About Bahamadia

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.

About DJ Rahdu

As a child, Roderick Moody grooved to the music his father played in their basement. Little did he know that songs by Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield and P-Funk would ignite a spark in him that would shape his future. Now Moody, better known as DJ Rahdu, has evolved from the basement to the stage by infusing his own musical spin at parties, concerts and events throughout the Southeast. Rahdu started Deejaying in August 2002 on UAB’s Internet Radio Station, Blazeradio. After hearing him spin on that station, poets from the local poetry scene became instantly impressed with his skills and quickly asked him to spin for their poetry night. Now, Rahdu can be found opening for hot acts such as Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Jon B & Leela James. Rahdu is often on the scene mesmerizing crowds with his unique blend of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Acid Jazz, Funk Jazz, Afro Beat, Classic Soul, Soulful House and Broken Beat. He also has performed at special events for Saks Fifth Avenue and other organizations and is an employee of Citadel Broadcasting’s Hot 107.7. Rahdu’s passion for music exudes in each of his performances. His vision is to increase the appreciation of diverse music and promote the awareness of viable alternatives of music beyond what is presented by mass media.

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About the Album

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Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Bahamadia – Funk Vibe
3. Bahamadia – 3 the Hard Way
4. Bahamadia – Special Forces
5. The Boogiemonsters;Bahamadia – Say Word
6. Bahamadia – Uknowhowwedu
7. Bahamadia – Uknowhowwedu (Ski remix)
8. The Roots; Bahamadia – Proceed III
9. Bahamadia; Dwele – Philadelphia
10. Spacek; Black Thought; Bahamadia – Countdown
11. Erykah Badu; Bahamadia – Funk U Up (Love of My Life Remix)
12. Reflection Eternal; Bahamadia – Chaos
13. Bahamadia – Commonwealth (Cheap Chicks)
14. Bahamadia – Total Wreck
15. Bahamadia; Slum Village – One 4 Teen (Jay Dee Remix)
16. King Britt; Bahamadia – Transcend
17. Funk Times Three
18. Bahamadia – Word Play
19. Big Kap – Da Ladies
20. Sweetback; Bahamadia – Au Natural
21. Bahamadia – I Confess (The Roots Remix)
22. Bahamadia; Dwele – Beautiful Things
23. Don’t Fight My Love
24. Bahamadia – True Honey Buns
25. Ursula Rucker; Bahamadia – Path to Rhythm
26. The Herbaliser; Bahamadia – When I Shine
27. The Roots; Bahamadia – Push Up Ya Lighter
28. Mr.Lif; Bahamadia – Breathe
29. Bahamadia – Spontaneity
30. Mathematik; Bahamadia – Following Goals
31. Bahamadia; Rah Digga – Be OK
32. Dwele; Bahamadia – High
33. Bahamadia – Good Rap Music
34. Bahamadia; The Roots – Da Jawn
35. Maiysha; Bahamadia – Celebrity
36. Chops; Bahamadia – B-Girl Session
37. Guru; Bahamadia – Respect the Architect
38. Hezekiah; Bahamadia – Gypsy Slang
39. Bahamadia – Paper Thin

Bonus: Bahamadia – BB Queen (Unreleased) LIVE