Shawnna

Hip-Hop Rumors: Former DTP Princess Shawnna Sparks A Bidding War!

Ludacris’ former artist, rapper Shawnna, is on the comeback trail, and the industry heads are going crazy over her new material.

We hear that Shawnna, who is readying her new mixtape, SHE’S ALIVE, which is slated to be released on May 24, is currently looking over several serious offers from TVT/Gracie, which is run by super-producer Bangladesh and Bricksquad.

Shawnna was one of the illest out there, and was the first female ever signed to Def Jam! Over the weekend, she performed alongside Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale in Detroit. So could this mean a MMG deal is on the table as well? It’s certainly possible.

  • Sorry, Boss was the 1st female signed to Def Jam.

    • Sorry Nikki D was the first female signed to Def Jam.

    • Ricole Mrsabyss Grant

      nikki d was def jam boss was  da 1st on def jam west  and a few other ladies fell in the mix but .. boss about to drop again and its gone be crucial .. iknw it i see and watch for the re arival and for me too mrs abyss!! we in detroit out here!!!

  • atlantahiphopshop

    no dis meant but shawna is corney. why re hatch over and over. are there not any new artist rapping?

    • atlantahiphopshop

      she has no range

    • TruthSerum

      No, there arent any good new artist, actually, all the new artist out are pretty much glorified internet trolls who think dropping 100 songs a week about nothing equals talent

      • Q.

        “glorified internet trolls” LOL Hilarious.

        There are some good artists out here…they just get overlooked sometimes in the sea of wackness.

  • She should go to Strange Music.

    • Terrance Goodman

      All day Tech been getting that indie paper

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    A bidding war? And then u have the nerve to type TVT and Bricksquad? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  So I guess it can still be a bidding war, even if the offer is $50.  Yall need to stop.  Those ghetto labels ain’t paying no money. I thought she had actual labels.

    Shawnna is dope. She will instantly be the best rapper on either label. I hope she gets some attention from majors though. She’s already been down the indie black label route and that didnt end good. These 2 are a step backwards.

  • Kenneth Harrell

    Nicky- D was the first female signed to Def Jam

  • johnblacksad

    I remember Shawna from her back…

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  • hiphopdebates

    yeah she do have a phat ass. i still can picture her shaking that shit….

  • Booy

    Foxy Brown was on Def Jam too.

  • Terrance Goodman

    Chi town Shawnna ………but shit come backs for females have not been a good look as of late .Good luck

  • Donnie Demarco

    I never thought she was dope…bitch was AIGHT at best…

  • Nikki D was the first woman signed to Def jam

  • Come On your a Hip Hop site , HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW NIKKI D WAS THE FIRST FEMALE RAPPER SIGNED TO DEF JAM?

  • ok all hiphip please put  Sydney Lace on probation and give her some old copy of the xxl and  the source magazine  how you say that Shawnna was 1st female on defjam  wiki had you fool huh lol

  • she was not the 1st girl on def jam get ur facts right (it was nickie dee)

  • Shawnna is real tight.  MMG would be a good look for real.

  • mrgibson

    Shawwna needs better a label that will focus on helping her develop as an artist and promote HER and her music.  I copped her album she put out awhile back, RPM with Twista was my favorite joint.  She needs to get more evolved with her music and she’ll be aight.  If she ever gets a legit label behind her that is devoted to helping her do work she’ll go far.  But until then she’ll always just be some female who can spit and was tagging along behind Luda.  

  • 412VC on Twitter

    OH HELL NO! NOT MMG!!

  • 412VC on Twitter

    GOOD MUSIC!

  • Chi-Town  in the build

  • Q.

    This chick has been out since forever, though has been consistently overlooked. She can outrap most of these rap wenches.

  • breed500

    a seasoned Chi town spitter ever since Infamous Syndicate..and that donkey doesn’t hurt the eyes either..she will have to stay in her lane though..If she can land a good deal with some good producers backin her up and steers clear of the Nicki lane,she can do numbers..I’d listen to her before any female out there right now..not in the least because she real with it..and that ass is real too..

  • timwest1000

    Shawna is just like these other females always talking about sex. Her ass is just a ashy nicki minaj.

  • Shawna was signed to DTP not Def Jam…Foxy Brown is the first female to get and independent deal with Def Jam.

    • Marvin Rashad

      *an independent, and Foxy’s deal was never independent and Nikki D signed before Foxy. You know that! Also, Shawnna was signed to Def Jam…Def Jam via DTP.

  • Marvin Rashad

    Shawnna was NOT the first female signed to Def Jam. Nikki D was the first to sign to Def Jam, and after that it was FOXY BROWN. I don’t even know how you could look over Foxy. Nikki D, okay…but not Foxy. Foxy also sold the most of ANY female rapper @ Def Jam. By far the most succesful.

  • AfroSamuraii

    What about the BO$$?? she was signed to DefJam in 1993 with her debut album Born Gangstaz, Shawnna’s debut album Worth tha Weight was 2004 . So who ever wrote this statement “and was the first female ever signed to Def Jam!” obviously don’t know shiznit about the history of DefJam or Hip-hop and was just born yesterday. Smh

  • smartyfresh

    now i c y ppl b goin in on sydney; SHE IS MISINFORMED LIKE A MF. u need to do something else ma. this is NOT for u.

  • brotha_man

    she messed up signing with luda she should have hit up do or die…even twista and kept it str8 Chi. Luda too commercial for her style of rap

  • Guillaume Pilon

    last time she was with nappy boyz ???

  • dcsenenw

    Nikki D was the first woman signed to Def Jam. Check your facts please.

  • there where at less about 5 female before shawanna was sign to def jam this what happens when you get all your facts from wiki,  Sydney Lace epic fail

  • CT

    she mad my dick hard with that “whats your fantasy” remix verse

  • Austin Barimo

    #1: TVT records has been dead for like 5 years now. It’s Gracie. Not TVT/Gracie. #2 Gracie is owned by Tony Bucher, not Bangladesh & Bricksquad.

  • Me

    Lady Luck was definitely signed to Def Jam too… Goddawg AHH… Smh

  • Guest

    Do your research…Nikki D was the first female signed to Def Jam back in 89.

  • ulostatlife

    I wonder how Sydney Lace feels reading all the comments that are basically handing her her azz because she did zero research on the topic..lmao…You should just change your name to Sidney cut and paste…This column was an epic fail..lmao

  • immackulate

    dayum SYDNEY lol they handing yo azz on a silver platter … truth be told ILLSEED had hella wack unresearched plagerized from other website rumors too BUT you took the whole damn cake with this one LADY … no need to rehash where you went wrong at cuz its been reitterated about 70 different times in 30 different posts – anyway doe!

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  • FIRST FEMALE TO SIGN WITH DEF JAM WAS NIKKI D, DO NOT REPORT HIP HOP, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR  HIP HOP.
    AND I BET YOU THINK EMINEM WAS THE FIRST WHITE RAPPER ALSO. HUH…….DUMB AZZ.