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!