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mid 1990s rap career
West Coast Rap, Urban, R&B
Thuggish, Hostile, Party/Celebratory, Reckless, Confident, Brash, Rousing, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Menacing, Rambunctious, Snide, Irreverent, Urgent, Sexual, Aggressive, Harsh
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Da Brat was one of the first of a new breed of hard-edged female MCs to hit the hip-hop scene during the `90s. Although sexuality was certainly part of her image, wasn`t as important to her as it was to Lil` Kim or Foxy Brown; instead, Da Brat made her name as a tough, profane rhymer whose hardcore attitude and lyrical skills were never in doubt. Da Brat was born Shawntae Harris in Chicago in 1974, and started rapping at age 11. Still a teenager, she was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri in 1992, when she won an amateur rap contest and got a chance to meet Dupri`s protégés Kris Kross. With their endorsement, Dupri signed her to his So So Def label and produced her debut album, Funkdafied, which was released in 1994. The title track was an enormous hit, going to number two on the R&B charts and spending nearly three months on top of the rap singles chart. Its success -- as well as that of the follow-up singles Fa All Y`All and Give It 2 You -- helped Da Brat become the first female rapper ever to have a platinum-selling album. Funkdafied also hit number one on the R&B album chart, a staggering achievement for a debut release by a female rapper.
For her 1996 follow-up, Anuthatantrum, Da Brat took greater control of her music and persona, scoring hits with Sittin` on Top of the World and Ghetto Love. The album was another commercial success, returning her to the R&B Top Five and the pop Top 20. In its wake, Da Brat made high-profile cameo appearances on records by the likes of Mariah Carey, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Total, Dru Hill, and Lil` Kim, among others. She also made her film debut in 1996 in the Shaquille O`Neal comedy Kazaam. Just prior to the release of her third album in 2000, Da Brat was arrested on assault charges after allegedly pistol-whipping another woman during an altercation at an Atlanta nightclub. She later pled guilty to a lesser charge of reckless conduct, and was let off with a fine, probation, and community service. Meanwhile, her album Unrestricted appeared in the spring of 2000, and found her sporting a somewhat sexier image. It became not only her second R&B chart-topper, but also her biggest album on the pop charts to date, climbing into the Top Five. She also enjoyed hits with the singles That`s What I`m Looking For and What`Chu Like. In 2001, Da Brat returned to the big screen in Mariah Carey`s ill-fated film Glitter, and issued her solo follow-up Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz in 2003. Steve Huey, All Music Guide
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Da Brat is the stage name of Shawntae Harris (born April 14, 1974), an American rapper and actress. Her debut album, Funkdafied (1994), sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to have a platinum-selling album, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt N Pepa.
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Kenwood Academy, Academy of Scholastic Achievement
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So So Def
Jermaine Dupri, Kris Kross, Left Eye, Bow Wow, Mariah Carey, Tyrese, Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim
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Da Brat is currently single.
She previously dated David Gest in 2006, Keisha Spivey in 1995, Allen Iverson, André Benjamin, Missy Elliott, Traci Bingham and Karrine Steffans.
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