They were signed to Next Plateau Records and Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The Dominion their single " Push It " on March 8,which hit number one in three countries and became a Top Ten or Top Twenty hit in various other countries. Salt-N-Pepa have sold over 15 million records worldwide,  making them one of the best-selling rap acts of all time, male or female.
The group has been nominated for a Grammy Award several times, the first being in for their hit song "Push It". The pair became close friends and co—workers at Sears. The single utilized a melody from the film Revenge of the Nerds. The finished recording garnered some airplay on a New York City rap radio program.
Inthe group recruited Deidra Roper, a year-old high-school student DJ named "Spinderella" after the departure of Hanson. The group entered the music industry at a time when hip hop was believed to be a fad and major record companies were very reluctant to sign hip hop artists. Salt-N-Pepa made their impact on hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups.
With lots of concerns about sexist lyrics and video clips that objectified women's bodies in hip hop, many feminists disliked rap and hip hop because of its bad portrayal of women.
However, Salt-N-Pepa changed the look of hip hop. They were scantily clad in sexy clothing and were not afraid to talk about sex and their thoughts about men. Their song " Let's Talk About Sex " was a huge hit. They signed to the independent Next Plateau Records to record a full-length album. It was nominated for a Grammy Awardand the strength of that single catapulted the album to platinum sales in Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The Dominion US with over one million copies sold, making Denton, James, and Roper the first female rap act to go platinum.
The album became certified gold-status, for excess sales ofcopies sold in the U. Scalped - Various - Play Me Again group's third album Blacks' Magic was released on March 19, Pepa would become the first group member to become pregnant.
Azor would produce some songs on the album. As he was producing other acts, he agreed to let the artists work with different producers to finish the album. James and Roper took on producing assignments themselves and the trio also hired different producers such as Invincible's producer Dana Mozie. This was the first album to feature Roper on vocals as well as DJ'ing.
The album ultimately sold 1. The group toured and Salt went on to co-star in the motion picture comedy Who's the Man? Pepa co-starred in the movie Joe's Apartment. Pepa had also been romantically involved with Treach of the rap group Naughty By Nature. The album is the best selling album by a female rap act. By the time of their next album release, Salt-N-Pepa had gone through the legal process of completely Pagin The Devil - Lester Young - Lester Leaps Again - Lester Young 1936-1944 away from Azor, whom they accused of unfair royalty payments.
Salt had already stopped being romantically involved with him due to their many ups-and-downs. The group undertook production duties once again, but without Azor involved in any part of the album. The result was their fifth album, Brand New which released on October 21,which hit stores a few months later.
However, Red Ant filed for bankruptcy soon afterwards, halting promotion on all its releases, including Salt-N-Pepa's album. The group toured in support of the album, but without any promotion or marketing from the now-defunct Red Ant, they only scored minor hits with "R U Ready" and " Gitty Up ". The album was certified gold in the U. Although not as big a seller as its predecessor, it Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The Dominion intact an unbroken string of platinum and gold studio albums by the trio.
Black Sun - Loop - The World In Your Eyes MarchSalt-N-Pepa embarked on a tour. Pepa married Treach of Naughty by Nature on July 27 of the same year. Pepa and Treach would remain married for two years but their tumultuous marriage would end in divorce on July 31, With no albums contractually due at the time, Salt decided to quit the group, stating she had enough of the music industry and no longer wanted to be involved in it.
They officially disbanded in Some time Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The DominionSalt announced that she would be releasing her first solo album, but never ended up doing so. The album was executive produced by ex- Three 6 Mafia member-turned-Christian rapper Mr. Salt also revealed in later interviews [ citation needed ] that she had suffered from bulimia "many years ago". Spinderella became a radio personality on KKBT She hosted The Backspin with DJ Mo'Dava nationally syndicated weekly radio show featuring old school hip hop music.
She also periodically DJs at various clubs. The trio was disbanded for a total of five years. It was the trio's first performance in six years, and was their first ever performance of "Whatta Man" with En Vogue on stage. All three women now have children. Pepa has a son and a daughter. Salt has a daughter and a son. Pepa initially started the formation of the series as she had previously appeared on the network in The Surreal Life.
The Salt-n-Pepa Show chronicled events in the lives of Pepa and Salt as they work out past issues and return to the recording studio. Spinderella has been featured in several episodes. The book was co-written by author Karen Hunter and offers a glimpse behind the fame, family, failures, and successes of Pepa's life, as well as being a member of one of hip-hop's most successful acts.
It features an introduction by Queen Latifahand an epilogue by Missy Elliott. To accompany the book, she also launched her own social network for her Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The Dominion and also starred in the reality TV series Let's Talk About Pep on the VH-1 network.
The name of the show was "Ladies of the 80s". They performed "Push It". Concert Series. They brought Charlando - Los Pitufos Makineros* - Los Pitufos Makineros rap duo Kid 'n Play after performing " Whatta Man ". The trio made a November appearance in a Geico insurance commercial performing "Push It".
The trio's hit song "Shoop" made a comeback on February 12,as one of the main theme songs featured in the blockbuster Marvel movie Deadpool. Fans who bought Salt-N-Pepa T-shirts at the tour were able to join the trio on stage to dance to Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun or Whatta Man, whilst the tour Aint Nuthin Funny - The Delinquents - The Dominion featured a special edition Push It jacket which if purchased would get 4 people back stage to meet the group.
In Marchit was announced that Salt-N-Pepa would have a biographical miniseries coming to the Lifetime network, highlighting the rise of the group to become one of the first successful female rap groups in hip hop. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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