Da Brat

Musician, Actress
With her brash, in-your-face style and tart-tongued lyrics, Da Brat burst onto the rap scene in 1994 with her debut album, "Funkdafied. " The male-dominated industry was impacted immediately, as the charismatic and ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1974

Filmography

Actor (27)

Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1997 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Surreal Reunion: Season 4 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Brand 2003 (Movie)

Sabrina (Actor)

Snoop to the Extreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Hip Hopera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

MTV20: Grab the Mic -- A Hip-Hop History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Court Press 1997 (Movie)

Kamisha (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

Da Brat (Actor)

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("My Good Lovin") (Song Performer)

Civil Brand 2003 (Movie)

("All We Want") (Song)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Big Momma's Theme" "That's What I'm Looking For (Mr Dupri remix)") (Song Performer)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("Not Tonight (Remix) (contains 'Ladies Night')" (Lil' Kim)) (Song)

Biography

With her brash, in-your-face style and tart-tongued lyrics, Da Brat burst onto the rap scene in 1994 with her debut album, "Funkdafied. " The male-dominated industry was impacted immediately, as the charismatic and carefree girl from Chicago went on to become the first female solo rapper to go platinum. "Funkdafied" entered the Billboard Rap Album chart at No. 1, selling more than 62,000 copies in its first week alone. The title track from the album also went platinum, and stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap singles chart for a record-breaking eleven weeks. Though artists who achieve rapid success usually fall by the wayside when their next album drops, Da Brat stayed on top of the rap heap to become the best-selling female solo rapper to date.

Relationships

Nadine Brewer

Mother

LisaRaye McCoy Actor

Sister

Milestones

2003

Joined her sister LisaRaye as the two co-starred in the prison feature "Civil Brand"

2001

Narrated the Robert Townsend televion musical "Carmen: A Hip Hopera", which marked Beyonce Knowles acting debut

2001

Made acting debut in "Glitter", a feature that starred Mariah Carey

2000

Released her third album "Unrestricted"

1996

Released her second album "Anuthafunkdafiedtantrum"

1994

Released her first album "Funkdafied"

1992

Won a local rap contest sponsored by "Yo MTV Raps"; marked her big break

Was signed to the newly developed label So So Def under the direction of producer Jermaine Dupri; was introduced to him by the group Kriss Kross

Was the first solo female rapper ever to sell a million albums

Bonus Trivia

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On what makes a guy sexy... "Personality... the way he carries himself, the way he walks, talks... I like tattoos, pretty teeth, braids... I like him to be a cutie" - Da Brat

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