A #1 album is not enough? How about being the first female solo rap artist to go platinum, was that enough? The jury is out on whether or not those feats were enough to keep rapper Da Brat’s music career in your conscience over the past 2 1/2 years; gone but hopefully not forgotten, while serving a 3 years sentence for an assault conviction after hitting a waitress over the head with a champagne bottle. But the most important thing is: Da Brat is released from prison.
I think they call that living out your rhymes, you remember the female gangstress- the year was 1994 and the speakers bumped, “It’s the B to the R – A – T and I’m so……so, so, funkdafied.” Piggybacking off the success of Kriss Kross which ushered in a new sound, perpetuated the new Black capital – Atlanta, the city and its artists have done a very good job to date sustaining its place as a hit factory.
At this point in time, the same may not be expected of rapper Da Brat’s music career, but I could imagine the only thing she is concerned with right now is freedom and I can’t blame her. Music is a passion for many, but nothing can compare to freedom of movement, thought, actions, and the ability to enjoy some of the little things that we take for granted so often.
Music will go on, and maybe Da Brat being released from prison will reinvigorate her career. I’m sure we’ll get a clue in due time of what’s to come for the artist, but for now, let’s just celebrate the return of the person – WELCOME HOME to DA BRAT. No more Da Brat assault convictions, please.
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