— Stephanie Johnson

Murder She Wrote

We passed the middle of the dance floor where girls were ‘butterflying’, a dancehall move where you rotate your knees together in opposite directions, but these girls were doing it on their backs. I hadn’t seen this dance live before, only in music videos on TV.
 
Stephanie Johnson

— Stephanie Johnson
— Stephanie Johnson

 

 

— Stephanie Johnson 

What’s Beef

‘Beef’ was a term that was popularised through hip-hop. It denoted a fracas, something far greater than a verbal dispute. In the nineties, when rappers mentioned they were in beef with another rapper…you knew what time it was. They weren’t going to have a dance-off or DJ spin-off like they did in the eighties – things had evolved since then.

— Stephanie Johnson
— Stephanie Johnson

Salt ‘n’ Pepa Leading in Hip-hop’s Fashion

She had the Salt ‘n’ Pepa look with the leather hat, the slanted bob haircut and the back shaven with the letters RUDE cut in. Like many teenagers in the late eighties and early nineties, she was one of Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s biggest fans.