Flashback Fridays…Da Brat: Funkdafied

Here’s a flashback to 1994. Da Brat hit the scene as the newest act from the burgeoning So So Def roster, and rode to the top of the charts with “Funkdafied”, the most successful single off her similarly-titled album.

“Funkdafied” would become Brat’s first platinum-selling album.

Da Brat was quickly compared to New York rapper MC Lyte thanks to her then-rugged style and lyrics.

In the 1990s, it seemed like Brat was poised to be a chart-topper for as long as she wanted to be.

But in one minute Brat was everywhere, and the next she was nowhere.

Then she started accumulating criminal cases–usually due to her attacking females with bottles.

One of the women Brat served prison time for putting a bottle on sued and was awarded a million dollar judgment which is–no surprise–still unpaid. And its growing.

Brat has made a comeback after being released from lockup a few years back, and is now a co-host of the Atlanta-based “Dish Nation” radio/TV program.

It’s unclear if she plans to resume her rap career. Although she has been a featured artist on a handful of tracks in recent years, she last dropped an album in 2003.