Tuesday Tunes – “The Queens from Queens”

Since I recently had the pleasure of meeting two of my Hip Hop heroines, this Tuesday Tunes entry is dedicated to them.  Give it up for the Showstoppas…

SALT-N-PEPA

 

Yes, we all love their hits “Push  It”, “Let’s Talk about Sex” and “Whatta Man” but, let’s be real, we’ve heard those songs enough to last a lifetime. I’ll give props to some lesser known S-N-P songs that came to mind.

-My Mic Sounds Nice
http://new.music.yahoo.com/salt-n-pepa/tracks/my-mic-sounds-nice–793519
This is probably my favorite S-N-P song. Delivery is crisp, lyrics are sassy and clever, and the track is jumpin’ (Some of the earliest Go-Go used in Hip Hop).  
Fun fact: “Hot, Cool, and Vicious” is the first album I bought with my allowance money. Haha I got it from Kozy Korner (remember that joint?) and I actually had to sneak and buy it because my mother banned me from listening to “Push It”. Haha

Yes, they autographed the actual cassette tape that I bought in ’88. This ancient artifact should be hanging in a museum or something.

 

-Everybody Get Up                                                 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KokcxYENvHM&NR=1&feature=fvwp
This cut is hot but the video is special to me because as a preteen I used to rehearse the dance steps with my friends. (*smh*) Nothing says cool like ripped jeans, leather jackets and meeting in a dark alley to have a dance battle. LOL

-None of Your Business
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q96-e042bk
This one isn’t one of my favorites but I just felt like telling people to MIND YOUR BUSINESS! ha

 

Shoutouts to the female Rap groups that were ‘inspired’ by S-N-P  back in the day(I’m not going to say they were bitin’ but in some cases the shoe fits) : 

Finesse and Synquis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYt9nbatek0&feature=related (audio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn0nlgMb6Fo&feature=related (video from Video Music Box. Wowww)

JJ Fad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3nPLoODtGU

Sylk Times Leather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJFT2H_numA&feature=related
Hold up… Did these chicks sample “Push It” in the first verse? Violation!

If you don’t realize that Salt-N-Pepa were one of the most influential groups in Hip Hop you need to be slapped with a big ass dookie rope chain.

School’s out! 🙂

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