Da Brat aka Shawntae Harris was born in Joliet, Illinois on this day 50 years ago. The Grammy-nominated rapper/actress/radio host that is mostly known for her debut album Funkdified, is the first female solo artist to earn a platinum plaque and the second overall only to Hip Hop icons Salt ‘N Pepa.


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Da Brat was raised in on Chicago’s West Side, living between parents with an older, beautiful half-sister by the name of Lisa Raye. The So So Def-based artist has recorded hits with rap icons such as Notorious B.I.G., Tyrese, Destiny’s Child, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, and the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes.

In 2020, Da Brat is now an internationally known radio host on the Atlanta-based, Rickey Smiley-produced show Dish Nation. She and hair care queen Jessica Dupart recently welcomed their new addition to their family last year wit a healthy new baby.

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Happy Birthday to Da Brat on her special day and many more to come in the future!

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