Deborah “Granny” Johnson
The woman, the dance, the music, the legend.
With over forty years of experience behind her in the entertainment field, Deborah “Granny” Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table as actress, dancer, choreographer, musician, rapper and producer. Between 1975 and 1982, Granny & Robotroid, Inc. set the pace for Robotting and Boogaloo by being the first group to expose this style of dance professionally. The creators of the Strutting style of dance, the group “Granny & Robotroid, Inc.” was nationally and internationally seen on the Chuck Barris Gong Show which began airing in 1976, versions of their style spread around the world.
Granny & Robotroid Inc.’s legacy of dance style along with their music, backed by live bands, made them mighty warriors of dance and music.
Johnson’s music determination proved to be just in 1982 when she was offered a contract to do an album for Stevie Wonder’s “Black Bull Productions” from her rap entitled, “Granny’s Rap.” The significance is that she would have been the first African American female rapper.