Female Preacher

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Female Preacher
Studio album by Overweight Pooch
Released July 9, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Rap, hip-hop
Length 47:21
Label A&M
Producer DJ Wax Dawg, "Juice" The Electric Wire, Tonya Davis, Kellan Fluckiger, Manny Lehman, Mark Mazzetti
CeCe Peniston chronology
Female Preacher
Singles from Female Preacher
  1. "Hip House Party"
  2. "Ace Is a Spade"
  3. "I Like It"
Compact disc
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)[2]
the title song co-written and performed by CeCe Peniston

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Female Preacher is the debut, and to date the only album recorded by Tonya Davis, a US rapper better known as Overweight Pooch, which was released in 1991 on A&M Records. Though, the record indicated that Pooch had some potential, her album didn't go far commercially.

Three songs in total were issued on single. The first title, "Hip House Party", was initially promoted on Jam Harder: The A&M Underground Dance Compilation in 1990[3] that scored at number sixty-three on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (respectively at #131 in the Top 200 Bilboard Albums).[4] "Ace a Spade", the second track in addition retitled by the label as "Ace Is a Spade", contained samples of "New Day" and the James Brown's hit "Soul Power"[5] (number #3 in the US R&B in 1971).[6] The final single from the set, "I Like It", featuring background vocals by CeCe Peniston who also contributed to another two tracks ("Kickin' Da Blues" and "Female Preacher", which she also co-wrote), reached number sixteen in the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Music Club Play chart,[7] and peaked at number fifty-eight on the UK Singles Chart[8] in January 1992.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Featured artist Length
1. "Feeling Good"   T.Smith, A.Smith, F.Delgado, J.Brown   4:47
2. "Ace Is a Spade"   T.Davis, F.Delgado   3:45
3. "Boogie-in"   T-Wax, F.Delgado   3:08
4. "Pooch's Pimpin' Playhouse/Who's Pimping Who"   T.Davis, F.Delgado   5:05
5. "Kickin' Da Blues"   E.L.Linnear, F.Delgado, C.Peniston CeCe Peniston 4:16
6. "I Like It"   E.L. Linnear, F.Delgado CeCe Peniston 5:43
7. "Female Preacher"   E.L.Linnear, F.Delgado, C.Peniston CeCe Peniston 6:31
8. "The Overweight Jam"   T.Davis, F.Delgado, L.Ritchie, W.Orange   3:37
9. "Queen of Rap"   T.Davis, F.Delgado   3:32
10. "Hip House Party"   E.L.Linnear, F.Delgado   4:24
11. "Chat Trax"   T.Davis, F.Delgado   2:33
Total length:


  • LP, US, 75021 5349-1[9]
  • CD, US, 75021 5349-2[10]
  • Cassette, US, Promo, 75021 5349-4[11]

Credits and personnel[edit]



Year Single Peak positions

1991 "Hip House Party"
"Ace Is a Spade"
"I Like It" featuring CeCe Peniston 58 16
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in the region.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Female Preacher at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ "New & Noteworthy". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media). 1991-07-27.  Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  3. ^ 'Jam Harder, The AM Underground Dance Compilation' Discogs
  4. ^ 'Jam Harder, US peak chart positions' AllMusic
  5. ^ 'Rap Samples Faq, James Brown, Soul Power' TheBreaks
  6. ^ 'James Brown, US Peak chart positions' AllMusic
  7. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, US Dance peak chart positions' Billboard
  8. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, UK peak chart positions' Chart Stats
  9. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Female Preacher, LP, US, 75021 5349-1' Discogs
  10. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Female Preacher, CD, US, 75021 5349-2' Discogs
  11. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Female Preacher, Cassette, US, Promo, 75021 5349-4' Discogs
  12. ^ For peak positions of "I Like It" in UK, see the general link, or follow the chartstats link.
  13. ^ For peak positions of "I Like It" in USA, use the general link, or login to billboard.biz website to access also the billboard.biz link with additional information.

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