records, LLC (commonly known as DTP) is a recording company and management company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in hip hop and Rock. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Disturbing tha Peace Records, LLC (commonly known as DTP) is a recording company and management company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in hip hop and Rock. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Stand Up was a 2003 hit single for Ludacris featuring Shawnna, taken from his fourth album Chicken & Beer. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ...

Contents

Musical career

Before she recorded her first album, Shawnna was featured on the remix to the song Loverboy by Mariah Carey for the album/ movie Glitter. She was featured in the video along with Ludacris, Da Brat, and Twenty II. Shawnna's debut album Worth Tha Weight, originally scheduled to be released in October 2002, was delayed until September 26th 2004 and was released with little promotion due to disputes at Def Jam. Her album was well-received by critics, and spawned the singles "Shake That Shit" and "Weight A Minute". Shawnna's second album Block Music was released on June 27, 2006. Its sales have been initially lower than expected. The album has so far sold over 150,000 copies. In preparation of the album, Shawnna teamed up with Clinton Sparks [1], one of Rolling Stone's Top 10 mixtape producers, to release the official prelude to the album titled "Block Music: The Mixtape" [2]. This mixtape features exclusive tracks and freestyles as well as the official "Getting Some Head (All-Star remix)" featuring Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Jim Jones (rapper), Pimp C, Ludacris, Twista, Pharrell, Too Short, Lil' Wayne, Dre (of Cool & Dre), Pitbull & Sean J (of Field Mob). She was also announced as Artist of the week on Hollyscoop.com. Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Glitter is the word used to describe an assortment of very small (roughly 1 mm²) pieces of paper, glass or plastic painted in metallic, neon and iridescent colors to reflect light in a sparkling spectrum. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Block Music is the second album from the Chicago native Shawnna. ... Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. ... William Roberts (born February 8, 1977 in Carol City, Florida), better known by his stage name Rick Ross (alternate form Rick Ro$$), is a rapper from Carol City in northern Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... This article is about the rapper; see also Jim Jones (disambiguation). ... // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to mid 1990s and also made prominent guest appearances on hit singles by Jay-Z (Big Pimpin, 2000) and Three 6 Mafia (Sippin On Some Sizzurp, 2000) and was... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is a rapper known as Twista (formerly Tung Twista), who once held the title of fastest rapper in the world. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... Dre (born Andre Christopher Lyon in Miami, Florida) is one half of the production duo Cool & Dre, along with Marcello Cool Valenzano. ... Armando Christian Pérez (born March 30, 1981, in Miami, Florida) better known by his stage name Pitbull, or his other nicknames, Lil Chico or Mr. ... Field Mob is a hip hop group from Albany, Georgia. ...


As of April 26th, 2007, in an interview, Shawnna confirmed that she was no longer with DTP, but remains friends with everyone on the label. Although she has left DTP she is still considered to be on their label according to paperwork-said by Remy Ma. She said that she was happy to be an independent artitst, and it was something she always wanted to do. Her third album is complete and will be released soon.


Family

Shawnna's father is legendary blues and rock and roll guitarist Buddy Guy. She has 2 sons named Raishawn and Tyler Thompson named after their dad and a daughter named Cameron. She also has a brother that produces under the name Ice Drake (Producer of Posted by Shawnna and Splash Waterfalls by Ludacris). Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ...


Discography

Albums

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Block Music is the second album from the Chicago native Shawnna. ...

Singles

  • 2003:"Stand Up" US #1 (Ludacris featuring Shawnna)
  • 2005:"Shake That Sh*t" US #63
  • 2005:"Weight a Minute" US Hot R&B #93
  • 2005:"Gettin' Some" US #31 Platinum [3]
  • 2006:"Damn featuring Smoke of Field Mob US Hot R&B #95
  • 2006/2007:"Caught Him Lookin" (Janielle featuring Shawnna)
  • 2007:"Backseat Action" (T-Pain featuring Shawnna)

Stand Up was a 2003 hit single for Ludacris featuring Shawnna, taken from his fourth album Chicken & Beer. ... Gettin some, also known as Gettin Some Head, is a single off of rapper Shawnnas 2nd album Block Music which is due to be released in 2006. ... Field Mob is a hip hop group from Albany, Georgia. ... Church is a song by T-Pain. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ...

Videography

Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ...

Guest appearances

Year Song Album
2000 "What's Your Fantasy" (Ludacris featuring Shawnna) Back For The First Time
2001 "Loverboy" (Remix) (Mariah Carey featuring Ludacris, Shawnna, 22 and Da Brat) Glitter
2003 "Stand Up" (Ludacris featuring Shawnna) Chicken & Beer
2004 "Dude Remix" (Beenie Man featuring Shawnna & Ms. Thing) Back to Basics & Worth Tha Weight
2006 "I Caught Him Lookin'" (Janielle featuring Shawnna) TBA
2006 "Diddy Rock" (Diddy featuring Shawnna, Timbaland & Twista) Press Play
2006 "4 Minutes Remix" (Avant featuring Shawnna & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) Director
2007 "Hold N' Back" (Marques Houston featuring Mýa & Shawnna) Veteran
2007 "Backseat Action" (T-Pain featuring Shawnna) Epiphany

See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ... Whats Your Fantasy is the fourth track of the Ludacris album Back for the First Time (released by Def Jam South on 17 October 2000). ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Back for the First Time was the second album and major-label debut LP from Def Jam South recording artist Ludacris. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Loverboy is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey for her tenth album, Glitter. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Stand Up was a 2003 hit single for Ludacris featuring Shawnna, taken from his fourth album Chicken & Beer. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Chicken & Beer is the fourth album by rapper Ludacris. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ... This album, released in 1987, was a collection of Billy Braggs released work up to Feburary 1985; Namely the albums Lifes A Riot With Spy Vs. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Look up TBA in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Press Play is an album by American rapper Diddy (known as P. Diddy in Europe). ... Diddy can refer to one of the following: Diddy Kong, a fictional Nintendo character Sean Combs, a rap mogul, previously known as Puff Daddy, , Sean John, Puff, and Puffy Diddy (dance act), 1990s dance act responsible for the hit single Give Me Love Diddy Men, the fictitious dwarves created and... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is a rapper known as Twista (formerly Tung Twista), who once held the title of fastest rapper in the world. ... ‹ The template below (Current album) is being considered for deletion. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... For other uses, see Avant (disambiguation). ... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American rap group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for their high pace rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ... Look up director in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Marques Barrett Houston (born on August 4, 1981 in Culver City, California, is an R&B singer and actor. ... Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979 in Greenbelt, Maryland),[1] known professionally as Mýa or Mýa Harrison, is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, model, dancer, and actress who rose to fame during the late 1990s. ... Veteran is the third solo album by Marques Houston, released March 26, 2007. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ... Epiphany is the second album from R&B singer/rapper T-Pain. ...

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Shawnna (born Rashawnna Guy on October 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois), is the first African American female artist signed to Def Jam, through Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace Records.
A former member of the female Chicago rap duo Infamous Syndicate, Shawnna is known for her rapid fire delivery and her sexual tones.
Shawnna's debut album Worth Tha Weight, originally scheduled to be released in October 2002, was delayed until September 26th 2004 and was released with little promotion due to disputes at Def Jam.
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