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Birth name Antonia Reed
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Years active 1994–present
Labels Chrysalis/EMI Records
Good Vibe Recordings
E1 Music
E1 Entertainment
Associated acts The Roots
Gang Starr

Bahamadia (born Antonia Reed) is a Philadelphia-born hip hop artist, a DJ who later became an MC. As a member of Gang Starr Foundation, she released her critically-acclaimed debut album entitled Kollage in 1996. The album featured production by Guru and DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Kollage was followed in 2001 by BB Queen, an EP release.

Bahamadia is a respected lyricist in hip hop and is known for her silky, subdued monotone delivery. She has expressed a positive attitude toward globalism as an emerging trend in hip hop. For example, in a 2003 collaboration with little-known group the Sisters of the Underground on a track entitled "Global", she performs lyrics in the chorus which acknowledge Japan, Canada, Sweden, Norway, and Thailand, among other countries, for fostering vibrant hip hop communities, and Japan in particular for the dedication of her Japanese fans. She has recorded a number of bootlegs exclusively released in Japan.

Her reputation in North America has been enhanced by a number of highly regarded guest appearances on tracks by artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks and Planet Asia, and through her association with the Philadelphia hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs.

Her latest album, Good Rap Music, was released in 2006.





Title Label Date Catalog Number Notes
Kollage Chrysalis/EMI Records March 19, 1996 7243 8 35484 2 2/F2-35484 Her Solo Debut Album
BB Queen Good Vibe Recordings July 25, 2000 SHO-CD-0017
Good Rap Music REECE December 13, 2006 CDJAM009


Year Title Chart Positions Album
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1994 "Total Wreck" #50 - - Kollage
1995 "Uknowhowwedu" #17 #15 #53 Kollage
1996 "I Confess" #27 #45 #11 Kollage
2000 "Special Forces" - - #38 BB Queen

Guest appearances


Guest appearances 1995: Respect The Architect Jazzmataz Volume 2: The New Reality 1996: Au Natural (from Sweetback's self-titled album) 1996: Push Up Ya Lighter (from The Roots' album Illadelph Halflife) 1997: Guest starred on the seminal Roni Size + Reprazent track New Forms from the album of the same name 1997: Say Word (from the Boogiemonsters album God Sound) 1998: Happy (from Towa Tei's album Sound Museum) 1999: Chaos (From Rawkus Records's album Soundbombing II) 1999: When I Shine (from English group Herbaliser's album Very Mercenary) 1999: Exertions(Remix) (from Jedi Mind Tricks album Violent By Design) 2000: Good Girl Down (from Morcheeba's album Fragments of Freedom) 2001: Expo Expo (from the Japanese group M-Flo's album Expo Expo) 2003: Love of My Life Worldwide (from Erykah Badu's album Worldwide Underground) 2007: Still Here (from Japanese dj DJ Deckstream's album Deckstream Soundtracks) 2009: Breathe (from Mr. Lif's album I Heard It Today)

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