This Day in Black History: Aug. 3, 1971

On Aug. 3, 1971, the Salt-N-Pepa group member DJ Spinderella was born as Deidra Muriel Roper.

Salt-N-Pepa group member DJ Spinderella was born on Aug. 3, 1971, as Deidra Muriel Roper in Brooklyn, New York.

Spinderella produced songs on the group's five studio albums, and they sold over 15 million albums and singles worldwide earning platinum and gold on several songs. The trio went on to become the most successful selling female hip hop act in the ‘90s until they disbanded in 2002.

From 2003 to 2006, Spinderella worked as a radio personality for KKBT 100.3 in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of the nationally syndicated show "The BackSpin," which featured old-school hip hop.  

In 2004. she made a brief appearance on VH1’s first annual Hip Hop Honors awards show and performed alongside her group members on the second Hip Hop Honors in 2005. This was Salt-N-Pepa’s first performance since 1999.

Then in 2008, the group performed "Shoop," "Push It" and "Whatta Man" at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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