Da Brat

Da Brat is a multi-platinum recording artist and actress with numerous Billboard awards, Soul Train award as well as multiple Grammy and BET nominations. Shawntae Harris, well known by her famous stage name, attended Kenwood Academy during the 1990-1991 school years, where she ran track and played basketball.

Her stage name was inspired because according to her, she is “a spoiled only child.” Da Brat’s debut album Funkdafied was released in 1994 and entered the rap albums chart at #1. The album went platinum, making her the first female solo rapper to sell one million units. The eponymous single reached #1 on the rap singles chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her follow-up hit from the same album, “Give It 2 You,” reached #26 on the Hot 100.

In 2015, she made her radio debut and joined the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, as the new co-host. In 2016 she became a permanent fixture on Dish Nation. One of her many television appearances was as a special guest on Empire.

Da Brat also lends her time to charitable organizations such as Kamileon’s Kloset, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Saving Our Daughters. Da Brat continues to work on her music career by writing and producing music, as well as searching for and developing new artists. You can catch her on any given weekend making a special guest appearance or performing live in concert. As she expands her career to include more television and film, she is also taking acting lessons to further enhance and maintain her star power in the entertainment industry.

Hometown: Chicago, IL
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