From The Vault: Da Brat – ‘What’chu Like (ft. Tyrese)’

Published: Sunday 17th Nov 2019 by Joe

From The Vault is back this week with a Rap-Sung classic for the ages.

‘What’chu Like’ by Da Brat and Tyrese is today’s pick.

The single was released in the year 2000 as the second offering from Brat’s third LP ‘Unrestricted.’ Helmed by certified duo Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, the jam served as her last Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 peaking at #26 and reached the Top 10 of the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B songs tally.

The legendary Dave Meyers directed the song’s visual. Filled with beach-ready models, the clip featured the two artists living their best lives under the sun and later on partying together at a giant beach bash.

‘What’chu Like’ is renown for its showcasing of a more sensuous side of the rapper, embracing the demure, at least for a little while.


For most of the 2010’s we had been longing for the days the female rap scene would offer us the diversity it originally had in its early years.

With Nicki Minaj undeniably elevating the game and making it more visible, and Cardi B’s rousing arrival, the mood is set for the femcee field as a collective to show the world how it’s done… again.

During the last year, the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, the City Girls and Saweetie showed up and showed out, we’re ready to see where these ladies and all the other talented queens take it next.

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  1. Dr November 17, 2019

    First platinum female rapper

  2. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 17, 2019

    AMEN. Ive always liked this song. It reminds me of when I was single. I used to go clubbing in Hollywood, Vegas, Miami, ATL, and NYC and thousands of men and women all tried to get with me and wine and dine me. When I think about the lyrics to this song it really is about female empowerment and female self-confidence….

    Verse 1:

    I like ’em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican or Haitian with Good conversation and plenty big faces (money)

    It’s a must I stay luxurious
    Jewelry cut precision like I bust

    Been winnin’ since Funkdafied blew up
    It’s evident, sh|t I can’t be touched

    Nigggggas say I’m too much, I trust it’s true. Why lie? See for yourself when I slide through

    Ain’t nothing in the world that Brat can’t do. See Im attractive to them, him, her, and you.

    Drop dead, the cost is priceless.
    Due to the content I suggest you’ll like this!

    Verse 2:
    “ Whassup? The setting, a hot-ass club
    And you still be sweating me

    I don’t see nothing wrong with giving a little love But nigggga just let me breathe

    Damn, you cute as hell so let’s switch the digits Then I got to leave

    And you can buy me a couple of drinks
    But I’mma go socialize and smoke my weed.”

    • You Tried November 17, 2019

      You really are delusional and an old queen lmao. When yuh used to go clubbing back in the early 90s thousands were after you?? Please stop trolling you’re old enough to be a grandparent now. If you are medicated and getting treatment then I wish you the best

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 17, 2019

        Keep your hateful venom to yourself.

        Old? Im 29 and i feel / look much younger than my age and still get carded when I go out.

        Queen? Yes I am the Queen B Jasmine. Bow Down ??‍♂️ ugly troll!

        Clubbing in the 90s? Nope i was a little girl back then in school. This song came out in the 2000s. I LOVE old school hip-hop. I listen to Tupac and Biggie all the time but that does not make me their age moron!

        Troll? U are clearly the troll. U check for my comments never me checking for urs.

        Grandparent? Not yet. I have two beautiful kids and i look forward to being a glam-ma one day!

        Medicated? I only drink wine once on a blue moon unlike u crack head.

        Don’t you ever try to disrespect me again you gutter trash scum. You need to apologize and beg for my forgiveness. I am a blessed and anointed child of God and it is not my fault whatever harm comes your way from your nastiness towards me. God says do not mess with my anointed. I will pray that he has mercy on you when you get your karma.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 17, 2019

      And yes thousands of men (and women) wanted / still want me. That is only unfathomable to someone like you who is unattractive / basic. I had to make my insta private because of the numerous amount of messages I was getting on a daily basis. Men and women offering to fly me around the world, take me on lavish shopping sprees, lace me in diamonds, fly me to Fuji Just to swim, etc.

      Keep seething and staying jealous.

  3. Tori November 17, 2019

    Never really followed her but I love with Rickey Smiley and love her relationship with her sister, Lisa Raye. Is she a stud…or bisexual…like I always thought was a more dominant Tom-boy, like Ciara image during “The Evolution l” but X10 lol.

  4. ?? November 17, 2019

    Love Da Brat.. she’s besties with the Most Successful Female Artist of All Time, as reported by Billboard this week. Thatgrapejuice has decided not to report that bc they hate Mariah and love beyawnce. Sad you can’t report huge music news bc ur fave is low on the chart


    • You Tried November 17, 2019

      But she’s still on the chart ?

  5. KB November 17, 2019

    Still an entire vibe.

  6. Divab November 17, 2019

    Forgot how small and model looking Bratt was. Now she is looking like a big fat stud. She still has that pretty face.

  7. Adonis November 17, 2019

    The beat is so similar to Montell Jordan’s ‘get it on tonight’ but this is still on my playlist isa bop

  8. Divab November 17, 2019

    Wow I truly forgot how small and model looking she was back in the day. Now she looks so out of shape just big and fat but still has that pretty face. She has that stud of look.

  9. Neon November 18, 2019

    I still have the album on CD, as well as the follow-up effort- both criminally-underrated sets with impressive production.

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