Shameka Shanta Brown (born July 31, 1989), better known by her stage name Lady (and her online accounts ThisIsLady), is an American rapper signed to Plies’ record label, Big Gates Record. Lady was born in Talbotton, Georgia and began rapping in high school with two of her friends. She was signed to her record label on the first of April, 2010. She has currently released three albums.
Lady’s song “Yankin” was featured in the HBO television series Girls and her song “Twerk” was featured in Showtime’s original television series Ray Donovan. Lady’s songs have also been featured on other shows and websites, such as the BBC show Skins, Slate, Perez Hilton, Howard Stern Show, MTV,Examiner.com, and The Huffington Post.
Brown graduated from Central High School in Talbotton, Georgia. During her senior year at Central, Brown was the Senior class officer president.
On April 1st 2010, Brown signed a record deal with the indie recording label, Big Gates Records. With more than 100,000 digital sales, the mixtapes “Bitch From Around the Way”, “Bitch From Around the Way II”, and “Bout Dat Life” have increased Lady’s popularity.
HBO’s hit series, “Girls”, featured Lady’s track “Yankin,” while the UK’s Channel 4 award-winning show “Skins” used her track “I Need” for the series. Showtime’s Ray Donovan featured “twerk”. Lady and her songs have also been discussed on Howard Stern’s radio talk show, the Howard Stern Show.