Originally calling themselves Super Nature (for just the first single), the group came out in 1985 with the single The Showstopper which was an answer record to Doug E. Fresh's hit single The Show. The Showstopper was produced by Hurby Azor, who had to do it as a school project. The finished recording garnered some airplay and the independent Pop Art Records gave it an official release and The Showstopper became a modest R&B hit.
Grammy award-winning group Salt ‘N’ Pepa are the BIGGEST selling female rap-group of all time and without a doubt one of the most influential hip hop groups ever! Consisting of Cheryl Williams (‘Salt’) Sandra Denton (‘Pepa’) and Deidra ‘Dee Dee’ Roper (DJ ‘Spinderalla’) the trio originally from Queens, (New York) hit the UK charts in 1986 with the massive unforgettable single ‘Push It’.
Peaking at No.2 in the UK singles chart this single put the act firmly on the map as one of the hottest rap groups on the block. Following the success of this came further singles ‘Shake Your Thang’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, ‘Shoop’ and ‘Whatta Man’ alongside five artist albums all of which have totalled sales in excess of fifteen million worldwide. As Grammy Award winners Salt ‘N’ Pepa have gone onto inspire female artists across the globe, whilst paving the way for underground acts to break into the mainstream.
Salt 'N' Pepa will perform live at this summer’s South West Four festival on Sunday 29th August.