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Vita (from the Latin word for "life") can refer to a brief biography, often that of a saint (i.e. a hagiography). One can expect a vita to unfold its story gradually according to a set pattern.

Often the term vita means a curriculum vitae. Through ignorance of Latin it is in recent decades incorrectly called a "vitae" or a "curriculum vita".

Vita (real name Lavita) is also a rapper on Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. record label. She's known for her her featured appearances on N.E.R.D.'s (The Neptunes) 2001 debut single, "Lapdance," Ja Rule's singles "Down 4 U" and "Put It On Me," and the Murder Inc. Remix of Faith Evans' "Good Life," which appeared on the soundtrack to The Fast and the Furious. Vita also contributed a song to that soundtrack, a hip hop version of Madonna's controversial hit, "Justify My Love," which featured Ashanti and was set to be Vita's debut solo single, until it was poorly received.

Vita can also be seen in a cameo in Ashanti's debut solo video, "Foolish".

Through her sister Kima Raynor, Vita has had ties to Bad Boy Records. Kima was a member of that label's R&B trio Total.

Vita is also the Modern Greek name for the letter beta.

Last updated: 02-27-2005 18:47:33