(born in Philadelphia
), better know by her stage name Charli Baltimore
, is a female rapper
Her stage name is taken from Geena Davis's character in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Lane was born to a German
father and an African American
mother but mainly raised by her elder half-sister, Yolanda. Lane would eventually graduate from Peirce College
and became a certified paralegal
. Lane also has two daughters, India and Sianni. Lane met The Notorious B.I.G.
in the summer of 1995. She had a romantic relationship with B.I.G., according to an interview that Lane had with AskMen.com. B.I.G. introduced her to Lance "Un" Rivera, who signed her and Cam'ron
to his new label called Untertainment.
She made her first appearance in the music industry in 1995 with Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" video impersonating Biggie Smalls' former love, Faith Evans. Her first video was in 1998 with the hit "Money" featured on the Woo movie soundtrack. Lane was also referenced by rapper Jay-Z in his song the "Allure" on The Black Album when he said, "All the Christy's in every city and Tiffany Lane's we're all hustlers in love with the same thang...".
With collaborators such as Cam'ron and N.O.R.E., Lane recorded her debut album Cold as Ice which featured tracks like "Money," "Pimp Da 1 u Love," "N.B.C.," and "Stand Up''.
After being delayed several times due to gradual friction between Lane and the label, Cold as Ice was eventually released promotionally in 1999, but never released to the public. After a five-year hiatus, she was signed to Murder Inc. Records (later renamed The Inc. Records) by CEO Irv Gotti. After constant album delays, she left the label. In 2006 she became affiliated with The Game and The Black Wall Street Records. She was never signed to the label but appeared on mixtapes with the rest of the Black Wall Street dissing Irv Gotti, 50 Cent and his G-Unit.
Lane has made appearances in songs such as "Down 4 U," "Down Ass Bitch," "The Last Temptation" and "Rain On Me (Remix)." In 2002 she earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, for her single "Diary".
Lane is now in the studio with Scott Storch. The first single released will be "Lose It", which samples Yazoo's "Situation".
Charli is re-signing with The Inc. Records, who failed to release her 2nd album "The Diary (You Think You Know)", as confirmed on an interview with Wendy Williams.
- 1998: "Money"
- 1998: "Feel It"
- 1999: "Stand Up" (featuring Ghostface Killah)
- 2000: "Everybody Wanna Know"
- 2002: "Diary"
- 2002: "Hey Charli"
- 2007: "Come Test Us" (featuring Lil Wayne)
- 2008: "Lose It"
- 2008: "P.S."
- 2002: "Down 4 U" (Irv Gotti featuring Charli Baltimore, Ashanti, Ja Rule and Vita)
- 2002: "Down Ass Bitch" (Ja Rule featuring Charli Baltimore)
- 2003: "Rain on Me (Remix)" (Ashanti featuring Charli Baltimore, Hussein Fatal & Ja Rule)
- 2008: "Portrait of Love (Remix)" (Cheri Dennis featuring Charli Baltimore)