Power 99 DJ Diamond Kuts had to prerecord her mixes being played on the "bangin' hip-hop and R&B" station while she's touring with Lil' Mama and Philly R&B sensation Chris Brown.

They play the Wachovia Center on Dec. 20. Diamond, 24, grew up as Tina Dunham, in West Oak Lane and in South Jersey, and graduated Pennsauken High. Though female mixers are uncommon, she's persevered. "When you perfect your craft, people take notice of you. What I do is special," says Diamond. She plays the flute and drums and plans to buy a keyboard to use on her down time on the road to start writing new beats that she hopes to record with various artists.