Da Brat

Nov
8
Chris Brown Wins Big, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, & Da Brat Reunite at Soul Train Awards 2014

Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, and Chris Brown

The Soul Train Awards 2014 rolled through Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday night. Hosted by Wendy Williams, the show celebrated R&B’s past and present stars with show-stopping medleys, reunions, and some all-star tributes.

Chris Brown, who led with seven nominations, kicked off the show with a dance-heavy medley of his hits including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.” The R&B superstar also went home with the awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.”

’90s R&B icons Jodeci reunited for the first time in years to perform a nostalgic medley of fan favorites including “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay,” and “Forever My Lady.” The North Carolina quartet also debuted its new single “Nobody Wins” with help from B.o.B.

Kool & the Gang was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded tribute from Tamar Braxton, Joe, Elle Varner, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Tank, and Ma$e, who performed his Kool & The Gang-sampled hit “Feels So Good” with Total’s Kima Raynor and Pamela Long.

Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat had the crowd on its feet as they closed out the evening with a performance of their 1996 platinum single “Not Tonight (Remix)” in tribute to Kool & the Gang.

Other performers included Tinashe, who served up her hit “2 On,” and Nico & Vinz, who went home with Best New Artist. Tamar Braxton hosted the red carpet pre-show.

The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

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Nov
7
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat Rehearse for Soul Train Awards

Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, and Da Brat

The stage is set for ladies night. Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, and Da Brat landed in Las Vegas to rehearse for tonight’s Soul Train Awards 2014. The rap trio hit the stage for the first time in 17 years to perform their 1996 platinum single, “Not Tonight (Remix).” The last and only time they performed the song was at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.

“I’m just happy to see my friends again,” Kim told Hip Hollywood. “Missy Elliott is my sister. She’s a longterm friend and she’s someone that I love dearly.”

The performance is part of a tribute to Kool & the Gang, whose 1979 song “Ladies’ Night” they sampled. The track off the soundtrack to Nothing to Lose also features the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Angie Martinez, who will not be joining the trio.

The Soul Train Awards, which are also set to feature performances from Chris Brown, Jodeci, Ma$e, and Tamar Braxton, tape tonight and will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

Watch the ladies reunite in the rehearsal footage below.

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Oct
27
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat to Reunite at Soul Train Awards

Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat

It will be ladies’ night at the Soul Train Awards 2014. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat will reunite for a special performance at next month’s show.

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Apr
26
New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ Da Brat – ‘Fancy (Remix)’

Da Brat

From L.A. to Tokyo to ATL, Da Brat comes through with her remix to Iggy Azalea’s New Classic hit “Fancy.” So So Def’s First Lady keeps it ‘hood with her rapid-fire rhymes and co-signs the Aussie rapper.

“I just wanna blow up spots, but I fucks with Iggy, Iggy, Iggy / She hot, I don’t stop,” she raps.

After hearing the remix, Iggy responded, “I love da brat! Happy you did something to fancy. You’re a true original.”

Hear Da Brat-tat-tat flow over “Fancy.”

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Nov
14
New Music: Da Brat, Justina, & Babs – ‘Royals (Remix)’

Royals (Remix)

Lorde has been remixed by everyone from The Weeknd to Rick Ross. Now Da Brat unites with New Jersey singer-rapper Justina and Brooklyn MC Babs of Da Band fame on the “Shemix.” The ladies put a hip-hop spin on the No. 1 hit, complete with a reworked beat and rap verses. Feel their girl power.

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Jul
3
Video: Da Brat – ‘Is It Chu’

Da Brat

Da Brat comes back swinging with her new single “Is It Chu,” produced by Free Agentz. The So So Def rapper takes some shots and fires up the club with the dance-floor-ready record. But despite her new sound, she’s still the same Brat-tat-tat.

“I’m a pretty motherfucker with a lot of gangster and I will bust a cap in you,” she raps.

Da Brat has also re-launched her imprint Rare Breed, where she will release her future music. Watch the video below and get the song on iTunes.

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Jun
1
New Music: Diamond f/ Da Brat – ‘Ain’t Nothing Wrong’

Ain't Nothing Wrong

Diamond is gearing up to release her eighth (yes, you read that right) solo project Evolved this month. While her fans wait, the former Crime Mob member drops “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” featuring fellow ATLien Da Brat.

Diamond avoids the drama and handles her business like a boss (“I can do bad by my damn self”), while Da Brat rips apart the BigDreek-produced track with her ferocious flow.

Don’t mess with these ladies.

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