Salt 'N' Pepa
Push it (1988)
Salt 'N' Pepa is an American rap / hip-hop group, consisting of Cheryl James ("Salt"), Sandy Denton ("Pepa"), and Deidre "Dee Dee" Roper (DJ Spinderella). They debuted with "The Show Stopper", a response record to Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick's "The Show". It was an underground hit and Salt 'N' Pepa signed to Next Plateau. Their debut LP was Hot, Cool & Vicious (1986, which was produced by Salt's then-boyfriend, Hurby Azor, the group's manager, and he received songwriting credit for the album, though this was later disputed.