Da Brat
Rapper, actress
Da Brat
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Da Brat's personal information overview.
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Dad Beatboxing With His Baby Is All Kinds Of Cute
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Some good things get even better when there's an adorable baby involved. That's certainly true for beatboxing, anyway. Dad Brad Dowdy, aka B_80, posted a video of himself beatboxing on his baby daughter's belly, and her giggles are almost too cute to handle.  The video -- which he captioned, "New technique I'm working on called 'baby bass'" -- has over three million views on Facebook. In a follow-up post about the viral video, the beatbox artist wrote, "I know my daughter is totes adorbz and I owe this all to her and her beautiful smile." Aww! H/T PopSugar Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Dad Beatboxing With His Baby Is All Kinds Of Cute
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Some good things get even better when there's an adorable baby involved. That's certainly true for beatboxing, anyway. Dad Brad Dowdy, aka B_80, posted a video of himself beatboxing on his baby daughter's belly, and her giggles are almost too cute to handle.  The video -- which he captioned, "New technique I'm working on called 'baby bass'" -- has over three million views on Facebook. In a follow-up post about the viral video, the beatbox artist wrote, "I know my daughter is totes adorbz and I owe this all to her and her beautiful smile." Aww! H/T PopSugar Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The Lessons Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Set To A Modern-Day Beat
NPR - about 1 year
The city of Montgomery, Ala., marked the 60th anniversary of its historic bus boycott. How do local young people view the events of the past and their role in the future of civil rights?
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Da Brat to guest star on 'Empire'
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Add Da Brat to the growing list of guest stars on "Empire" this season. The rapper, who was born Shawntae Harris and raised in Joliet and on the West Side, will play a prisoner once locked up with matriarch Cookie Lyon (portrayed by Taraji P. Henson) in the show's fall finale Dec. 2, Entertainment...
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Hip-Hop Rumors: Nicki Minaj Spazzes On Da Brat By Accident?
All Hip Hop - over 4 years
Nicki Minaj is clearly “on one” today. First, the rapstress “po dat tea” on Mariah Carey via her Twitter account, claiming that Mariah is after a “pity party. RELATED: Hip-Hop Rumors: Did Nicki Minaj Threaten To “Shoot” Mariah?! Plus Nicki Tweets Her Side Of The Story! And now, we see that Nicki has flown off the handle again. This time her venom was spewed towards rapper, Da Brat. Nicki spazzed on Da Brat because a blog falsely reported that Da Brat had tweeted something in defense of Mariah Carey. We all have heard about the strong friendship between Da Brat and Mariah Carey, so the tweet seemed plausible. The fake tweet, allegedly from Da Brat, reads as follows: “I ALREADY HAD TO BUST ONE B!TCH OVER THE HEAD WITH A BOTTLE, AND I WILL DO IT AGAIN. DON’T F@CK WITH MY PEOPLES CAUSE I WILL F@CK WITH U EVEN HARDER. IT’S NOT A GAME AND I’M NOT A JOKE. B!TCHES GOT IT TWISTED AND I’M A UNTWIST SOME SH!T” Instead of finding out the real, Nicki Minaj immediately went in on Da B ...
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Nico Lang: The Queer Guide to Surviving Middle and High School
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I grew up in the middle-of-nowhere outskirts of Cincinnati, OH. This combined Ohio's love of xenophobia, racism and rivers catching on fire with the vernacular and dental work of Indiana and Kentucky. Don't get me wrong. I've got mad love for my hometown and get a little misty-eyed when anyone mentions Skyline or 98 Degrees, but it was also a terrible place to grow up sometimes, especially for an awkward-looking queer kid who was really into Agatha Christie and Drew Barrymore. I didn't really have the luxury of hiding my sexuality, because my giant lisp kind of spread the word for me, and I learned a lot from being the only Super Out guy around. Thus, if you plan on packing your Britney or Tegan and Sara CDs with you to school, this is how to deal. 1. Immerse Yourself in Your Interests and Study Your A** Off When I was 12, I couldn't really talk to other people at school without it ending in being mocked or having my backpack thrown in the garbage. I had one real fri ...
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Dia Bras Exploration to Acquire Plexmar
Nasdaq Stock Market - over 4 years
Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (DIB.V) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Plexmar at a price of $0.01 per common share, payable in
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“It’s (Not) Over Now”: R&B Group 112 Reunites This Summer on “For the Fans” Tour
All Hip Hop - over 4 years
Though members Slim and Q Parker have been attempting solo careers, the entire group, including Daron and Mike, have come back together in the “For The Fans” tour. The group enjoyed ’90s hits including “Only You (Bad Boy Remix)” and “Cupid”. Their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with “It’s Over Now” and the ever-popular “Peaches & Cream”. The tour is open and is still adding dates. Confirmed dates are: June 23 – House of Blues with Faith Evans, Atlantic City, NJ July 14 – Chene Park Amphitheater with Jagged Edge, Dru Hill and Da Brat, Detroit, MI September 8 – ShoWare Center with Blackstreet and Faith Evans, Kent, WA September 15 – Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, NC Filed under: Alternatives, MOBILE Tagged: 112, 112's For The Fans Tour, bad boy records, P. Diddy, Q Parker, Slim (Of 112)
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Live: Lil Kim good, not quite great at Key Club
LATimes - over 4 years
The hip-hop diva's ambitious if erratic show was almost too much for the compact confines of Key Club. “I love all my female rappers, and I’ll represent for them forever,” proclaimed Lil Kim midway through her set at a jam-packed Key Club on Wednesday night. The diminutive hip-hop diva had just performed “Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix),” complete with a surprise appearance by ’90s rapper Da Brat. Later, she brought former Death Row artist Lady of Rage on stage. Her message of solidarity and guests of choice made a pointed statement in light of Kim’s ongoing beef with Nicki Minaj (more on that later), but Kim has always repped for women. Though the start of her career in the early 1990s saw her playing the moll in the otherwise male Brooklyn rap outfit Junior M.A.F.I.A, and the professional and romantic cohort to the late Notorious B.I.G, she’s also collaborated with the likes of Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and, of course, the women with whom ...
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Weekend Planner: Mother's Day, Boat Cruises and English Tea (and More!)
Lorton Patch - almost 5 years
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[Singles] JR Writer - "Get In Tune Freestyle"
HipHop DX - almost 5 years
As a prelude to "Still Makin Money" JR Writer is releasing the freestyle project "Gimme Dat Beat Fool." Included is JR's take on A$AP Rocky's "Goldie."
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UPDATE: Dia Bras Drilling Expands Catas-Cuye Deposits, Discovers High-grade Gold at Peru; Shares Up 2%
Nasdaq Stock Market - almost 5 years
Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (DIB.V) rose almost 2% after announcing today that its drilling programme for resource expansion at the Yauricocha mine in Peru continues to find additional ore below
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Five Reasons Why Mekhi Phifer and Omar Epps Are Easily Mistaken for One Another
XXL Mag - almost 5 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Da Brat
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    On February 28, 2014, a civil trial jury awarded ex-NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $6.4 million to cover her injuries and past/future loss of earnings.
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  • 2013
    Age 38
    She released her new single "Is It Chu?" on iTunes and other digital services on July 2, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She now works for the Rickey Smiley Morning show as a co-host (July 2015 – present).
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On October 4, 2012, Nicki Minaj attacked Da Brat via her Twitter account after false reports of Brat defending Mariah Carey and threatening to beat Minaj with a bottle were released.
    More Details Hide Details Minaj denounced Brat as a "sir" and tweeted: "The struggle for u to even AFFORD that bottle is why the barbz r now cackling DOWNNNt." Da Brat responded to Minaj by tweeting: "Nicki nor Mariah has ever disrespected me so I would not disrespect either of them." Joint tours Grammy Awards Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards BET Awards Billboard Awards
  • 2011
    Age 36
    On February 28, 2011, Jermaine Dupri announced that Da Brat was officially released from prison, completing her sentence.
    More Details Hide Details Her civil trial stemming from the 2007 altercation commenced on February 24, 2014.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    In May 2010, she was temporarily released from prison as part of a work-release program, after serving 21 months.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    In 2007, she participated in the fifth season of the VH1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, she did a remix with Kelly Rowland called "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne. Following her release from prison, she launched a web series about life after the experience titled "Brat Chronicles: In Transition" on YouTube.
    She was also featured on Kelly Rowland's "Gotsta Go," a bonus track from her 2007 album Ms. Kelly and is also featured on "4real4real", a bonus track from Carey's E=MC².
    More Details Hide Details She also co-wrote a song with Carey called "O.O.C." which appears on E=MC² and contributes backing vocals on the track.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 30
    In 2005, she made a comeback of sorts when she was featured on the remix of the song "I Think They Like Me," by Dem Franchize Boyz, which also featured Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri.
    More Details Hide Details The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart and No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003, Brat released her fourth album, titled Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz, and appeared on the 4th season of VH1's The Surreal Life.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    Da Brat also appeared as Louise in Carey's 2001 movie Glitter.
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    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 25
    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.S. #56) and "What Chu Like" (U.S. #26), featuring soul singer, Tyrese.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1999
    Age 24
    In 1999, she appeared, alongside Krayzie Bone, on the remix to Mariah Carey's cover of Brenda K. Starr's "I Still Believe" (1988).
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared as a guest artist with Elliott on Carey's remix of "Heartbreaker" (1999), and on the remix of Brandy's "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)." That year, she was also featured on a remix of the Destiny's Child single "Jumpin', Jumpin'" (1999).
  • 1997
    Age 22
    Also in 1997, she was featured on "Sock It 2 Me," a track on Missy Elliott's debut album, Supa Dupa Fly.
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    During the summer of 1997, Da Brat appeared along with Dupri on a remix of Carey's "Honey (So So Def mix)" (1997) and recorded the hit remix of "Ladies' Night (Not Tonight)" (1997) with Lil' Kim, Left-Eye of TLC, Angie Martinez, and Missy Elliott.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    In 1996, Da Brat released her second full-length album, Anuthatantrum, which included the single "Ghetto Love" featuring T-Boz of TLC.
    More Details Hide Details During the rest of the 1990s, 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. Da Brat was also featured with Kris Kross on the title track of their album Da Bomb (1993) as well as on their third album Young, Rich and Dangerous (1996). She contributed a rhyme to the hip hop remix of Mariah Carey's hit, "Always Be My Baby" (1996). She also made her feature film debut that year in Kazaam (1996) with Shaquille O'Neal.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    Da Brat's debut album Funkdafied was released in 1994 and entered the rap albums chart at #1.
    More Details Hide Details The album went platinum, making her the first female solo rapper to sell one million copies. The eponymous single reached #1 on the rap singles chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her follow-up single from the same album, "Give It 2 You," reached #26 on the Hot 100.
  • 1992
    Age 17
    In 1992, Harris's big break occurred when she won the grand prize in a local rap contest sponsored by Yo!
    More Details Hide Details MTV Raps. For the prize, she met the young rap duo Kris Kross. They 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. Harris told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her stage name was inspired because she is "a spoiled only child."
    She graduated from Academy of Scholastic Achievement, a continuation charter school that caters to at-risk students, in 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 16
    Beginning her career in 1991, Harris debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt N Pepa.
    More Details Hide Details She has received two Grammy Award nominations. Harris was born on April 14, 1974 in Joliet, Illinois and raised on Chicago's West Side. Her parents never married, and Harris was subsequently raised in two different households. Harris is the younger half-sister of actress LisaRaye McCoy. Harris lived part of the time with her mother and grandmother and attended a strict Baptist church four times a week, where she sang in the choir. She also lived with her father and his mother, where she had fewer restrictions. Harris attended Kenwood Academy during her sophomore and junior year, where she ran track and played basketball.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on April 14, 1974.
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