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Background information
Birth nameAntonia D. Reed[1]
Born (1966-04-22) April 22, 1966 (age 56)[2]
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresHip hop, alternative hip hop, jazz rap, conscious rap
Years active1990–present
LabelsChrysalis / EMI
Good Vibe Recordings
E1 Music
E1 Entertainment

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.


Studio albums[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Kollage 126 13 3
BB Queen - 69 35
Good Rap Music
  • Released: August 15, 2005 (US)
  • Label: B-Girl Freedom Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
- - -


Year Title Chart Positions Album
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1994 "Total Wreck" #50 - - Kollage
1995 "Uknowhowwedu" #15 #53 #17 Kollage
1996 "I Confess" #27 #45 #11 Kollage
1996 "Three The Hardway" - - - Kollage
2000 "Special Forces" - - #38 BB Queen
2000 "Commonwealth (Cheap Chicks)" - - - BB Queen
2013 "Dialed Up Vol. 1" - - - non-album release
2015 "Here" - - - non-album release
2018 "Dialed Up Vol. 2" - - - non-album release

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. "Where The Hell Have You Been?: Bahamadia". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ a b @Bahamadia (April 22, 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. ^ Kollage - AllMusic

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