Friday, September 13, 2013

Big Lady K

Big Lady K (born Rosa Lee Chambers in Riverside, California) was a female hip-hop rapper from the late '80s/early '90s.

She got her start in the music business through hip-hop promoter Cliff Richey Jr. who helped her get her name heard around town through booking shows, promotions and other various events.

At the time, Big Lady K was attending La Sierra High School in Riverdale along with future hip-hop artist Robert "ODM" Gutierrez.

While attending high school, she introduced Robert to Cliff who teamed him up with two other local hip-hop artists who later formed music group Lighter Shade of Brown.
Big Lady K's exposure landed her a record deal with Priority Records in 1988. During that same year, she released her debut single "Don't Get Me Started."
In 1989, Big Lady K released her second single "Ffun" which managed to peak at #85 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.
A year later, she released her only album "Bigger Than Life." It's unknown how or if it charted, but it received moderate reviews.
Big Lady K's third single "Smiling Faces" didn't make any impact on the charts and after that, it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. Her whereabouts are unknown.

To see the music video for "Ffun," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y4ObAhjaX0

To see a fan-made video for "Don't Get Me Started," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Xt1746q3Q

To see a fan-made video for "Smiling Faces," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OsyYF69ygU

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