Overweight Pooch

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Overweight Pooch
Background information
Also known as (Big) Pooch
Born New York City, New York
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, US
Years active 1990–1992
Labels A&M
Associated acts CeCe Peniston

Overweight Pooch (born Tonya Davis) is a female rapper, called after her childhood nickname.[1]


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,[2] and at #58 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] 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.



Year Title
1991 Female Preacher
  • Release date: July 9
  • Record label: A&M
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
1991 "Ace Is a Spade"[5] Female Preacher
"I Like It"[6] 58 16
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Promotional releases
  • 1991: "Hip House Party"[7]


  1. ^ 'Shatonya Davis interview, Phoenix New Times' Retrieved 27 October 2010
  2. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, US Chart Data’ Billboard Magazine
  3. ^ ‘Overweight Pooch, I Like It, UK Chart Data’ ChartStats.com
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 413. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Ace Is a Spade, single' Retrieved 27 October 2010
  6. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, I Like It, single' Retrieved 21 October 2010
  7. ^ 'Overweight Pooch, Hip House Party, single' Retrieved 27 October 2010

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