Shawntae Harris aka Da Brat, or Brat-Tat-Tat (born 14 April 1974 in Chicago to the U.S. ) is a rapper original African-American . In English, “Da Brat” (for “The Brat”) can be translated as “The brat.”
She was spotted by producer Jermaine Dupri during a rap contest held during the tour of Kris Kross in 1993, amazed by his energetic and ultra-fast phrasing. The following year she recorded her first studio album Funkdafied entirely produced by Dupri. The mixture of gangsta rap, funk and air tomboy will the success of this album sold over a million copies. A record at that time for a rapper. The growing popularity of Da Brat will allow him to work with the cream of American rappers and singers like The Notorious BIG , Mariah Carey , Lil ‘Kim , Missy Elliott , Destiny’s Child or Jagged Edge .