Salt-N-Pepa will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHO | HONORED Salt-N-Pepa

EMCEE Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

GUEST SPEAKERS MC Lyte and Roxanne Chante

WHAT Dedication of the 2,738th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHEN Friday, November 4 at 11:30 a.m. PT

WHERE 6212 Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to Amoeba Music

WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively on walkoffame.com

On Friday, November 4, at 11:30 a.m., Salt-N-Pepa will receive the 2,738th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Recording category. The star will be located at 6213 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the entertainment industry. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and business; uplift and inspire us all.

ABOUT OUR HONORED

“This upcoming Salt-N-Pepa Hip-Hop Pioneers Star Ceremony will honor the amazing 80s music that we all love and grew up with!” said Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez. “We put these ladies of hip-hop royalty next to Amoeba Music and right next to the Walk of Fame star of another hip-hop queen, Missy Elliott!” she added.

Joining host Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be MC Lyte and Roxane Chante. The duo of Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton pushed it very well as a pioneering duo that changed the face of music for women in hip-hop. Known as the first ladies of hip-hop, Salt-n-Pepa has been recognized for bringing fun, fashion, and femininity to hip-hop; their unique and authentic style made them relatable. Salt-n-Pepa grew up in different parts of New York. Pepa, who was born in Jamaica, lived in St. Alban, Queens, while Salt resided in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Their musical bond began to take shape when they met while students at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, Queens, where they created a diss track that became a local hit. Shortly after, Deidra “Spinderella” Roper joined the duo as the official DJ. Raised in Brooklyn, NY and only 16 at the time. Spinderella is considered the most famous and iconic female DJ in hip-hop.

With a new name and new buzz, Salt-N-Pepa landed a deal to make 1986’s Hot, Cool & Vicious, their debut LP that more than lived up to that spicy track. Propelled by “Push It”, their pop chart success, the album went platinum. Salt-N-Pepa proved they were more than the flavor of the moment with 1988’s A Salt with a Deadly Pepa, which is certified platinum.

The ladies really started to shake things up on their third album, 1990s Blacks’ Magic. Their music had a message, with uplifting anthems like “Expression”, “Independent” and “Let’s Talk About Sex”. Now they spoke for – and to – women in a way that was bigger than a beat of dope and a flow of flies. Salt-N-Pepa only grew with 1993’s Very Necessary, which, true to its title, proved to be an essential album. Boasting two Top 5 hits – “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” a killer collaboration with En Vogue – the LP went five times platinum. But it was “None of Your Business” that won them Grammy gold, for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, in 1995.

Now the pioneering ladies are living legends who see their legacies unfold while they are still on the move. And what a great list of accomplishments Salt-N-Pepa has had. They became the first female rap group to go gold and then platinum. They became, along with Queen Latifah, the first female MCs to win a Grammy. They became international superstars, taking hip-hop from Russia to Australia. And they still have the best-selling album of all time by any female rap artist: their 1993 blockbuster, Very Necessary.

For philanthropy, Salt supports Rock The Bells and Pep supports St. Jude.

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