Lady B (Wendy Clark) is a legendary Philadelphia radio host and one of the first female rappers to appear on wax.
While freestyling at Kim Graves in Philadelphia, she was overheard by radio personality, Dr. Perri Johnson, who persuaded her to record a track. She recorded To The Beat Y’All for TEC Records in 1979 utilizing the music from Direct Current’s ‘Everybody Here Must Party’, released on the same label earlier that year. The single was well received but due to record label issues nothing followed.
She began her radio career as an intern for WHAT 1340 AM shortly after the release of her single. The station didn’t have a rap show at the time, so Lady B was accumulating the unused rap promos that were sent in. She longed to do her own show and after a lot of begging the station finally gave in and awarded her a weekend show to play the rap records she’d amassed. The show was an instant hit, and her radio career was born.
Amongst others, she has been a radio host on NY’s WBLS, WPHI and WRNB where she has the Old School Basement Party segment dedicated to classic R&B and hip hop, however, it was at Power 99FM where she really made her name. Her Street Beat show broke many artists in Philadelphia such as Public Enemy, The Treacherous Three, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, Rakim, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, etc. The list goes on and on.
You can connect with the legend herself on her website here.