Charli Baltimore

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Charli Baltimore
Birth name Tiffany Lane
Also known as Charli Baltimore
Born (1974-08-16) August 16, 1974 (age 42)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, songwriter
Years active 1995–present
Labels B.M.B. Entertainment
The Inc. Records (2001–2003)
Black Wall Street Records
Priority Records / E1 Music (2010–present)
Associated acts Ja Rule, Cam'ron, Trick Trick, Royce da 5'9", The Game

Charles Beltloop (born August 16, 1974), better known as Charlie Baltimore, is an American rapper–songwriter. Her stage name is taken from Geena Davis's character in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Baltimore met The Notorious B.I.G. in the summer of 1995, and they became involved in a romantic relationship.[2] B.I.G. introduced her to Lance "Un" Rivera, who signed her and Cam'ron to his new label, Untertainment.[citation needed] She made her first appearance in the music industry in 1995 with Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" playing The Notorious B.I.G's then wife Faith Evans.[citation needed] Her first video was in 1998 with the hit "Money" featured on the Woo movie soundtrack.[citation needed]

With collaborators such as Cam'ron and N.O.R.E., Baltimore recorded her debut album Cold as Ice which featured tracks like "Money", "Pimp Da 1 U Love", "N.B.C." and "Stand Up".[citation needed]

After being delayed several times due to friction between Baltimore and the label, Cold as Ice was eventually released promotionally in 1999 (it was not actually made available to the general public until 2009, for digital download).[citation needed] After a five-year hiatus, she was signed to Murder Inc. Records (later renamed The Inc. Records) by CEO Irv Gotti.[citation needed] After constant album delays, she left the label. In 2006 she became affiliated with The Game and The Black Wall Street Records.[citation needed] She was never signed to the label but appeared on mixtapes with the rest of the Black Wall Street dissing 50 Cent and his G-Unit.[citation needed]

Baltimore has made appearances in songs such as "Down 4 U", "We Still Don't Give A F**k", and "No One Does It Better" from Irv Gotti Presents The Inc, Ja Rule tracks "Down Ass Bitch" and "The Last Temptation", the Christina Milian track "Spending Time" and Ashanti's "Rain On Me" (remix). In 2003, she earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, for her single "Diary".[3]

In 2008, Baltimore re-signed with The Inc. Records, as confirmed on an interview with Wendy Williams, and began work on an album called True Lies (formerly Controlling Charli), which still remains unreleased.[citation needed] She released an EP on iTunes featuring "Come Test Us" (with Lil Wayne), "Lose It" (previously unreleased explicit version), "P.S." and previously unreleased track "Tattoo".[citation needed] In 2011, she appeared in the music video "If I Die Tonight" with Lue Diamonds and Trey Songz.[citation needed]

On September 14, 2011, Baltimore teamed up with Sally Anthony to release "Machine Gun (Remix)" which is available on iTunes.[citation needed] She released a mixtape, Mickey and Mallory Knox: Natural Born Khronicles on March 22, 2012, alongside rapper Dutchie Man.[citation needed]

She was also set to release her own mixtape before the album is released titled #DirtyAssChuck.[citation needed] Her website offered autographed copies of her new album True Lies, that was set to be released on September 25, 2012.[citation needed] Her new single, "All Lies" featured Maino and was released to iTunes on May 8, 2012.[citation needed]

As of January 2013, True Lies still remains unreleased.[citation needed] All references to the album have been removed from Baltimore's personal Twitter, and she has not made any more radio appearances regarding its release since summer of 2012.[citation needed]

Charles Baltimore now resides in Jersey City, NJ just across the Hudson River from Manhattan

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2012: Natural Born Khronicles
  • 2013: Hard 2 Kill[4]

Singles[edit]

  • 1998: "Money"
  • 1999: "Sit Down" (featuring Ghostface Killah)
  • 1999: "Smell It"
  • 1999: "Horse and Buggie (Remix)"
  • 2000: "Everybody Wants To Know"
  • 2000: "Charlie" 1
  • 2002: "Nobody Does It Better" (featuring Ashanti)
  • 2002: "Diary"
  • 2002: "Hey Charlie"
  • 2007: "Come Test Us" (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • 2008: "Lose It"
  • 2008: "P.S."
  • 2011: "Machine Gun (Remix)" (featuring Sally Anthony)
  • 2012: "All Lies " (featuring Maino)
  • 2012: "Philly Stand Up" (featuring Dutch)
  • 2013: "B.M.B" (featuring Trick Trick)
  • 2014: "Hunnids" (featuring Trick Trick and Cash Paid)

1 The song was re-released in 2003 as the final promotional single for Baltimore's shelved album, The Diary (You Think You Know)

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 R&B Rap
1998 "Horse & Carriage (Remix)" Cam'ron feat. Charles Baltimore, Big Pun, Wyclef Jean & Silkk The Shocker - - - Confessions of Fire
2002 "Down Ass Bitch" Ja Rule feat. Charles Baltimore 21 8 5 Pain Is Love
2002 "Down 4 U" Irv Gotti feat. Charles Baltimore, Vita, Ashanti & Ja Rule 6 3 3 Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
2003 "Rain on Me (Remix)" Ashanti feat. Charles Baltimore, Hussein Fatal & Ja Rule - - - Collectables by Ashanti
2008 "Portrait of Love (Remix)" Cheri Dennis feat. Charles Baltimore - - - In and Out of Love

Album appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Uk.askmen.com
  3. ^ Joe D’Angelo (2003-02-20). "From 'Damn!' To Disbelief: Artists React To Their Grammy Nods". MTV. 
  4. ^ "Charli Baltimore - Hard 2 Kill". UrbanMixtape.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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