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The youngest of the female pioneer solo emcees, Camden NJ native Lady Crush, (Rochelle Ryndia Ray) officially started her hip-hop career in 1984 with the guest rap appearance on Tim Greene’s “Facts of Life” (Sugarscoop). The late famed producer/re-mixer Raul A. Rodriquez (ABBA, Man Parrish, Gil Scott-Heron) remixed FOL at Todd Rundgren’s Secret Sound studio (NYC), creating the “The Dub of Life” added on to the re-release in 1985. Because of rave reviews of Lady Crush’s verse on the song, she was encouraged to quickly return with a solo follow up record, which she did when she dropped “MC Perpetrators” (KAM Records) in that same year.
Receiving major airplay on hip-hop friendly radio stations nationwide and later overseas, Lady Crush started to appear on several teen dance shows, such as the original Dancin USA/Dancin’ on Air shot live in Philly. Too young to tour on the very new rap circuit as a preteen, proved initially to be a challenge for Lady Crush-until momager Joyce lightbulbed the idea to push up her age a few years, enabling her to collect lucrative tour money. Lady Crush toured with Heavy D & The Boyz, UTFO and then later opened for others in hip-hop and R&B such as Salt-N-Pepa, Club Nouveau and The System. Years later "MC Perpetrators" became a huge hit in Europe and the UK, with radio and club DJ's alike. In 1989, Lady Crush changed her name to D’Adore and formed her label- Queen Empire Records.
Still today, Lady Crush’s “MC Perpetrators” is an electronic hip-hop classic and considered to be a rare 12”, with online pricing as high as US$610 (popsike.com)
Lady Crush returned this year to prep her unreleased and new releases in celebration of her 30th Year Anniversary in the hip hop industry. “Lady Crush 1984-2014” the EP hits Mid 2014 with the singles "Lady Crush is Back", "Pink Pearls" and "I Don't Give A-" sure to cause new major noise in the game.