About Dina Rae
Now a radio personality on La' s KJLH 102.3 (owned by no other than legend StevieWonder)
and also a host on internets radio show GeckoBrosRadio.com garnishing over 10,000 listeners 5 days weekly.
Dina Rae's music is finally receiving the accolades and long over-due airplay it has deserved!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dina Rae grew up listening to an array of musical icons, from Madonna to Method Man. After noticing her daughter’s penchant for taking center stage, Dina Rae’s mother enrolled the three year old in performing arts classes while her godmother, a former background singer for Marvin Gaye, helped strengthen her voice. This upbringing, along with her raw talent, discipline, and innate ability to create melodies, all synthesized to create the musical vessel known today as Dina Rae. Her versatility allows her to experiment in all facets of the industry, from singing and songwriting for herself and others to choreographing at the House of Blues Choreographer's Ball.
Dina Rae commenced her music career singing/writing the hooks for local Los Angeles rappers such as The Pharcyde and South Central Cartel. Moving around La as usual, she ran into newcomer Marshall Mathers who called himself Eminem. The little-known MC asked if she would be willing to record a song with him. Nine months later, Dina Rae received her first multi-platinum plaque for her performance on the song “Cum On Everybody.” The gritty club track had become a fan favorite on Eminem’s groundbreaking 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP, which went on to sell over five million records.
Dina Rae’s professional debut turned heads. “Dina Rae is the only artist we've ever worked with where we’d give her a track, no lyrics, no melody, and she'd come back later that day with an amazing piece of music," says super producer Mark Bass, one half of The Bass Brothers who has worked closely with Eminem throughout his career.
In 2000, Dina Rae was again featured with Eminem on his 13-times platinum, Grammy Award-winning, album The Marshall Mathers LP. Once radio stations added the latest Eminem/Dina Rae collabo, "Drug Ballad," to their playlists, her stock soared. Subsequently, Dina Rae was featured on records such as:
“Pimp Like Me”- off D12’s three times platinum album Devil’s Night
“Superman” - a single release from Eminem’s diamond-selling The Eminem Show
During the summer of 2002, Dina Rae accompanied headliners Eminem and the Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit faction as she took center stage on The Anger Management Tour. The team was at their commercial peak; night after night she performed on national stages satiated with upwards of 30,000 screaming fans. Surrounded by rock and rap stars, Dina Rae’s indelible vocal performances stood out, earning accolades from industry insiders and fans worldwide.
Following the tour, Dina Rae signed a solo artist deal with Kedar Massenberg, then President of Motown Records. The two went to work on her LP; she released two Scott Storch-produced singles entitled “And?” and “Can’t Even See It.” The tunes generated enough buzz for her to embark on a U.S. promotional tour with another new Universal Music artist, Akon. Dina was also featured on MTV's Advanced Warning, a show that has highlighted future stars such as Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo. She became one of the top ten most researched artists on MTV.com. Following with tours in Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.
A regime change and restructuring at Motown led Dina to move on and find another outfit that understood her artistic vision. Being a featured artist and performer on records that have sold over 30 million units worldwide, Dina Rae is no stranger to success and the formula for making a hit.
While still doing hip-hop features(Ras Kass, Kurupt and more), Dina is now spending time on Protools 10 songwriting and working on different placements for various pop/rnb artists and soundtracks as well.
There will definitely be a release in the future of some sort including never heard before catalogue, with various features.
Eminem, Dina Rae “Superman” Live Anger Management
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