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Birth nameRashawnna Guy
Also known asChicago Rapper
Born (1978-01-03) January 3, 1978 (age 45)
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
Years active1996–present

Rashawnna Guy[1] (born January 3, 1978),[2] better known by her stage name Shawnna, is an American rapper. She was the first female artist signed to Def Jam South through Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace Records. She is a former member of the female Chicago rap duo Infamous Syndicate and she is also the daughter of the blues musician Buddy Guy.

She is known for her rapid-fire delivery and her sexually explicit image and lyrics. She is one of the few female rappers to ever have a number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100, with 2003's "Stand Up" with Ludacris.


Before she recorded her first album, Shawnna was featured on the remix to the song "Loverboy" by Mariah Carey[3] for the album and movie Glitter. She was featured in the video along with Ludacris, Da Brat, and Twenty II.[4]

She released two albums, Worth tha Weight (2004) which produced the singles "Shake Dat Shit" and "Weight a Minute", and Block Music (2006).[citation needed] Before Block Music was released she released an "official prelude", Block Music: The Mixtape, with Clinton Sparks.[citation needed]

She was also a playable in the video game Def Jam Fight For NY in 2004.[5]



  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Shawnna Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. ^ "Rashawnna Guy on Instagram • "Happy birthday to ME! 🇯🇲 1/3 ♑️"". Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  3. ^ Mariah - Loverboy, 2001, retrieved 2023-07-10
  4. ^ Mariah Carey Feat. Da Brat, Ludacris, Shawnna and Twenty II: Loverboy - Remix Version (Music), retrieved 2023-07-10
  5. ^ "Def Jam: Fight for NY Characters". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 25 September 2021.

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