Mashonda Tifrere (born January 9, 1979), is an American R&B recording artist from Harlem, New York City, New York. Tifrere has appeared on several songs from hip hop artists in the early 2000s. In 2003, she married American record producer Swizz Beatz and was once signed to their label Full Surface, under the aegis of J Records. Tifrere released her debut studio album January Joy, in 2005. Tifrere was also a part of the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York, for the first season. She also is the author of "Pandora’s Box", a column on VIBE Vixen. On February 14, 2012, Mashonda released her second mixtape Love, Mashonda.