Salt n Pepa

Twenty years ago today Salt-N-Pepa took the first steps towards making music history with the release of their fourth studio album, “Very Necessary.” Released on…

DJ Spinderella, born Dee Dee Roper, is one of hip-hop’s most enduring pioneers. As the longtime deejay for hip-hop duo Salt N Pepa, Spin has…

Skillz presents: Hip-Hop Confessions ep. 9 — Ladies First from Visually Inklined on Vimeo. In his next episode of “True Hip-Hop Confessions” Skillz gets MC Lyte and Salt & Pepa to spill their guts on some back-in-the-day hip-hop trivia. MC Lyte confesses that the Porsche she sported on her album over was not hers, and […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) MTV Offices/Studios 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 When: August 6, 1988 What: The first nationally televised rap video show debuts on MTV with Eric B & Rakim’s “Follow the Leader.” Host Fab Five Freddy’s first guests were Salt-N-Pepa. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, […]

The legendary hip hop duo, Sandra Denton and Cheryl James aka Salt-N-Pepa made an appearance at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. The two were spotted together on the red carpet at the Barnstable Brown Gala. Pep, being her usual fashionable self, rocked a black, spandex, ripped jumpsuit while Salt kept it simple just […]

Salt n Pepa, Yo Yo and MC Lyte were some of the pioneers in the hip hop game for women.  We honor them in today’s Wild Wednesday pick – “Shake Your Thang.”

Oaktown’s 357 was MC Hammer’s girl group.  The duo, which served as Hammer’s backup dancers before making their debut as a group, featured Terrible T and Sweet LD. Their first album “Wild and Loose,”  featured the single “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.” It peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Hot Rap singles chart. In 1990, the duo released […]

Sandy “Pepa” Denton of the legendary rap group Salt N’ Pepa is sharing her thoughts on Nicki Minaj. The veteran emcee turned reality show star says she can relate to the position Nicki’s in now as she tries to balance her racy sex appeal with her newly crowned position as a role model. She tells […]