Salt-N-Pepa Will Be Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov 4th
Salt-N-Pepa will be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The pioneer Hip-Hop group will receive the star November 4th. MCs Roxanne Shanté and MC Lyte will speak at the ceremony. This will be the 2,738th star located on 6212 Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to Amoeba Music.
Missy Elliott tweeted,
“What a Blessing to be beside Salt & Pepa who inspired me to Rap! My sisters for over 2 Decades! & they took a lot of Criticism coming in this game to make the female emcees after them walk through the door a lot easier Thank you S&P RESPECT.”
The group was formed in New York City in 1985. Group members included Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper). They were signed to Next Plateau Records and released their single "Push It" in 1987, which hit number one in three countries and became a top 10 or top 20 hit in various countries. Their debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious, sold more than 1 million copies in the US, making them the first female rap act to achieve gold and platinum status. Their fourth album, Very Necessary, sold over 7 million copies worldwide (5 million in the U.S.), making it the highest-selling album by a female rap act in history at the time. (Wikipedia)