Her biggest hit as a solo artist, "I Feel for You
, is notable because 1) It was the first hit record to feature a rap in place of a bridge (by Melle Mel
), and 2) It was the first big Prince
remake. Chaka did not want the rap in the song, by the way, but she was forced to accept it. I guess she didn't really know what sells
In recent years, Chaka has joined Prince's label and recorded a new album.