Daily Archives: October 19, 2014

Throwback: Fonda Rae: Over Like A Fat Rat


Fonda Rae started making dance music in the late ’70’s with Don Armada’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band when she sang on the “Deputy Of Love” single. Rae then worked with a variety of dance acts including Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Wish and Fantasy as the lead voice on the songs, “Maladie D’Amour,” “Touch Me” and “You’re Too Late.” A Leroy Burgess demo made with studio engineer Bob Blank became “Over Like A Fat Rat” once Rae’s vocals were added to the mix. The song quickly emerged as a timeless boogie classic that thrived in the clubs and house parties. Eric B. & Rakim, De La Soul, Kool G Rap and Polo, SWV, Grand Puba and Master P have all sampled “Over Like A Fat Rat” giving the song another legacy among Generation X. Fonda Rae still performs and is currently working with The Soul Garden production team on a new album.