Salt 'N Pepa* ‎– Hot Cool Vicious

Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Beauty And The Beat
Drums – Chris Parker (2)
A2 Tramp
Drums – Chris Parker (2)
A3 I'll Take Your Man 6:22
A4 It's All Right 3:15
B1 Chick On The Side
Written-By – Stephen Keitt
B2 I Desire
Backing Vocals – Dolores Drewry, Kelley Charles*Producer – Stephen KeittWritten-By – Nathaniel Wilson
B3 The Showstopper 6:22
B4 My Mike Sounds Nice 4:52

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Track B1 on the label credits H Azor & N. Wilson as writers. This may be an error as sleeve credits & later reissues state H. Azor & N. Wilson as the writers of track B2.
Also to add to confusion B1 on the sleeve credits H. Azor & Stephen Keitt as writers. Later reissues don't. Above credits go with the sleeve....

Artist name & album title as printed on sleeve spine: Salt-N-Pepa Hot, Cool & Vicious
Artist name as printed on centre labels: Salt - N - Pepa

Some copies were issued with a large round blue with white print 'hype' sticker attached to the front cover: 'Includes The Showstopper I'll Take Your Man And The New Single Beauty And The Beat PL 1007.'

Track durations stated on centre labels.

Publisher as printed on centre labels: Turnout Bros.

Printed on centre labels: (P) (C) 1986 Next Plateau Records, Inc.
Printed on rear sleeve: (P) (C) 1986 Next Plateau Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1834-41007-1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): PL-1007-A - Pa - 11-86
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): PL-1007-B - Pa - 11-86
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides runout, stamped): MASTERED BY TRUTONE
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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June 25, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
The very first album of Salt N Pepa (1986),where they used the sample of the Amen break, side B track 2 (I Desire).

I know that only some artists used the Amen break ,3rd Bass,2 Live Crew,some hardcore hip/hop bands and of course in (1988) N.W.A also used it...,which is most famous song after that the Amen got used in the hardcore/jungle scene from 1991 till today!
The combination with hardcore lyrics and the break is awesome,its like combinding 2 forces.
This album is pretty good of Salt N Pepa, as they introduce themselves to the world,with good songs and fine lyrics in combination of the good beats and snares!
So Amen addict and Rap/junglists lovers ,grab this one..if you ever come across it!
"Cause I Desire"!