Wee Papa Girl Rappers

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Wee Papa Girl Rappers
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, hip hop, reggae
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1987–1994
Labels Jive Records
Past members Sandra Lawrence
Samantha Lawrence

Wee Papa Girl Rappers were a British female rap duo that found chart success in the late 1980s. They were twin sisters Sandra and Samantha Lawrence.


Before being signed to Jive Records – the two sisters were backing singers for Feargal Sharkey, Sandra Lawrence aka Total S and Samantha Lawrence aka TY Tim, are best remembered for the single "Wee Rule" – ironically more inspired by reggae and dancehall than rap/hip hop, which reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1988.[1] Another one of their singles "Heat it Up" – featuring 2 Men A Drum Machine, was a popular dance track which reached #21 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1988.[2] It also featured an acid house/techno style remix from Inner City's Kevin Saunderson which may have contributed to the popularity of the track at the time. They released two albums on Jive Records before splitting up.[citation needed]

The duo got their name "Wee Papa" from the Saint Lucia French Creole expression "Oui Papa" which their father frequently uttered. Their father hailed from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Wee Papa Girl Rappers worked also with Greek star such as Michalis Rakintzis.



  • The Beat, the Rhyme, the Noise (Jive, 1988) UK #39
  • Be Aware (Jive, 1990)


Year Single Peak positions Album
1987 "Rock the Clock" single only
1988 "Faith" 60 11 14 The Beat, the Rhyme, the Noise
"Heat It Up" (featuring 2 Men and a Drum Machine) 21 15 28
"Wee Rule" 6 4 2 1 10 12 4 13 17
"Soulmate" 45 25 30
1989 "Blow the House Down" 65
1990 "Get in the Groove" 27 24 Be Aware
"The Bump"
1991 "Best of My Love"
1992 "Wee Are the Girls" (as The Wee Papas) singles only
1994 "Wherever You Go" (as The Wee Papas)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  1. ^ "Discog's Wee Papa Girl Rappers page". Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ Chartstats – UK chart information
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company: Wee Papa Girl Rappers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Wee Papa Girl Rappers – German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

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