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SALT N PEPA

Salt-N-Pepa started out as the girls from Queens calling out Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. Through hard work and dedication, they became superstars, style icons, and have the best-selling album by a female Hip-Hop act.

1994

Salt N Pepa What a Man

SALT-N-PEPA ON "WHATTA MAN," 2PAC, & RUNNING WITH OPRAH

"Whatta Man" would be a monster hit heading into 1994 — cementing the group as not only one of Hip-Hop's most successful acts — but as one of the biggest in music. 

1990

Salt N Pepa Shoop

HOW SALT-N-PEPA USED "SHOOP" & "EXPRESSION" TO FIND THEIR VOICE

As the 80s came to a close, Salt-N-Pepa were pushing to assert their own voice. Salt would pen and produce a hit single that announced who Salt-N-Pepa would be in the 1990s. Soon, Pepa would follow suit with a megahit of her own.

1989

Salt N Pepa Grammy Boycott

THE STORY BEHIND SALT-N-PEPA & HIP-HOP'S GRAMMY BOYCOTT

In 1989, the Grammys debuted its first Hip-Hop category: Best Rap Performance. But the award was famously untelevised, leading to several of Hip-Hop’s biggest names like Salt-N-Pepa to boycott the awards show. 

1988

Salt N Pepa Pop Rap

SALT-N-PEPA AND THE BACKLASH AGAINST POP RAP

Salt-N-Pepa had to vault over skeptics with sheer commercial clout. No one could deny their hits or their staying power.

1985

Salt N Pepa Friendship

THE STORY OF SALT-N-PEPA'S FRIENDSHIP FORGED IN THE LUNCHROOM

Sandy Denton had hopes of becoming a psychiatrist. Cheryl James thought she would work at a Sears call center. And then fate intervened. 

1990

Salt N Pepa Shoop

HOW SALT-N-PEPA USED "SHOOP" & "EXPRESSION" TO FIND THEIR VOICE

As the 80s came to a close, Salt-N-Pepa were pushing to assert their own voice. Salt would pen and produce a hit single that announced who Salt-N-Pepa would be in the 1990s. Soon, Pepa would follow suit with a megahit of her own.

1988

Salt N Pepa Pop Rap

SALT-N-PEPA AND THE BACKLASH AGAINST POP RAP

Salt-N-Pepa had to vault over skeptics with sheer commercial clout. No one could deny their hits or their staying power.

1994

Salt N Pepa What a Man

SALT-N-PEPA ON "WHATTA MAN," 2PAC, & RUNNING WITH OPRAH

"Whatta Man" would be a monster hit heading into 1994 — cementing the group as not only one of Hip-Hop's most successful acts — but as one of the biggest in music. 

1989

Salt N Pepa Grammy Boycott

THE STORY BEHIND SALT-N-PEPA & HIP-HOP'S GRAMMY BOYCOTT

In 1989, the Grammys debuted its first Hip-Hop category: Best Rap Performance. But the award was famously untelevised, leading to several of Hip-Hop’s biggest names like Salt-N-Pepa to boycott the awards show. 

1985

Salt N Pepa Friendship

THE STORY OF SALT-N-PEPA'S FRIENDSHIP FORGED IN THE LUNCHROOM

Sandy Denton had hopes of becoming a psychiatrist. Cheryl James thought she would work at a Sears call center. And then fate intervened. 

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