#tbt Salt-N-Pepa – None Of Your Business

In the mood for some iconic music from the last century? No discussion of late ’80s or early ’90s pop culture is complete without paying homage to Salt-N-Pepa, otherwise known as Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandi “Pepa” Denton, and DJ Deidra “Spinderella” Roper. Hailing from Queens and Brooklyn, the Salt-N-Pepa ladies burst onto the music scene in 1985 and created a place for women in hip-hop and rap with iconic songs like “Push It” or “Let’s Talk About Sex.” Plus, as if their songs weren’t candid and empowering enough, Salt-N-Pepa could always be counted on to churn out boundary-breaking music videos (writhing around in a mud bath in “None of Your Business” comes to mind). Though we can’t think of anyone who can rock Lycra body suits better than the Salt-N-Pepa ladies could. EPIC! They were—refreshingly—never exploitative about their sexuality and liberation. TRUE MUSIC ICONS!