Rasheeda

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Rasheeda
Rasheeda Buckner.png
Buckner on July 15, 2013.
Born Rasheeda Buckner
(1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 34)[1][2]
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality French
Home town Decatur, Georgia
Spouse(s) Kirk Frost (m. 1999)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres Hip hop, snap, dirty rap, southern hip hop, crunk
Occupation(s)
Years active 1997-present
Labels D'Lo Entertainment, Imperial Records, Motown Records
Associated acts Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright, Trina, Eve, Lola Monroe, Diamond, Pastor Troy

Rasheeda (born Rasheeda Buckner Frost; 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.[3] 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.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Music beginnings[edit]

Rasheeda Frost 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. A year later, Rasheeda began her career as a solo artist.

2001-06: Dirty South, A Ghetto Dream and GA Peach[edit]

On March 27, 2001, she released her debut album Dirty South, through D-Lo and Motown Records.[5] The album featured guest appearances from Pastor Troy, Thugz Nation, Nelly & Re-Re. The album achieved some notoriety, due to the success of her first single "Do It".[6] Dirty South would place Rasheeda firmly in the southern hip-hop genre.

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.[7] A Ghetto Dream features faster rhythms, bolder beats, and assistance from Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz. In 2004, Rasheeda was featured on Petey Pablo's single "Vibrate" and Nivea's single "You Like It Like That".

On April 25, 2006, Rasheeda released her third album, GA Peach.[8] 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. Rasheeda was featured on Nivea's Complicated.

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

On June 19, 2007 Rasheeda released her fourth album, Dat Type of Gurl.[9] 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.[4]

In the summer of 2009, D-Lo Entertainment partnered with independent record label Block Starz Music to release Rasheeda's debut mixtape Certified.[10][11][12][13] On August 18, 2009 Rasheeda released her fifth album Certified Hot Chick.[14] She later started releasing her Boss Bitch Music series mixtapes.

2012-2015: 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,[15] and promoted on the tenth season of Bad Girls Club: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. 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. In 2013, during the second season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Rasheeda shot a music video for "Hit It From The Back".

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

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.

In 2015, Rasheeda landed a guest role, with the character's name of Scrumptious, on the third episode of the first season of Fox's Rosewood.

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.[16][17]

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)[18][19] and one daughter.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Rasheeda Frost! -". 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Rasheeda - Bio, Family, Facts, Age: 34 | Hot Birthdays". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Rasheeda Buckner Net Worth". TheRichest.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dirty-south/id100741
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-it-ep/id82061722
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-ghetto-dream/id300841975
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ga-peach/id302849492
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dat-type-of-gurl/id331079407
  10. ^ Carter, Aleesha (July 9, 2009). "Atlanta's Boss Chick Rasheeda & Block Starz Music Drop New Official Mixtape "Certified"". Thisis50.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Fuller, James (July 27, 2009). "Rasheeda & Block Starz Released Official Mixtape". Globalgrind.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ Ames, D.J. (July 28, 2009). "Rasheeda - Certified". DatPiff.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/certified-hot-chick/id325190007
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/boss-chick-music/id536632126
  16. ^ "ImBossy.com - Home". Imbossy.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Rasheeda's x Imbossy.com". Yourstylepal.com. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ Barnett, Vanessa (August 22, 2013). "Rasheeda and Kirk Frost Welcome a Baby Boy!". HipHollywood.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  19. ^ 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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