This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
June 11th, 2012
June 11th – The Lady Of Rage was born Robin Yvette Allen in Farmville, Virginia, on this day in 1968.
After being discovered by Queens, New York rap outfit Original Outlaw Brothers, The Lady Of Rage became a part of the L.A. Posse production clique who were best known at this point for producing hits for LL Cool J.
The Lady Of Rage, along the way, appeared on the Chubb Rock track “Bring ‘Em Home Safe” off of his 1991 joint “The One.”
After the L.A. Posse played Dr. Dre some tracks that featured The Lady Of Rage on them, the legendary Compton producer decided to feature her on his 1992 solo debut album “The Chronic” on Death Row Records.
The Lady Of Rage would then appear Snoop Doggy Dogg’s debut release “Doggy Style” in 1993, also on Death Row.
In 1994, The Lady Of Rage hit it big with the smash “Afro Puffs” from the soundtrack to the New Line Cinema film “Above The Rim”, starring 2Pac Shakur.
The Lady Of Rage finally released her debut album “Necessary Roughness” on Death Row in 1997.
“Necessary Roughness” featured production by Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee and Soopafly.
Although this would be The Lady Of Rage’s last album released to date, she would however stay busy collaborating over the years with Gang Starr, Tha Dogg Pound, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa, Warren G, RBX and continues to work with Snoop Dogg on a regular basis.
The Lady Of Rage has also appeared in the films “Next Friday” and “Ride.”
She also appeared on the sit-com “Kenan & Kel” and was a regular cast member on “The Steve Harvey Show” from 1996-2002.