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Thread started 08/03/12 12:18pm

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Prince's DJ: DJ Rashida Lands Dream Job

http://hellobeautiful.com...interview/

Could you imagine being the woman scratching records behind one of the most legendary singers of our time and our parents’ time? Prince–yes, The Purple One has an affinity for working with beautiful women–word to Apollonia and Vanity6.

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Prince’s DJ is no different. The stunning DJ Rashida found herself behind His Purple Majesty in 2004, spinning his tunes, only after she impressed him with her musical prowess. DJ Rashida was more than willing to chat with us about how she met Prince, how she impressed him and what’s so special about her sound that even Prince had to ask her, “How do you know about all this music?”

Check out the full exclusive below!

Is it intimidating working with Prince?

Well it’s been a long time at this point, but even at the beginning it was never intimidating I always felt like I was part of his club anyway. So when we did meet it was very organic and that’s my dude.

How does it feel to grow up listening to someone and then end up working with them?

On one hand its super amazing, but on the other hand, as a little kid you think about things [like this] and as an adult I pretty much manifested a lot of them.

Who did you work with otherwise before Prince?

He’s the first celebrity I worked with. I was in a band before around the time I started working with him called Plant Life. I’ve been touring with Kelis and Cee-Lo. But same thing with them too–Kelis is one of my best girlfriends and even before I got to know her and meet her I was like she’s cool that’s my girl.

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Reply #1 posted 08/03/12 12:41pm

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OK, I just can't understand this:

How does one catch the eye or ear of Prince when you’re like, “I’m not leaving my house I’m just going to DJ here”?

[laughs] Well I will tell you this–the first time I played one of Prince’s parties (this is all pre-MTV, pre this being a career for me) and at the time I was only playing records that I love, not anything that was on the radio. I was playing a lot of Rare Groove–that’s what caught Prince’s ear. He was like, “How do you about all this music?”

She says the first time she spun at a Prince (hosted) party, it was pre MTV.

Soooo it was like 1981???

If that's true, it would likely make her around Prince's age.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #2 posted 08/03/12 1:20pm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Best_Dance_Crew

she means before she was on the MTV tv show

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Reply #3 posted 08/03/12 1:33pm

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She was referring to when she first started dj'ing/mixing, she didn't want to do it outside of her house until people convinced her otherwise.

Pretty cool that she is giving Prince some props as she states that he was her first celebrity client and that a lot of good things started happening for her after their collabo. I likes Miss Rashida

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Reply #4 posted 08/03/12 1:37pm

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unique said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Best_Dance_Crew

she means before she was on the MTV tv show

Ah... That makes sense. Thanks.

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