The Lady of Rage
The Lady of Rage

Birth name

Robin Yvette Allen


June 11, 1968
Farmville, Virginia, U.S.


Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Hip hop


Rapper, actress

Years active



Death Row Records (1994-1998)
Interscope Records (1994-1998)
Boss Lady Records (2005)

Associated acts

Tha Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre, RBX, Snoop Dogg

Robin Yvette Allen (born 11 June 1968), better known by her stage name The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper and actress from Farmville, Virginia. She is best known for her collaborations with several Los Angeles-based Death Row Records artists in the early 1990s, including Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on the seminal hip hop albums The Chronic and Doggystyle. She had a hit single in 1994 with the song "Afro Puffs" from the soundtrack of Above the Rim, which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Her debut solo album, Necessary Roughness, was released in June 1997 and peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Allen left Death Row in 1998 to pursue an acting career and has appeared in the sitcoms Kenan & Kel and The Steve Harvey Show, as well as in the film Next Friday. She made various appearances on Snoop Dogg albums throughout the early 2000s, before signing to Boss Lady Entertainment. She released the album VA 2 L.A. in 2005. 

The Lady of Rage is currently a part of the FEM (Females Earning Money) Movement, with fellow female rappers Amil, Lady Luck and Babs. Rage was also a member of the group N'Matez, alongside Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, and RBX.


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