Choice (rapper)

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Choice
Birth name Kim Davis
Born Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1989–1992
Labels Rap-A-Lot

Kim Davis, better known by her stage name of Choice or MC Choice, is an American female hip-hop artist based out of Houston, Texas. She is best known for her album The Big Payback, which first came out in 1990. Signed to the label Rap-A-Lot Records, her strident, sexually explicit album prefigured the image and sound of later female rappers such as Lil' Kim,[1][2] with music journalist Roni Sarig mentioning Choice in Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing as one of the U.S. south's underground kings and queens of rap alongside the Geto Boys and Street Military.[2]

She first appeared on Willie D's 1989 album Controversy (with him then known as "Willie Dee").[1] The release ended up peaking at #53 on the U.S. R&B Albums chart.[3] Ironically, Choice would soon criticize Willie D in a diss track also aimed at various male MCs of the time (such as Ice Cube).[1]

Choice belongs to a more "sex"-based lyrical school of hard-core female rappers as opposed to those with a more "gangsta" sound. Artists in this subgenre espouse female-in-charge sexuality in their lyrics, often mixing being assertive in what they want while also mocking the exaggerated sexual boasts of male rappers through put-downs. Specific song examples of Choice's strident image include the oral sex themed track "Cat Got Your Tongue".[4]

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  • The Big Payback (1990) U.S. R&B #46[5]
  • Stick-N-Moove (1992) U.S. R&B #83[6]

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