Editors' pick

DJ Chela

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Editorial Review

If the hip-hop boys club is tough on female rappers, it's even more trying for ladies who want to master the turntables. So when the name DJ Chela pops up in co-signs from major rap talents like Saigon and Dead Prez, the props are well-earned. In the flooded mixtape market, Chela branded herself as creative and original. Emerging from the underground and the college radio scene, she diversified her resume to battling, party rocking and performing with Immortal Technique. She'll bring her arsenal of hip-hop, old school, dancehall and Latin sounds to Little Miss Whiskey's.

-- Rhome Anderson (March 2010)