|Birth name||Shawntae Harris|
|Born||April 14, 1974|
|Years active||1994 - present|
|Label(s)||So So Def|
|Associated acts||Bow Wow, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott|
Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris on April 14, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American female rapper. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music So So Def Recordings is a Record label, based out of Atlanta Georgia and owned by Jermaine Dupri, specializing in Southern hip hop, Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9 1987 better known by his Stage name Bow Wow (previously Lil' Bow Wow) is an American Rapper, actor and Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) is an American Record producer and Rapper. Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1 1971 is a five-time Grammy Award -winning American rapper, singer, Songwriter, and Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
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), that reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) is an American Record producer and Rapper. Funkdafied is the debut album by female rapper Da Brat. It was released in 1994 and sold platinum making her the first female rapper to go platinum This album went platinum, in which made her one of the first female rappers to go platinum.  She had a follow-up hit from the same album, "Give It 2 You", which reached #26 on the Hot 100. 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.
In the summer of 1996 she contributed a rhyme to the hip hop remix of Mariah Carey's hit, "Always Be My Baby". Summer is one of the four Temperate Seasons Summer marks the warmest time of year with the longest days Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with A remix is an alternative version of a song different from the original version " Always Be My Baby " is a pop / R&B song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, producer/rapper Jermaine Dupri, and She also made her feature film debut that year in Kazaam with Shaquille O'Neal. Kazaam is a 1996 Comedy that stars Shaquille O'Neal as the title character a Genie, who appears from a magic Boombox Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6 1972 frequently referred to simply as " Shaq " is an African American Professional basketball 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. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar " Honey " is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Stevie J, and Q-Tip (listed in credits Not Tonight is also the name of a song on Tegan and Sara 's LP If It Was You. Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27 1971 – April 25 2002 better known by her Stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, Singer, Angela (Angie Martinez (born January 9, 1971 in The Bronx, New York, USA is an American Rapper and Radio personality Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1 1971 is a five-time Grammy Award -winning American rapper, singer, Songwriter, and 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. Tionne Tenese Watkins (born April 26 1970) better known by her Stage name T-Boz, is an American R&B singer and a TLC was a Grammy Award -winning American Contemporary R&B, hip hop and pop group consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins 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.
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. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar " Sock It 2 Me" is a 1997 single by singer/rapper Missy Elliott. Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1 1971 is a five-time Grammy Award -winning American rapper, singer, Songwriter, and Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) In 1999, Da Brat appeared, alongside Krayzie Bone, on the remix to Mariah Carey's cover of Brenda K. Starr's "I Still Believe". Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Anthony Henderson (born June 17, 1973 better known as Krayzie Bone, is a two-time Grammy Award -winning artist and member of the Brenda K Starr (born Brenda Kaplan on October 15 1966 in New York City) is an American Singer originally in dance-pop " I Still Believe " is a pop - Ballad song written by Antonina Armato and Giuseppe Cantarelli and originally recorded by pop singer 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. Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1 1971 is a five-time Grammy Award -winning American rapper, singer, Songwriter, and " Heartbreaker " is a song co-written by American singer Mariah Carey and rapper Jay-Z, and recorded for Carey's sixth studio album Rainbow 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. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Destiny's Child (sometimes referred to as DC or DC3) was an R&B and pop Girl group comprising lead singer Beyoncé Knowles The Writing's on the Wall is the second album released by the American R&B group Destiny's Child and their final release as a " Jumpin' Jumpin' " is a song by American Girl group Destiny's Child.
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" (U. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. S. #56) and "What Chu Like" (U. S. #26), featuring soul singer, Tyrese. Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978) also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B Singer, Songwriter 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. Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more 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. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
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. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. " Loverboy " is a song written by American singer Mariah Carey, using a song sample originally written by Larry Blackmon and Thomas Jenkins Da Brat also appeared as Louise in Carey's 2001 movie Glitter. Glitter is a 2001 American Drama film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and starring pop / R&B / soul singer
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 fourth Studio album by American rapper Da Brat. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television The Surreal Life is a Reality television series that sets a select group of past-their-prime celebrities and records them as they live together in a mansion in
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. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dem Franchize Boyz is a hip hop group from Atlanta signed to So So Def Recordings. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now
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 DVD of the tour see The Adventures of Mimi (DVD. The Adventures of Mimi The Voice The Hits The Tour was a 2006 Concert The City of New York Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
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. 
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. Ms Kelly is the second solo Studio album by American R&B singer Kelly Rowland, released by Columbia Records in collaboration E=MC² is the eleventh Studio album by American pop / R&B singer Mariah Carey. 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. E=MC² is the eleventh Studio album by American pop / R&B singer Mariah Carey.
Da Brat has finally started work on a new album which was said by Da Brat herself on a video on YouTube
Brat is the half-sister of actress LisaRaye McCoy-Misick. Glitter is a 2001 American Drama film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and starring pop / R&B / soul singer 30 Days is a Reality television show on the FX cable network in the United States created and hosted by Morgan Spurlock. Civil Brand is a 2002 Drama film starring N'Bushe Wright, Da Brat, Mos Def, LisaRaye McCoy, and Monica Calhoun American Hustle is a 2007 Comedy film, directed by Brit McAdams, and written by Brit McAdams and Katt Williams.