Rasheeda Widad Buckner-Frost (often stylized as RaSheeda) is an American rapper, television personality, and businesswoman.

Rasheeda in 2022
Rasheeda Widad Buckner
  • Rapper
  • reality television personality
  • entrepreneur
  • boutique owner
Years active1998[1]–present
Kirk Frost
(m. 1999)
Musical career

(U.S. record label)

Music career edit

Music beginnings edit

Rasheeda started her music career as a member of the female hip hop trio Da Kaperz, which received attention it Atlanta in 1998.[1] In 2000, she launched her solo career.

2001–2004: Dirty South & A Ghetto Dream edit

On March 27, 2001, she released her album Dirty South, through D-Lo & Motown Records. 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". 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. 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".

2007–09: Dat Type of Gurl & Certified Hot Chick edit

On June 19, 2007, Rasheeda released her fourth album, Dat Type of Gurl. 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". Around this time, she formed a hip hop/R&B duo Peach Candy with R&B singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss.[3] In the summer of 2009, D-Lo Entertainment partnered with independent record label Block Starz Music to release Rasheeda's debut mixtape Certified.[4][5][6] On August 18, 2009, Rasheeda released her fifth album Certified Hot Chick. She later started releasing her Boss Bitch Music series mixtapes.[citation needed]

2012–present: Boss Chick Music edit

RaSheeda at the Houston Women Expo in 2022

On June 18, 2012, she released her sixth album Boss Chick Music which was released through Google Play and her label D-Lo Entertainment, 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 new song on the fourth season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta titled, "I Meant It", reporting that the album for the song could be her final release.[citation needed]

Other ventures edit

In 2012, Rasheeda and her husband Kirk Frost began appearing on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. In 2015, Rasheeda acted in the third episode of Fox's Rosewood, playing a character called Scrumptious.[7] She now has her own make up line, Poiz Cosmetics, and an apparel and accessory website, Imbossy.com. Her store, Pressed Boutique in Phipp's Plaza in Atlanta, opened June 2015. A second Pressed Boutique in Houston opened in March 2018.[8][9]

Personal life edit

In 1999,[2] Rasheeda married Kirk Frost of D-Lo Entertainment, with whom she has two sons, born in 2000 and 2013.[10][11] As a series regular on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta, Rasheeda's career, business ventures, and personal life—including marriage with Kirk are documented.

Discography edit

Studio albums
Year Title
2001 Dirty South
2002 A Ghetto Dream
2006 GA Peach
2007 Dat Type of Gurl
2009 Certified Hot Chick
2012 Boss Chick Music

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
Rosewood Scrumptious Guest role
2020 The Real Housewives of Atlanta Herself Guest, episode: "A Star Is Born"

References edit

  1. ^ a b Burke, David (August 7, 1998). "Rap at the Ready". Herald & Review. p. 27.
  2. ^ a b Rasheeda [@RASHEEDA] (December 18, 2018). "Happy 19 year anniversary @frost117" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Lien, A.T. (August 27, 2012). "Rasheeda Releases "Legs To The Moon" ft. Kandi Burruss [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". Straightfromthea.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Carter, Aleesha (July 9, 2009). "Atlanta's Boss Chick Rasheeda & Block Starz Music Drop New Official Mixtape "Certified"". Thisis50.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Fuller, James (July 27, 2009). "Rasheeda & Block Starz Released Official Mixtape". Globalgrind.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Ames, D.J. (July 28, 2009). "Rasheeda - Certified". DatPiff.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Bellino, Damian (October 9, 2015). "Rasheeda Made a Stunning Acting Debut as "Scrumptious" on Rosewood Proving She Can Do It All". VH1. Archived from the original on October 7, 2023. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "ImBossy.com - Home". Imbossy.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  9. ^ "Rasheeda's x Imbossy.com". Yourstylepal.com. March 25, 2013. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Barnett, Vanessa (August 22, 2013). "Rasheeda and Kirk Frost Welcome a Baby Boy!". HipHollywood.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  11. ^ Exton, Emily (August 21, 2013). "It's Time Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Star Rasheeda Is In Labor". Blog.vh1.com. VH1. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2015.

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