Da Brat

Da Brat

Biography

Shawntae Harris (born April 14, 1974), better known by her stage name Da Brat, is 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.

In 1992, Da Brat got a big break when she won the grand prize in a local rap contest sponsored by Yo! MTV Raps. For the prize, she got to meet Kris Kross, and they in turn introduced her to their producer, Jermaine Dupri, who signed her to his So So Def label. Dupri cultivated Da Brat's image as a "female Snoop Doggy Dogg", and she became one of the first female "reality-based" rappers.

In 1996, Da Brat released her second full-length album, "Anuthatantrum", which included the single "Ghetto Love" featuring T-Boz of TLC.During the rest of the '90s, Da Brat came to be known more for her "featured" appearances on other rappers' and R&B singers' albums rather than for her own 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 add to her sex appeal.

Discography

Da Brat - Funkdafied

Da Brat - Funkdafied

Columbia, So So Def 1994
Da Brat - Anuthatantrum

Da Brat - Anuthatantrum

Columbia, So So Def 1996
Da Brat - Unrestricted

Da Brat - Unrestricted

Columbia, So So Def 2000
Da Brat - Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz

Da Brat - Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz

So So Def 2003
Da Brat - Ghetto Love

Da Brat - Ghetto Love

CMG 2005

Guest Appearances

Kris Kross - Da Bomb
  • Da Bomb

Kris Kross - Da Bomb

Columbia, Ruffhouse Records 1993
MC Lyte - Bad As I Wanna B
  • Druglord Superstar

MC Lyte - Bad As I Wanna B

EastWest Records America 1996
Total - Total
  • No One Else

Total - Total

Bad Boy Entertainment 1996
Kris Kross - Young, Rich & Dangerous
  • Young, Rich And Dangerous

Kris Kross - Young, Rich & Dangerous

Columbia, Ruffhouse Records 1996
Chuck D - Autobiography Of Mistachuck
  • Talk Show Created The Fool

Chuck D - Autobiography Of Mistachuck

Mercury 1996
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
  • Sock It 2 Me

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

EastWest Records America 1997
Lil' Kim - Hard Core
  • Not Tonight (Remix)

Lil' Kim - Hard Core

Big Beat 1997
Da Kaperz - Da Kaperz
  • Just For You

Da Kaperz - Da Kaperz

D-Lo Entertainment, Likwid Records 1998
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Da Real World
  • Stickin' Chickens

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Da Real World

EastWest Records America 1999
Lords Of The Underground - Resurrection
  • One Day

Lords Of The Underground - Resurrection

Jersey Kidz 1999
Charli Baltimore - Cold As Ice
  • Thorough Sisters

Charli Baltimore - Cold As Ice

Untertainment Records, Epic 1999
Mystikal - Let's Get Ready
  • Come See About Me

Mystikal - Let's Get Ready

Jive 2000
Lil Bow Wow - Beware Of Dog
  • You Know Me

Lil Bow Wow - Beware Of Dog

Columbia, So So Def 2000
C-Murder - Trapped In Crime
  • How A Thug Like It

C-Murder - Trapped In Crime

Priority Records, TRU Records 2000
Full Force - Still Standing
  • I Just Wanna Be With U (Remix)

Full Force - Still Standing

TVT Records 2001
Cappadonna - The Yin And The Yang
  • We Know

Cappadonna - The Yin And The Yang

Razor Sharp Records, Epic 2001
Jermaine Dupri - Instructions
  • You Bring The Freak Out Of Me

Jermaine Dupri - Instructions

So So Def, Columbia 2001
Missy Elliott - Miss E ...So Addictive
  • Slap! Slap! Slap!

Missy Elliott - Miss E ...So Addictive

Elektra, The Goldmind 2001
Eve - Scorpion
  • Gangsta B*tches

Eve - Scorpion

Interscope Records, Ruff Ryders 2001
Lil' Bow Wow - Doggy Bag
  • Crazy

Lil' Bow Wow - Doggy Bag

So So Def 2001
C-Murder - Tru Dawgs
  • How A Thug Ni**a Likes It

C-Murder - Tru Dawgs

D3 Entertainment, CNR Records 2002
Missy Elliott - Under Construction
  • Sock It 2 Me

Missy Elliott - Under Construction

Elektra 2002
Solange - Solo Star
  • Naive

Solange - Solo Star

Music World Music, Columbia 2003
Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game
  • I Think They Like Me (So So Def Remix)

Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game

Virgin Records America 2006
Missy Elliott - Respect M.E.
  • Sock It To Me

Missy Elliott - Respect M.E.

Warner Music 2006
Bow Wow - The Price Of Fame
  • How You Move It

Bow Wow - The Price Of Fame

Sony Urban Music, Columbia 2006
Dem Franchise Boys - On Top Of Our Game (Screwed & Chopped)
  • I Think They Like Me (So So Def Remix)

Dem Franchise Boys - On Top Of Our Game (Screwed & Chopped)

So So Def 2006
Lil' Mo - Pain & Paper
  • Youngin

Lil' Mo - Pain & Paper

Koch Records, Honey Child Inc. 2007
Trae Tha Truth - I Am King
  • Ghetto Life

Trae Tha Truth - I Am King

Grand Hustle 2013

Compilations

Bad Boys (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Da B Side

Various - Bad Boys (Music From The Motion Picture)

Sony Music 1995
Nothing To Lose (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • Not Tonight (Remix)

Various - Nothing To Lose (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Tommy Boy 1997
Jermaine Dupri - Life In 1472
  • Don't Hate On Me

Various - Jermaine Dupri Presents Life In 1472

Columbia, So So Def 1998
Blue Streak: The Album
  • I Put You On

Various - Blue Streak: The Album

Epic 1999
The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series)
  • It's Nothing

Various - The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series)

Hollywood Records 1999
Hardball (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Ball Game

Various - Hardball (Music From The Motion Picture)

So So Def, Sony Music 2001
Cappadonna - Hits
  • We Know

Cappadonna - Hits

Epic 2001
Jermaine Dupri Presents Young, Fly & Flashy Vol. 1
  • I Think They Like Me (RMX)

Various - Jermaine Dupri Presents Young, Fly & Flashy Vol. 1

So So Def 2005
420 Degreez Farenheit
  • Cutthroatz

Various - 420 Degreez Farenheit

Sav Lyf Gang 2005
C-Murder - The Best Of
  • How A Thug Like It

C-Murder - The Best Of

Priority Records 2005