Today in Black History Month, I want to shine light on one of my idols, a Female DJ named Cocoa Chanelle. Not only is she a talented DJ but she has showcased her skills on television, radio, in music and more! Meet DJ Cocoa Chanelle.
DJ Cocoa Chanelle is an American hip hop DJ, rapper and producer best known for being a radio personality /DJ on New York City‘s radio station HOT 97 and Kiss FM, as well as being the first DJ ever employed by BET (Black Entertainment Television) on their teen talk show “Teen Summit”.
Chanelle’s big break came when she landed a weekly spot on BET‘s teen talk show Teen Summit as the first-ever BET resident DJ for over six years. She has also worked on MTV‘s Spring Break. She made several guest appearances on BET‘s Rap City and 106 & Park.
Check her out in action here:
-DJ Dimepiece “The Mixin’ Vixen”
After making several guest mixing appearances on Hot 97‘s “Morning Show”, hosted by Ed Lover, she was recommended to the stations program director and as a result, the morning show producer created the idea for “Ladies Night”, which consisted of Angie Martinez, DJ Jazzy Joyce & Chanelle.[ Actor Chris Rock was quoted at the premiere of Madagascar 3 movie in New York City saying “DJ Cocoa Chanelle is radio Royalty”. She was also listed in Vibe Magazine as one of the TOP 17 DJ’s in the United States, honored by BET for Black History Month and received a Black Girls Rock award. She was also honored at the industry’s biggest event for Radio Mixshow DJ’s “Mixshow Power Summit” conference, where she received the award for “Best Female Mixshow DJ of the Year”. She is also the CEO of her own production company called 5th House Entertainment and website www.iamcocoa.com