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Bahamadia in Hamburg, Germany, 2001
Background information
Birth nameAntonia D. Reed[1]
Born (1966-04-22) April 22, 1966 (age 58)[2]
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1990–present

Antonia D. Reed (born April 22, 1966),[2] known professionally as Bahamadia, is an American hip hop artist and singer. Bahamadia released her debut album, Kollage, in 1996,[3] followed by the independently released EP BB Queen in 2000. She then released a full-length album, Good Rap Music, in 2005. Bahamadia has also released the singles "Dialed Up Vol. 1" (in 2013), "Here" (in 2015), and "Dialed Up Vol. 2" (in 2018).

Bahamadia has been a featured artist on tracks by musicians including the Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks, Erykah Badu, Morcheeba, Guru, and Towa Tei, among others.

In November 2016, Bahamadia appeared as a guest client on season 15 of Project Runway, in which her son, Mah-Jing Wong, was a contestant. His father is part Chinese, part African-American; he was named after his great-grandfather.[4][5]


She was a music DJ in house parties around Philadelphia.[when?] She gained attention from Guru of Gang Starr in 1993 for her song on the EP Funk Vibes.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Kollage 126 13 3
BB Queen
  • Released: July 25, 2000 (US)
  • Label: Good Vibe
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
69 35
Good Rap Music
  • Released: August 15, 2005 (US)
  • Label: B-Girl Freedom
  • Formats: CD, digital download


List of singles, with selected peak chart positions
Title Year Chart positions Album




"Total Wreck" 1994 50 Kollage
"Uknowhowwedu" 1995 5 15 53 17
"I Confess" 1996 9 27 45 11
"3 Tha Hard Way"
"Biggest Part of Me"
"Paper Thin" Non-album single
"Special Forces"
(featuring Planet Asia, Rasco, Chops and DJ Revolution)
2000 38 BB Queen
"Commonwealth (Cheap Chicks)"
"Dialed Up Vol. 1" 2013 Non-album singles
"Here" 2015
"Dialed Up Vol. 2" 2018

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Imagination (Imagine Dat-Dis Mix)" 1991 HanSoul Imagination / Giggolo Jig
"Proceed Pt. 3" 1994 The Roots Proceed Pts. 1 & 3
"Back to Love (Much Love Mix)" The Brand New Heavies, Guru Back to Love
"Respect the Architect" 1995 Guru, Ramsey Lewis Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
"Push Up Ya Lighter" 1996 The Roots Illadelph Halflife
"Au Natural" Sweetback Sweetback
"Say Word" 1997 Boogiemonsters God Sound
"New Forms" Roni Size & Reprazent New Forms
"Be OK" 1998 Rah Digga Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
"Happy" Towa Tei, Yavahn Sound Museum
"Six Pack" Rah Digga, Nikki D, Heather B, Paula Perry, Precious P Six Pack
"Chaos" 1999 Talib Kweli Soundbombing II
"When I Shine" The Herbaliser Very Mercenary
"Following Goals" Mathematik Ecology
"Ecoute Ce Message" Beedjy Pile Ou Femme
"Exertions (Remix)" 2000 Jedi Mind Tricks, Virtuoso, Esoteric Violent by Design
"Good Girl Down" Morcheeba Fragments of Freedom
"Countdown" Spacek Eve
"Expo Expo" 2001 M-Flo, Towa Tei, Chops Expo Expo
"Too Much Weight" Princess Superstar Princess Superstar Is
"Love of My Life Worldwide" 2003 Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah, Angie Stone Worldwide Underground
"Transcend" King Britt Adventures in Lo-Fi
"Oh!" 2006 Ty, Zion I Closer
"Feel It" 2007 The Politik The Politik
"Breathe" 2009 Mr. Lif I Heard It Today
"Soul Shine" Soulution Shine Through
"Special" 2011 Median The Sender
"Authentic" 2013 Kid Tsu The Chase
"Hollow" 2015 MELO Collective Hollow
"Helvetica" 2018 Beem I Am Safe Secure Encouraged
"Something Like a War" 2019 Kindness Something Like a War


  1. ^ Howse, Dominique (28 February 2008). "Where The Hell Have You Been?: Bahamadia". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ a b @Bahamadia (April 23, 2015). "Happy Birthday & Thank You ( ; +++@AfroLez: I also share this birthday with my long term old skool friend @Bahamadia. Happy Birthday" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Bahamadia". Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Wellington".
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Bahamadia's Kollage – a Philly hip-hop masterpiece". 2 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  8. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  9. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  10. ^ Kollage - AllMusic
  11. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  12. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Dance Singles Sales". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  13. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  14. ^ "Bahamadia Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.

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