Overweight Pooch (born Tonya Davis) is a female rapper, called after her childhood nickname.
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, and at #58 in the UK Singles Chart. 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.
- Promotional releases
- 1991: "Hip House Party"
- ^ 'Shatonya Davis interview, Phoenix New Times' Retrieved 27 October 2010
- ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, US Chart Data’ Billboard Magazine
- ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, UK Chart Data’ ChartStats.com
- ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 413. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Ace Is a Spade, single' Retrieved 27 October 2010
- ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, single' Retrieved 21 October 2010
- ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Hip House Party, single' Retrieved 27 October 2010