'America's Best Dance Crew': Spotlight on DJ Rashida
Getting the bad taste out of our mouths over last week's Supreme Soul elimination, we decided to talk to DJ Rashida, the woman who spins the tracks to get the crowd hyped on the show. During Missy Elliott or Janet Jackson night, she bumps their music. Maybe during '80s night next week she'll bring back some Wham! and New Edition.
When some in music yell out "worldwide!," they know they've barely made it out of the state, let alone the country (and Tijuana doesn't count). But DJ Rashida, having just returned from a gig in Oslo (Norway, kids) when we talked to her, personifies the moniker. London, Tokyo, Geneva, Paris ... she's been to, and deejayed at, many of the world's hotspots while displaying an eclectic mix of hip-hop, Brazilian, house, old school and whatever musical inclination hits her.
We'd love to go record shopping with her, but by now they probably come to her. She's spun for Prince, Kanye, Jay-Z and more, but "America's Best Dance Crew" is definitely one of her homes. Sorry, vid's a little dark backstage.
OK, and back to last week ... Lil Mama had some words for the voters ("Dance Crew" and presidential)and the elimination of Supreme Soul.
-- Jevon Phillips