Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reviewed Da Brat’s latest effort ‘Limelite, Luv & Nightclubz’. Farber writes, “The aptly named Brat’s latest CD is one of the funniest, best produced and most brusquely rapped albums of the year. Its rhymes surprise, its beats bounce, and Brat’s flow keeps running in fresh directions.”
Music video director Dave Meyers spoke with Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith about how after working with rap artists such as Missy Elliott, Outkast, Jay-Z and Da Brat, he says that, “rappers are generally very aware of their audience. If you can spend two minutes with them, you can usually quickly learn what they want, or you can kind of just look at their reputation and listen to their music and lyrics to know what they’re about.”
Jawn has the lowdown on his recent trip to Hollywood for the BET Awards. Also, news on Snoop Dogg, Rolonda Watts, Rahsaan Patterson, Tyrese, Teena Marie, and LL Cool J, in this week’s Juice. Additionally, Jawn tells you about Da Brat‘s sexy layout in Smooth Magazine and the party the had to celebrate it. Plus, what sexy pop singer is rumored to be dating a trouble-prone hip-hop superstar? All of these stories and so much more in this week’s Juice. Read it here.
Jermaine Dupri, Nick Cannon, Da Brat, Truth Hurts, Trina, and Syleena Johnson were on hand at the Smooth Pre-BET Party on Monday (June 23). Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Mariah Carey, Da Brat, and Spliff were on hand for Busta Rhymes’s birthday party on Sunday (June 1) at Copacabana Night Club in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
WireImage has photos of Da Brat’s ‘Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz’ CD listening party in Los Angeles on Sunday (May 11) at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, California. Check out the pictures here.
We haven’t heard much from Da Brat in the last few years, but she tells MTV News that she has big plans along with pal Mariah Carey. “I’ve just been working hard,” said Da Brat, who dropped her last LP, ‘Unrestricted, in 2000’. “Even though you ain’t been seeing me, I’ve been getting money on the low. I have my own little label and I have artists. Me and Mariah have a group coming out called Baby Girl, [and] it’s two girls. I’ve been doing a whole lot of stuff.” Read more.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Jermaine Dupri’s label, So So Def, is about to ink a new distribution deal with Arista Records, headed by part-time Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid. He’ll take acts like Da Brat and budding singer Fundisha with him, but big-selling sprite Bow Wow and Atlanta R&B quartet Jagged Edge will remain at So So Def’s former home, Columbia Records.
Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Da Brat were on hand at Seventeen Magazine’s New Star Showcase presented by Entertainment Tonight at Roseland Ballroom on Friday (October 25) in New York City. Check out photos from WireImage.com.