Salt 'N Pepa

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban
Tags: hip-hop rap female vocalists 80s hip hop rnb 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Salt (Cheryl James, 8 March 1964, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) and Pepa (b. Sandra Denton, 9 November 1969, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) grew up in the Queens district of New York City. They became telephone sales girls and envisioned a career in nursing until fellow colleague and part-time producer Hurby ‘Luv Bug’ Azor stepped in. He asked them to rap for his group the Super Lovers (credited on record as Supernature) on the answer record to Doug E. Fresh’s ‘The Show’. They started recording as Salt ‘N’ Pepa (correctly printed as Salt-N-Pepa) which was adapted from the Super Nature recording ‘Showstopper’. At that time they were under Azor’s guidance, and released singles such as ‘I’ll Take Your Man’, ‘It’s My Beat’ and ‘Tramp’, the latter a clever revision of the old Otis Redding / Carla Thomas duet. They also used the female DJ Spinderella aka Dee Dee Roper (b....

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