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Da Brat

Da Brat

Da bartShawntae 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 .

Shawntae Anuthatantrum released their second album in 1996 with nearly as successful as the previous one. She then makes a break for four years before returning for his third album, Unrestricted, with many changes in music (more “commercial”) and especially a radical makeover. Gone are the baggy pants and T-shirt, extra large room for clothing and much more sexy and carefully painted face. She wants to assert itself alongside the new rappers like Eve and Trina playing both their physical and their rap skills to sell more. We can see this change of style in the video the first single Like Watchu with Tyrese .

She has returned three years later with his fourth and last album to date Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz with the single I’m In Love Wit Chu where we see on the cover of the disc including Da Brat says that her femininity at the highest point. The last appearance of Da Brat was in 2005 on the remix of Dem Franchize Boyz I Think I Like Me Theys.


  • Funkdafied ft. JD (1994)
  • Fa’All Y’all (1994)
  • Give It 2 You (1995)
  • Sittin ‘On Top Of The World (1996)
  • Ghetto Love ft. T-Boz of TLC (1997)
  • Like Watchu ft. Tyrese (1999)
  • That’s What I’m Lookin ‘For (2000)
  • I’m In Love Wit Chu ft. Cherish (2003)

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