Lady Crush

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Lady Crush
Lady Crush 30th Anniversary in Hip Hop
Lady Crush 30th Anniversary in Hip Hop
Background information
Birth nameRochelle Ryndia Ray
Also known asLady Crush
BornCamden, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer

Rochelle Ryndia Ray (Camden, New Jersey)[1] is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and music producer, better known as Lady Crush. She is recognized for being one of the youngest female rappers to be recorded on vinyl record towards the end of the Old-school hip-hop era.[2] Lady Crush was featured in Clover Hope's 2021 book 'The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop' [3]


Lady Crush made her rapping debut in 1984 when she won a citywide radio contest, gaining a guest appearance on Tim Greene's single "The Facts of Life" (Importe/12, SugarScoop Records).[4] The song later received mainstream recognition when the late famed remixer COD, remixed the song creating "The Dub of Life". This 12" was officially released in early 1985.[5] Lady Crush decided, later in 1985 to launch her solo career after leaving the group. "MC Perpetrators", is currently labeled as a worldwide, rare and valuable classic Rap record, being sold as high as $610.[6][7][8]

In 2018, after more than 30 years in Hip-Hop, Lady Crush returned post-adult with two Electro hop, Underground hip hop and Dirty rap singles "F**k" and "F**k (The Banga)".[9][10][11][12] The "Fifty Shades of F**k" EP soon followed, remixing her previous related series of songs.[13]



  • 1985: "MC Perpetrators" (KAM Executive Records)[14]
  • 2018: "F**k" (Queen Empire Records)
  • 2018: "F**k (The Banga)" (Queen Empire Records) (Lady Crush w/ Banga Boy)


  • 1984: "The Facts of Life" (Importe/12, SugarScoop Records) (Tim Greene featuring Lady Crush and Baby T)
  • 2016: "She No Lie, She On Fire" (Q2D Ent/Queen Empire Records) (Banga Boy featuring Lady Crush and Castle) [15]

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2018 "Fifty Shades of F**k" EP (Queen Empire Records)


  1. ^ "Friday From The Vault: Tim Greene – The Facts of Life". Tremble Tremble. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lady Crush & D.J. Jazz – M.C. Perpetrators – My old school Library". My old school Library (in Japanese). Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Hope, Clover (February 2, 2021). The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop. Abrams. ISBN 978-1-68335-805-3.
  4. ^ "CollectorsFrenzy – Lady Crush & DJ Jazz – MC Perpetrators 12" – KAM Executive – Electro Rap SEALED". Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Old School Hip Hop Message Board – TIM GREENE.............. – Powered by – The Forum Company". Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Lady Crush – "She No Lie, She On Fire (Feat. BangaBoy and Castle)" | Sleeping Bag Studios". Sleeping Bag Studios. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tim Greene – The Facts Of Life – Hip Hop Be Bop". Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ " – lady crush". Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  9. ^ F**k by Lady Crush, retrieved July 20, 2019
  10. ^ F**k (The Banga) [feat. Banga Boy] by Lady Crush, retrieved July 20, 2019
  11. ^ "Friday From The Vault: Tim Greene – The Facts of Life". Tremble Tremble. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lady Crush & DJ Jazz : MC Perpetrators (voc, ext throw down party mix) (12-inch, Vinyl record)". Dusty Groove. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  13. ^ Fifty Shades of F**k – EP by Lady Crush, retrieved July 20, 2019
  14. ^ "Lady Crush and DJ Jazz's M.C. Perpetrators – Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "SONG REVIEW: BangaBoy x Lady Crush – She No Lie, She On Fire ft. Castle | Iowa Bangerz #1 Iowa Hiphop Blog". Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.

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