In a grown male dominated business and what seems like a flood of young DJ’s popping up on the scene, DJ Kool Flash separates herself even further from the pack. The Champ is Here! Tuesday night, April 3rd, at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, 11 yr. old DJ Kool Flash was crowned DMC 2018 NYC Champion! By doing so, she becomes The First Black Female DMC USA Regional Champion as well as the youngest DMC USA Regional Champion in the history of the DMC USA.
The www.dmcdjchamps.com are now in their 33rd Year and host the World’s Biggest and #1 DJ Competition in the world.
This year’s host Grandmaster Caz was the perfect MC for the night along with an illustrious judges panel, the who’s who of the DJ culture and DMC World Champs included Grand Wizzard Theodore, Jazzy Joyce, DJ Cheese, Dwells, DJ Rasp, DJ Precision, DJ Esquire, Marcus, J-Smoke and DJ Spictakular.
22 DJ’s battled from around the nation, 19 of which were grown men and seasoned vets. Shaun P, daughter of Rap Legend Sean P kept DJ Kool Flash loose and relaxed all night as they played in the back between rounds reminding us all that she’s still a kid.
At last years DMC USA 2017 DC Battle she became one of the youngest DMC USA Regional Finalist ever at the tender age of 10. The weekend before NYC she battled in the DC DMC USA Regional Final coming in 3rd Place. Stay tuned as she’ll be competing against 8 other Regional Champions in the National Finals in August, details TBA.
Fun Fact: this was only her 3rd battle!! She’s still making Herstory!!
She’s also been making DJ Herstory and DJ History in another Grown Up arena, Mixtapes. She made her presence known by releasing, “1st Ladies” Hosted by Sirius XM’s Statik Selektah at the tender age of 8, followed by, “Underground Playground” the following year Hosted by M-1 of Dead Prez. They were both one of the top mixtapes of the month when released on www.datpiff.com and til’ this day, retains their respective 4-star and 5-star rating by the people on Datpiff.
Honorable Mention : Sept. 12, 2017 DJ Kool Flash, at the age of 10 became the Youngest DJ to ever rock NYC’s longest running Hip-Hop Party, Toca Tuesday’s at Cielo https://www.cieloclub.com/event/1546324-toca-tuesdays-charlie-chase-new-york/
You can catch her live next Friday Night, Apr. 20th in the Nation’s Capitol : Black Star and Dead Prez https://www.facebook.com/events/158309044823242/