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Although she now prefers to be called “Spin” the fans, specifically those into Hip Hop and Pop music, know her of course, as the irrepressible, fun, funky and talented “DJ Spinderella” of the sexy female group Salt-N-Pepa of multi-platinum selling, award winning fame. Salt-N-Pepa whose founding members are Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandy ‘Pepa’ Denton rocketed up the charts in the late 80’s and 90’s with such smashes as “Push It,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” the Grammy award winning – “Shoop,” “None of your Business” (which Spin co-wrote), and the multi award winning collaboration with girl group En Vogue – “What A Man” all of which are still getting commercial radio play and spins in the club.
In the Hip Hop world once dominated by men-the group Salt-N-Pepa opened up the doors of Hip Hop and Urban music to women and became the industry standard that every other record company then tried to imitate. The group was so popular that they performed sold out concerts all over the world including multiple dates in Australia. To add to their roster the group has performed for royalty across the globe even performed privately for various celebrities.
Once self-describe as “very shy,” being in the group gave Spin the chance to use her vocal skills off-stage as well. And television takes advantage of that. At one point, “I wouldn’t open my mouth. Now-they can’t shut me up!” she is funny and feisty and a much sought after TV personality. Her appearances have included “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” VH1’s “The List,” and most recently Quincy Jones’ VH1 special, a five part series “Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America.” Those early appearances led Spin to also host her own MTV show, “Lip Service”. The world famous DJ has hosted various radio shows as well. In fact, one such radio gig was responsible for her being named the Rap/Hip Hop DJ of the Year in 1995 from the Washington, DC Music Association.
Spin is now the celebrity host for Urban’Rom DVD Magazine. Spin’s show The Spin’z Cycle has skits featuring Spin, live interviews with your favorite recording artists, actors, comedians, sports figures and she goes behind the scenes with industry professionals. The Spin’z Cycle also includes special segments covering urban lifestyle subjects such as fashion, health and beauty.