XXL wants to wish a happy birthday to Da Brat. The Chicago-native turns 37 today (April 14).

The So So Def rap vet has a a lot to celebrate, as she was recently released from jail last month, following a three-year stint for assault.

XXL wants to shout out Da Brat for rockin’ the mic for over 16 years, and keeping hip-hop nothing less than funkdafied. —Amber McKynzie