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She was a DJ, before she was a DJ. Undoubtedly Miss H.E.R. has taken the world by storm and has not looked back. During H.E.R. “short” career, she has a resume worth bragging about. She has held four weekly/monthly residencies at popular D.C. venues, deejayed on live TV, soundtracked numerous corporate gigs, weddings, and made several club appearances in the D.C. metropolitan area. Amongst those appearances, the legendary DJ Scratch of EPMD, invited her to do a guest set on Scratch Vision channel that has over 10,000 members. She has even traveled for gigs, even landing her a guest set on a Norwegian Cruise ship and Cartagena, Colombia.
Miss H.E.R.’s name comes from Common’s groundbreaking 1994 single “I Used To Love H.E.R.,” which is an ode to hip-hop music possibly losing it’s core principles in the midst of the genre’s first major commercial boom. The acronym has two meanings: “Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real” and “Hearing Every Rhyme”. However, the groove Miss H.E.R. locks into in her set is derived from a blend of disco, soulful house, funk, classic hip-hop and more old school breakbeat-friendly modern dance tracks.
It’s obvious to anyone that hears H.E.R. spin that she takes pride in the music she chooses. While she can rock any party with Top 40 and Billboard 100 tracks, her passion for music runs deep and can really be felt when she is free to be creative. She brings you the music that you know and the music you need to know–music that she believes will move you as much as it does her. When she spins, she tells a story and connects to her listeners. DJ’ing has been a dream for most of H.E.R. life, and now she is finally awake and living it.