Monday, August 11, 2008

Da Brat Discography

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, it 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.

Da Brat - Funkdafied (1994)

01 - Da Shit Ya Can't Fuc' Wit
02 - Fa' All Y'all
03 - Fire It Up (Celebration Time)
04 - Funkdafied
05 - May Da Funk Be Wit' 'Cha
06 - Ain't No Thang
07 - Come And Get Some
08 - Mind Blowin'
09 - Give It 2 You

Da Brat - Funkdafied

Da Brat - Anuthatantrum (1996)

01 Anuthatantrum
02 My Beliefs
03 Sittin' On Top Of The World
04 Let's All Get High Feat. Krayzie
05 West Side Interlude
06 Just A Little Bit More
07 Keepin' It Live
08 Ghetto Love Feat. T-Boz
09 Lyrical Molestation
10 Live It Up
11 Make It Happen

Da Brat - Anuthatantrum

Da Brat - Unrestricted (2000)

01 Intro Feat. Millie Jackson & Twista
02 We Ready Feat. JD & Lil' Jon
03 What'chu Like Feat. Tyrese
04 At The Club (Interlude)
05 Fuck You
06 Back Up Feat. Ja Rule
07 Hands In The Air Feat. Mystikal & Deric ''D-Dot'' Angelettie
08 Runnin' Out Of Time
09 That's What I'm Looking For
10 Breeve On Em
11 What's On Ya Mind Feat. 22, LaTocha Scott, & Trey Lorenz
12 Leave Me Alone (Interlude)
13 High Come Down Feat. LaTocha Scott & Trey Lorenz
14 All My Bitches
15 Pink Lemonade Feat. Debra Killings
16 A Word From...Da Bishop Don "Magic" Juan (Interlude)

Da Brat - Unrestricted

Da Brat - Limelite Luv & Niteclubz (2003)

01 World Premiere Feat. Jermaine Dupri, M.O.P. & Q Da Kid
02 In Love Wit Chu Feat. Cherish
03 Ain't Got Time To Waste
04 Gotta Thing For You Feat. Mariah Carey
05 Who Am I
06 Boom
07 Got It Poppin' Feat. Jermaine Dupri
08 Chuch Feat. Cee-Lo
09 Get Somebody Feat. Keisha Jackson
10 I Was The One Feat. Anthony Hamilton
11 Gushy Wushy

Da Brat - Limelite Luv & Niteclubz

Da Brat - Ghetto Love (2005)

01 Ghetto Love [Radio Remix] Feat. T-Boz
02 Pink Lemonade
03 Give It 2 You [Da Baka Boyz Remix]
04 That's What I'm Looking For
05 What's On Ya Mind Feat. 22, LaTocha Scott & Trey Lorenz
06 Mind Blowin'
07 Fa All Y'all [Extended Club Mix]
08 Breeve On Em Feat. 22
09 Runnin' Out Of Time Feat. Kelly Price
10 Back Up Feat. Ja Rule

Da Brat - Ghetto Love

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