Charli Baltimore

Born:     August 16, 1974
Birthplace:    Philadelphia, PA  
Zodiac Sign:  Leo

Career and Life

Tiffany Lane aka Charli Baltimore, is an American rapper/songwriter, reality television star, and occasional actress. Her stage name is taken from Geena Davis's character in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Charli Baltimore began her musical career when she met The Notorious B.I.G. aka "Biggie Smalls" in the summer of 1995, and they became involved in a romantic relationship. Several months into their relationship, she left him a voicemail of a rap verse that she had written and he immediately recognized her natural lyrical abilities. He began encouraging Ms. Lane to pursue a career in rap music, eventually hatching a plan to start a hip-hop trio called "The Commission", which would include himself, Charli Baltimore, and rapper Jay Z. Unfortunately, those plans were destroyed with Smalls' murder in March of 1997.

Following the death of The Notorious B.I.G., Charli continued her career in the industry, booking several modeling jobs and creating a number of hip-hop and R&B songs including "Money", with Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, and "Stand Up", which rose to the top ten of Billboard Magazine's Hot Rap Singles Chart.

Despite her success on the charts, Baltimore's first studio album "Cold as Ice" was never released yet she continued to be visible in the rap industry and eventually she joined forces with Irv Gotti and signed to his label Murder Inc in 2002. It was here that Baltimore made appearances in songs such as; "Down 4 U", "We Still Don't Give a Fuck", and "No One Does It Better" from Irv Gotti Presents The Inc, Ja Rule tracks "Down Ass Bitch" and "The Last Temptation", the Christina Milian track "Spending Time", and Ashanti's "Rain on Me" (remix). In 2003, she earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, for her single "Diary".

Baltimore parted ways with Irv Gotti and Murder Inc in 2004 and has since continued her solo career as a rapper, songwriter, model, and actress.

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