Overweight Pooch

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Overweight Pooch
Background information
Also known as (Big) Pooch
Origin New York City, New York and Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Hip-hop
Years active 1990-1992
Labels A&M Records (1990-92)
Associated acts CeCe Peniston

Overweight Pooch (born Shatonya Davis) is a female rapper, called after her childhood nickname.[1]


In 1991, she released her only album to date Female Preacher on A&M Records, and scored a moderate commercial success with the single "I Like It", which charted at number #16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart,[2] and at #58 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] The composition featured vocals by CeCe Peniston, who contributed on another two songs on Davis' album ("Kickin' Da Blues" and "Female Preacher"). She has 3 children, her oldest son Nathaniel, daughter Nate'Sha and youngest Nasante' Taylor.



Year Title
1991 Female Preacher
  • Release date: 1991
  • Record label: A&M Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK Singles Chart[4] US Dance
1990 "Hip House Party"[5] Female Preacher
1991 "Ace Is a Spade"[6]
"I Like It"[7] 58 16
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.


  1. ^ 'Shatonya Davis interview, Phoenix New Times' Retrieved 27 October 2010
  2. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, US Chart Data’ Billboard Magazine
  3. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, UK Chart Data’ ChartStats.com
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 413. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Hip House Party, singel' Retrieved 27 October 2010
  6. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Ace Is a Spade, singel' Retrieved 27 October 2010
  7. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, singel' Retrieved 21 October 2010

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