Samantha Ronson was always destined to live a life in music given that her stepfather's a jukebox hero — Foreigner's Mick Jones — and her brother Mark is a star producer. As such, to get a word in at the dinner table, she had to really know her tunes. Ronson grew up around music by going on tour with Foreigner for family vacations and cutting class at her stepfather’s studio, but she was never interested in playing. Then, after spending a year in Paris after high school, she returned to New York and realized she had nothing to listen to. Ronson taught herself to play and sing and eventually put her poetry to the music. She was still a closet performer, though, when a different sort of music opportunity knocked.
Samantha took the gig and before she knew it she was filling in for her brother at other clubs while he finished his album. She continued to sharpen her skills on the Wheels of Steel and eventually DJing became a full time job and spinning at some of the most high profile gigs around the country, making an appearance at Jessica Simpson’s birthday party, with Lindsay Lohan on the American Music Awards, Elle Girl Prom, Blender, Maxim, IFC Awards, Playstation at the Super Bowl, Sundance and the VMA’s in Miami. In 2003 Samantha teamed up with the legendary Jay-Z and together they released the hit track 99 Problems on Roc-A-Fella Record and since then Samantha’s career has shown no signs of letting up.