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Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier Meet Sonja Blade

Sonja Blade, who has previously dropped verses on remixes for Monifah's "Touch It" and Tracie Spencer's "Feelin' You," is now ready to release her own debut album, "Who Am I.

Who Am I" is set for an August 2000 release and features tracks by some of hip-hop's finest, including DJ Premier of Gang Starr, DJ Clue, DJ Scratch, Rockwilder, Clark Kent, and Mario Winans of Sean "Puffy" Combs' Hitmen production team. Vocal contributors include Busta Rhymes and R&B crooners Carl Thomas and Nate Dogg.

A native of the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, Blade received an early buzz in 1998 when she laid down a freestyle with Canibus for a DJ Clue mixed tape and since then has been planning her attack.

Blade also contributed a song called "Come On" to the "Romeo Must Die" soundtrack and appears with Rah Digga and Eve on "Do The Ladies Run This Mutha" from Rah's debut, "Dirty Harriet.