Remy Ma (US female rapper)
Legal name: Reminisce Smith
Also performs as: Remy Martin (US female rapper)
Remy Ma (full name: Reminisce Mackie) (born Reminisce Smith; May 30, 1980), is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and member of Fat Joe's rap crew, Terror Squad. Ma was featured on the group's hit song "Lean Back" from their second album True Story and M.O.P.'s "Ante Up (Remix)." Her debut solo album, There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, was released on February 7, 2006.
She has won two Vibe awards, two Source awards, an ASCAP pop award and a BET award for "Best Female Hip Hop", as well as two other nominations. Remy cites Big Punisher and Roxanne Shante as her biggest influences. Smith served a six-year jail term of her eight-year sentence in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women for shooting Makeeda Barnes-Joseph in the abdomen over a missing sum of $1,000. She was released on August 1, 2014 and began recording new music with DJ/Producer DJ Khaled immediately after her release.
In 2011, Remy Ma's music was featured and discussed in a documentary, Black Lifestyle in Japan, where she was praised for looking "stylish" and "beautiful" and outlined as one of the most frequently listened to hip-hop musicians in Japan, amongst younger women. In 2015, Remy Ma joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York for its sixth season.