There are very few disc jockeys whose extraordinary style is matched by their great musical ear and an amazing list of celebrity interviews.
Barely out of high school, Mimi's radio career started in Philadelphia at a recording studio where she was discovered by the legendary East Coast disc jockey, Dr. Perri Johnson. Under his guidance, Mimi started out at a Philly hard rock station playing music from Led Zeppelin to Jimi Hendrix. Very quickly her musical talent attracted the attention of Bob Klein, the General Manager and Vice President of the pioneering top-rated radio station, WDAS-FM. There the R & B and highly funkified format combined with Mimi's musicality capturing the seventh largest market in the nation for over 20 years. Her smooth and sultry delivery, musical knowledge and interviews brought her the attention of listeners not only nationwide but around the world.
Mimi has worked every shift on radio from afternoons to morning and evening drive-time. Stacks of fan letters from Teddy Pendergrass to members of the armed services all mention Mimi's captivating voice. It is compelling in its ability to grip your attention while softly dangling you in suspense wondering what she will say next.
Mimi was also the first female Assistant Program Director in the history of WDAS-FM. Grammy award winning producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff selected her to narrate the Teddy Pendergrass album Live Coast to Coast which sold millions of albums worldwide. Her Friday night rap show was the launching pad for the careers of famed movie and recording star Will Smith who served as her guest co-host, along with his musical colleague, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Luther Vandross brought her flowers and sang live for the first time on any radio station for her birthday. Patti Labelle also celebrated Mimi's birthday, co-hosting, sharing the latest Hollywood gossip and singing live on the air. The phenomenally gifted writer/performer, Prince, gave one of his first East Coast performances at a party Mimi threw at the Emerald City in New Jersey. Queen Latifah hit the stage for the first time when Mimi brought her in to perform live at Club After Midnight in Philadelphia.
When it comes to interviews, nobody does it better. Mimi gets the most controversial questions answered while making it comfortable for the artist to open up. Such was the case during her interview with Vanessa Williams just after losing her Miss America crown while building a singing and film career. Here is just a partial list of the other superstars whom Mimi has interviewed: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, LL Cool J, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Boys II Men, Babyface, Isaac Hayes, Gerald Levert, The O'Jays, Kool & The Gang, Sister Sledge, Jody Watley, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Ice T, Biz Markey, KRS 1, Heatwave, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warrick, Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Mary J. Blige.
In the often blustering, bragging world of radio, many say they are great, but very few can back it up like Mimi.
Live Saturday Night The Best in Old School At Ms. Tootsie's 1312 South Street "The Adult Affair" Ladies Free until 10pm This Saturday
Photo by Mimi Brown
The Hip Hop House Party Saturday 7pm-9pm with Mimi and Doc B Request a Song?
Photo by Doc B
Mimi Brown speaks with Disco Diva "Sarah" Dash of "Labelle" about Fashion, Her Organization Evoluer House and Event, J'adore la Mode", Helping Young Ladies Grow Into Powerful and Strong Women.
Photo: Getty Images
Love Lesson? Can you find your needs and wants in one person?
Photo by Mimi Brown
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela's Life Story Video
Nelson Mandela changed the world through his trials and triumphs. Here is the story of his life.
Movie Released Mandela: "Long Walk To Freedom" with Idris Elba
At the time when the movie, Mandela: "Long Walk to Freedom" is released, a great hero, Mandela has passed. Idris Elba and Naomie Harris play Mandela and Winnie in this film. Here is a short clip.
The Wellness Of You With Faatimah Gamble Preparing For Winter
Mimi talks to author Omar Tyree. Since, "Fly Girl", Omar has written over 25 books and has made many writing changes over the years. Here, we talk about him being in the December Issue of Ebony and his Journey to Dubai which started a new series of adventure books.
Photo By Mimi Brown
MIND: Ginkgo Biloba for memory loss and circulation. Ginkgo Biloba was used as early as 2800 B.C. in China by the first emperor for his royal court to increase memory. One of China's sacred trees came to America in 1784 on the estate of William Hamilton near Philadelphia to be used to resist insects and pollution. Today it is used worldwide as a tea or in capsule form for memory loss, circulation, early stages of Alzheimer's, hearing loss and depression. Ask your doctor before using.
BODY: The Holidays brings forth plenty of foods that we may not eat during the rest of year. If you want to eat or try something new, eat just a little of it at first. Be aware of how many sweets you eat for the amount of sugar intake can change your attitude, the way you feel and your body shape. Enjoy the Holiday foods in small portons, that way we can enjoy many dishes without feeling out of balance.
SOUL: "A bad attitude is like a flat tire, can not get to where you want to be until you change it."