Although she now prefers to be called âSpinâ the fans, specifically those into Hip Hop and Pop music, know her of course, as the irrepressible, fun, funky and talented âDJ Spinderellaâ of the sexy female group Salt-N-Pepa of multi-platinum selling, award winning fame. Salt-N-Pepa whose founding members are Cheryl âSaltâ James and Sandy âPepaâ Denton rocketed up the charts in the late 80âs and 90âs with such smashes as âPush It,â âLetâs Talk About Sex,â the Grammy award winning â âShoop,â âNone of your Businessâ (which Spin co-wrote), and the multi award winning collaboration with girl group En Vogue â âWhat A Manâ 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 âvery shy,â 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, âI wouldnât open my mouth. Now-they canât shut me up!â she is funny and feisty and a much sought after TV personality. Her appearances have included âLate Night with David Letterman,â âThe Tonight Show,â VH1âs âThe List,â and most recently Quincy Jonesâ VH1 special, a five part series âSay It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America.â Those early appearances led Spin to also host her own MTV show, âLip Serviceâ. 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 UrbanâRom DVD Magazine. Spinâs show The Spinâz 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 Spinâz Cycle also includes special segments covering urban lifestyle subjects such as fashion, health and beauty.