Salt ‘N’ Pepa ‎– Push It (Remix) (1988)

Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York, that was formed in 1985.The group, consisting of Cheryl James (“Salt”), Sandra Denton (“Pepa”) and Deidra Roper (“DJ Spinderella”), was one of the first all-female rap crews.

The band’s first album Hot, Cool & Vicious was released in December 1986 and provided some moderate R&B hits with the singles “My Mic Sound Nice”, “Tramp”, and “Chick On The Side”. But when San Francisco DJ and producer Cameron Paul created a remix to “Push It”, the B-side of the “Tramp” single, it gave the group their first major hit.  “Push It” (US #19, UK #2) became a platinum single in the United States, and a hit in several other countries, and was added to subsequent pressings of Hot, Cool & Vicious. It was nominated for a Grammy Award, and the strength of that single catapulted the album to platinum sales in the US with one million sold, making Denton, James, and Roper the first female rap act (group or solo) to go gold or platinum.The album ultimately sold 1.3 million copies worldwide.

Push It (Noise Boyz Re-Mix)                        5:10

Push It (Alan Coulthard Re-Mix)                    6:25

Tramp (Remix)                                           3:30

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3 comments on “Salt ‘N’ Pepa ‎– Push It (Remix) (1988)

  1. Good post! Interesting to note that these “Champion” remixes are exclusive to the UK, and the Noise Boyz Re-Mix contains samples from The Kinks “You Really Got Me”. The Noise Boyz Re-Mix also appears, uncredited, on the rare Champion Classics compilation CD. I can remember hearing these the first time in a small US club and running up to the DJ to find out how to get a copy.

  2. Would be great to post the Champion Remix 12″ of Paul Lekakis “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room)” as the mix and dub by Phil Harding are significantly different than other releases, and I don’t recall seeing anyone post this.

  3. Yeah, Champion is a GREAT label in the late 80s till the mid 90s. So many exclusive UK remixes. Thanks for these, EV!
    And Paul, don’t forget the many hard to find Sybil remixes on the Champion label too.

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