DA BRAT DISHES ON HER CAREER SUCCESS AND MAKING HISTORYAugust 7, 2017
July 30th marked the 23-year-anniversary of Da Brat‘s famous ‘Funkdafied‘ hit that made her the first female rap artist to go platinum. She sat last week with Good Day Atlanta‘s Paul Milliken to talk about the development and history of her career, future projects, and her goals in the entertainment industry.
Da Brat talked about how blessed she feels for being recognized as a pioneer for female artists and mentioned that she owes her success to her long-time music producer and friend Jermaine Dupri.
“I will be forever indebted to him because he discovered me. I would never ever leave So So Def and if I do, and I don’t have his blessing, I’m not doing it. I don’t care if it’s for 100 million dollars, because if he say’s ‘no’, I’m gonna listen to him. I still go for him for advice, he’s very much like my big brother. If he says it’s a bad idea, I don’t do it.”
Not only has she broken barriers in music, she has also expanded her career and platforms to radio and television. The Chicagoan rapper currently forms part of ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ with Rickey Smiley, and appears on ‘Dish Nation,’Rickey Smiley For Real‘ and ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.’
Da Brat also expressed that one of her goals is to appear in a movie or series one day to let fans see a different side of herself.
“I just want to do something different so people can get to know the real me and other women can relate. You know, my story, my journey. There’s a lot of things about me that people still don’t know, that I know I can use to inspire people.”
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