Began working as a rapper on a local radio station in Dallas
Formed the hip-hop duo Erykah Free with cousin Robert 'Free' Bradford
Recorded a demo with Legacy Entertainment
Was the opening act for Method Man, A Tribe Called Quest and Arrested Development
Signed a solo record deal with Kedar Entertainment
Released debut album, <i>Baduizm</i>
First TV role, appeared as herself in the FOX series, "New York Undercover"
Released second album, <i>Live</i>, featuring the hit single "Tyrone"
Feature film debut, played Queen Mousette in "Blues Brothers 2000"
Wrote and performed the theme song for the FOX sitcom, "Damon"
Performed as part of Lilith Fair, a touring music festival comprised entirely of female artists
Contributed the song "Your Precious Love" (a duet with D'Angelo) to the Marvin Gaye tribute album, <i>Marvin Is 60</i>
Co-starred in Lasse Hallstrom's "The Cider House Rules," playing migrant worker Rose Rose
Cast as a prisoner in David Duchovny's directorial debut, "House of D"
Featured in the musical documentary, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party"
Released first album in five years, <i>New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)</i>