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Underrated, under appreciated

This cd had (and over ten years later, it still has) great beats, good rhymes, and over all just a good vibe. Lady of Rage was a truly gifted MC; I just wish she put out more than one album.

very good

rage is the best female rapper ever


Wow a young female rapper that made you listen, her delivery was unbelieveable. If you heard "Drinking Tanqueray and Smoking Blunts" with Tha Dogg Pound then you know what I mean. Always one of my favorite MC's, she never got the true props she deserved! Rage can flow over any beat, listen to the Breakdown sample. "Necessary Roughness", "Breakdown", "Get With Da Wickedness", "Super Supreme" is a glimpse of this great MC. So whatever happen to Raaaaaaggge?


Born: June 11, 1968 in Farmville, VA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Though she had made more than a dozen appearances on soundtracks as well as albums from her Death Row Records cohorts, the Lady of Rage didn't release an album until 1997. A native of Farmville, Virginia, she was discovered by Death Row's Dr. Dre and cut several vocals for the L.A. Posse's 1991 album They Come in All Colors. Her 1994 single for Death Row, "Afro Puffs" (from the Above the Rim soundtrack) placed on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Hot 100 charts, featuring Dre on production and backing vocals by...
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