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