She caught her first break in 1996, when her duo Infamous Syndicate opened for Junior M.A.F.I.A.
in Chicago. Infamous Syndicate signed to Relativity a year later and released Changing the Game in 1999. The album didn't live up to its title, despite production help from No ID and Kanye West
; the duo was dropped and eventually split. Shawnna then hooked up with Ludacris
, who granted her a spot on his break-out single "What's Your Fantasy." Two years after an album with Luda
's Disturbing Tha Peace crew, she finally released Worth Tha Weight, her solo debut for Def Jam. West
, Just Blaze
, Shondrae, Icedrake, and Jermaine Dupri
chipped in with production support. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi