With 30 plus years of industry talent under her belt Doreen Broadnax has returned………
Back in the 80’s you were probably listening to her sounds, Sparky D who was managed by Russell Simmons and toured on sellout concerts dates from state-to-state on the Fresh Fest Tour. She also recorded with the Brooklyn crew "The Play Girls" and was the first female battle rapper on wax against Roxanne Shante plus was the first female rapper to get an endorsement deal with Mountain Dew.
Sparky D, born Doreen Broadnax grew up in The Brooklyn, NY and first recorded with Brooklyn crew, The Playgirls who were on Sutra records. In 1984, Sparky appeared in a cameo on her boyfriend Spyder D’s single “Placin the Beat” on Profile.
Her first solo effort was “Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)” on NIA records produced Spyder D. This was one of the first answer records in the infamous “Roxanne Wars” of the mid-80’s, and the first one to be aimed squarely at Roxanne Shante. In 1985, we saw a vinyl showdown with Roxanne Shante which included tracks called “The Battle” (against her old crew The Playgirls, produced by Spyder D) which appeared in 3 mixes and “Roxanne’s Revenge”.
Also in 1985, she cut a track called “He’s My DJ” and “She’s So Def” with Kool DJ Red Alert. In 1987, she released “Throwdown” and “Sparky’s Back” both produced by Spyder D for B-Boy records.
Sparky D also released an album on B-Boy in 1988 which was called “Sparky D’s World” in the UK, but it was titled, “This is Sparky D’s World” in the US.
In 1991, she made an appearance alongside Grandmaster Caz on Malcolm McClaren and The World Famous Supreme Team Show album on the record “Opera House”.
After battling a few of life’s setbacks, in 2007 she found herself back at the top again to receive the 2007 Gospel Choice Awards for the song, “This Is for The Church.”
In February 2008 Sparky appeared on Stir It Up, a TV show hosted by Vonnie Battles, shown on JCTV, the world’s largest religious television network.
Now Dr. Sparky D the Apostle is delivering words of encouragement, wisdom and faith. She is back on her grind revealing her explosive 20-year journey from the rap game to the pulpit in her latest best-selling book, From the Pit to The Palace…Restructure, Rebuild Restore. Her spitfire tongue has gotten even stronger over the years with a powerful word for her followers.