Dee Dee Roper, internationally known as DJ Spinderella, is a Grammy award winning DJ, producer, rapper and writer. Spinderella is one of the original pioneers of hip hop music who began her career in 1985 as a member of the iconic rap group Salt-N-Pepa. The seminal group helped turn rap from a fad into a very lasting musical movement in the States and across the world, selling over 15 million albums and singles worldwide including Tramp, Push It, Whatta Man and Shoop. Over two decades after her groundbreaking entrance into hip hop, the Brooklyn native still sets the standard for turntablism all over the world and is still a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
It has never been simply about cuts, beats, and rhymes says the Grammy, MTV, and BET Award Winner. “I’ve been blessed to be in the game for so many years, when many others have come and gone,” says Spinderella. “This industry is all about fun and entertainment, but humility and professionalism will take you far. I’ve also had great mentors such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Scratch, and the late Jam Master Jay.” Though Spinderella still performs with her sisters Salt-N- Pepa, Spin has stood on her own as a global Icon in the DJ world, performing from Amsterdam to Sydney, and all points in between. With the flick of her wrist, Spin has juggled single motherhood while conquering grand scale events and holding down her international reputation as the “Universe’s #1 female DJ”.