Rasheeda

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Rasheeda
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Background information
Birth name Rasheeda Buckner
Born May 25, 1982 (age 34)
Origin Decatur, Illinois
Genres Hip hop, crunk
Occupation(s) Rapper, fashion designer, songwriter entrepreneur
Years active 1997-present
Labels D'Lo Entertainment

Rasheeda Buckner-Frost (born Rasheeda Buckner on May 25, 1982) better known by her stage name Rasheeda (often stylized RaSheeda), is an American rapper, fashion designer, television personality and businesswoman from Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Rasheeda was a member of the teenage hip hop trio Da Kaperz until 2000 when she launched her solo career. Her fifth album, Certified Hot Chick, was released on August 18, 2009. She was also a part of the hip hop/R&B duo Peach Candy with R&B singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss.[2]

Music career[edit]

Music beginnings[edit]

Rasheeda started her career as an adolescent. She and two of her friends formed the hip-hop girl group Da Kaperz and were signed with recording label D-Lo Entertainment, with whom she continues to work with.[citation needed] A year later, Rasheeda began her career as a solo artist.[citation needed]

2001-04: Dirty South & A Ghetto Dream[edit]

On March 27, 2001, she released her album Dirty South, through D-Lo & Motown Records.[citation needed] The album featured guest appearances from Pastor Troy, Thugz Nation, Nelly & Re-Re.[citation needed] The album achieved some notoriety, due to the success of her first single "Do It".[citation needed] Dirty South would place Rasheeda firmly in the southern hip-hop genre.[citation needed]

Rasheeda further refined her sound with her second album, 2002's A Ghetto Dream, an independent release under her label D-Lo after leaving Motown Records.[citation needed] A Ghetto Dream features faster rhythms, bolder beats, and assistance from Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz.[citation needed] In 2004, Rasheeda was featured on Petey Pablo's single "Vibrate" & Nivea's single "You Like It Like That".[citation needed]

2006: GA Peach[edit]

On April 25, 2006 Rasheeda released her third album, GA Peach.[citation needed] The album is known for Rasheeda paying homage to her southern hip-hop roots, and rapping more intimate lyrics combined with a slightly slower rhythm.[citation needed] Rasheeda was featured on Nivea's Complicated.[citation needed]

2007-09: Dat Type of Gurl & Certified Hot Chick[edit]

On June 19, 2007 Rasheeda released her fourth album, Dat Type of Gurl. The album gained much success due to the success of her first single from the album "Got That Good (My Bubble Gum)", originally featured on GA Peach. Rasheeda reprised some of her earlier works from GA Peach, and many of her old tracks were updated with remixes and samples. In 2007, Rasheeda was featured on Mims single "Like This". Also in 2007 Rasheeda & singer/writer/reality star Kandi Burruss created a group called Peach Candy, but the group would later disband due to both artist's busy schedules.[2]

In the summer of 2009, D-Lo Entertainment partnered with independent record label Block Starz Music to release Rasheeda's debut mixtape Certified.[3][4][5][6] On August 18, 2009 Rasheeda released her fifth album Certified Hot Chick. She later started releasing her Boss Bitch Music series mixtapes.[citation needed]

2012-present: Boss Chick Music[edit]

On June 18, 2012, she released her sixth album Boss Chick Music which was released through Google Play and her label D-Lo Entertainment, and promoted on the tenth season of Bad Girls Club: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.[citation needed] Her first single from the album was entitled "Marry Me" and her second single was "Legs To The Moon", both of which were followed by a music video.[citation needed] In 2013, during the second season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Rasheeda shot a music video for "Hit It From The Back".[citation needed]

In 2015, Rasheeda released a new song on the 4th season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta titled, "I Meant It", saying that the album for the song could be her final release.[citation needed]

Other ventures[edit]

Reality television[edit]

In 2012, Rasheeda landed a spot along with her husband/manager Kirk Frost on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.[citation needed]

In 2015, Rasheeda landed a guest role, with the character's name of Scrumptious, on the 3rd episode of Fox's Rosewood.[citation needed]

Fashion designing[edit]

She now has her own make up line, Poiz Cosmetics, and an apparel and accessory website, Imbossy.com. She also has her own store called Pressed Boutique on Peachtree Road in Atlanta that opened on June 17, 2015.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Rasheeda married Kirk Frost of D-Lo Entertainment. They have two sons, Ky (born October 4, 2000) and Karter (born August 21, 2013).[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Rasheeda discography
Studio albums

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Herself Main Cast
2014 Kandi's Wedding Herself Guest appearances
2015 Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding Herself Attendee
2015 Rosewood Scrumptious Guest role

Awards/Nominations[edit]

Rasheeda was nominated for two BET Awards for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist in 2010 and 2013.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rasheeda Buckner Net Worth". TheRichest.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Lien, A.T. (August 27, 2012). "Rasheeda Releases "Legs To The Moon" ft. Kandi Burruss [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". Straightfromthea.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Carter, Aleesha (July 9, 2009). "Atlanta's Boss Chick Rasheeda & Block Starz Music Drop New Official Mixtape "Certified"". Thisis50.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ Fuller, James (July 27, 2009). "Rasheeda & Block Starz Released Official Mixtape". Globalgrind.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rasheeda Unveils Tracklisting For Block Starz Mixtape "Certified", Lead Track "Boss Chick" Released". Blog.thehypemagazine.com. August 14, 2009. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ames, D.J. (July 28, 2009). "Rasheeda - Certified". DatPiff.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "ImBossy.com - Home". Imbossy.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rasheeda's x Imbossy.com". Yourstylepal.com. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Barnett, Vanessa (August 22, 2013). "Rasheeda and Kirk Frost Welcome a Baby Boy!". HipHollywood.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ Exton, Emily (August 21, 2013). "It's Time Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Star Rasheeda Is In Labor". Blog.vh1.com. VH1. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 

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