Tiffany "Charli Baltimore" Lane (born August 16, 1974)
is a Grammy Award nominated 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.
She is multiracial, but was primarily raised by her elder half-sister,
Yolanda. She graduated from Peirce College and became a certified
paralegal. Baltimore has two daughters, India and Sianni. She gave
birth to her eldest daughter when she was only 14 years old.
She met The Notorious B.I.G. in the summer of 1995, and they became
involved in a romantic relationship. B.I.G. introduced her to
Lance "Un" Rivera, who signed her and Cam'ron to his new
label, Untertainment. She made her first appearance in the music
industry in 1995 with Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" playing
The Notorious B.I.G's then wife Faith Evans. Her first video was
in 1998 with the hit "Money" featured on the Woo movie
soundtrack. Baltimore 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 Lanes we're all hustlers
in love with the same thing...".
With collaborators such as Cam'ron and N.O.R.E., Baltimore 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 friction between Baltimore
and the label, Cold as Ice was eventually released promotionally
in 1999 (it was not actually made available to the general public
until 2009, for digital download). 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 mix tapes
with the rest of the Black Wall Street dissing 50 Cent and his G-Unit.
Baltimore has made appearances in songs such as "Down 4 U", "We
Still Don't Give A F**k", 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".
In 2008, Baltimore re-signed with The Inc. Records, as confirmed
on an interview with Wendy Williams, and began work on an album called
Controlling Charli, which still remains unreleased. She released
an EP on iTunes featuring "Come Test Us" (with Lil Wayne), "Lose
It" (previously unreleased explicit version), "P.S." and
previously unreleased track "Tattoo"
1999: Cold As Ice
2003: The Diary (You Think You Know)
2011: Controlling Charli
1998: "Feel It"
1999: "Stand Up" (featuring Ghostface Killah)
1999: "Horse and Carriage (Remix)"
2000: "Everybody Wanna Know"
2000: "Charli" 1
2002: "Nobody Does It Better" (featuring Ashanti)
2002: "Hey Charli"
2008: "Lose It"
2010: "Come Test Us" (featuring Lil Wayne)
1 The song was re-released in 2003 as the final buzz single for
Charli's shelved album, The Diary (You Think You Know)
1998: "Walk On By" Fat Joe - Don Cartagena
2000: "Blak is Blak" - Bamboozled soundtrack
2002: "We Still Don't Give a Fuck" - Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
2002: "No One Does It Better" - Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
2002: "Last Temptation" Ja Rule - The Last Temptation
2007: "I Am" Mya - Liberation
2007 "feel good" drake
1998: "Horse & Carriage" (Remix) Cam'ron featuring
Big Pun, Wyclef Jean, Charli Baltimore & Silkk The Shocker
2002: "Down 4 U" (Irv Gotti featuring Charli Baltimore, Ashanti,
Ja Rule and Vita)
2002: "Spending Time" Christina Milian featuring Charli Baltimore
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)