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In the mid–1980s, Brooklyn–native Cheryl "Salt" James met Queens–native Jamaican rapper Sandra "Pepa" Denton, both studying nursing at Queensborough Community College. The pair became close friends and co–workers at Sears. Another co-worker Hurby Luv Bug was studying record production at the Center of Media Arts and asked Cheryl and Sandra to record for him as a class project. This resulted in the single "The Showstopper" (an answer record to Doug E. Fresh's The Show) in late–1985 and reached No. 46 on the Billboard R&B chart. In September 1986, They signed to Next Plateau Records, recruited female high-school student-DJ named "Spinderella" and adopted the stage name Salt 'N' Pepa. Their first album released in December 1986 languished until DJ's began playing "Push It" in 1987, sending it to No. 19 and pushing the record to platinum sales, resulting in their international breakthrough.
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Salt 'N' Pepa - Serious Beats 1 album art Various Beauty And The Beat Various - Serious Beats 1 (Comp) Serious Records (2) UK 1986 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Upfront 2 album art Various I'll Take Your Man (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Upfront 2 (Comp) Serious Records (2) UK 1986 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - R Rated Rap: Uncensored Versions Of Rap's Hottest Hits album art Various I'll Take Your Man (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - R Rated Rap: Uncensored Versions Of Rap's Hottest Hits (Comp) NuBeat Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Hip Hop 87 album art Various My Mike Sounds Nice (Remix) Various - Hip Hop 87 (Comp) Serious Records (2), Serious Records (2) UK 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Rap's Greatest Hits Volume 3 album art Various My Mike Sounds Nice (Remix) Various - Rap's Greatest Hits Volume 3 (Comp) Priority Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - The House That Rap Built album art Hurby's Machine Push It (Remix) and 1 more… Hurby's Machine - The House That Rap Built (Comp) Sound Check Records, Next Plateau Records Inc. Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Hot Rap album art Various Tramp (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Hot Rap (Album, Comp) K-Tel US 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Ultimate Trax 2 album art Various My Mike Sounds Nice Various - Ultimate Trax 2 (Comp) Champion UK 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Real Rap! album art Various I`ll Take Your Man (as Salt And Pepper) Various - Real Rap! (Comp) K-tel US 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Mr. Magic's Rap Attack Volume 3 album art Various Tramp (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Mr. Magic's Rap Attack Volume 3 (Comp) Profile Records US 1987 Sell This Version
DMC 49/2 Salt 'N' Pepa - February 87 - Mixes 2 album art Various My Mike Sounds Nice (as Salt & Pepa) Various - February 87 - Mixes 2(12", Comp, P/Mixed) DMC DMC 49/2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
816 968-1 Salt 'N' Pepa - City Rhythm Vol. 4 (12" Special) album art Various Push It (Full Length Remix) Various - City Rhythm Vol. 4 (12" Special)(LP, Comp) Polydor 816 968-1 China 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - High Life - Superhitmachine album art Various Shake Your Thang (It's Your Thing) Various - High Life - Superhitmachine (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Crazy House album art Various Push It (Full Length Remix) Various - Crazy House (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Now That's What I Call Music 13 album art Various Twist And Shout Various - Now That's What I Call Music 13 (Comp, Album) EMI, Virgin, Polygram UK 1988 Sell This Version
01 3440 22 Salt 'N' Pepa - Top Hits '88 album art Various Push It (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Top Hits '88(2xLP, Comp) Arcade 01 3440 22 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - 88 The Winners album art Various Push It (as Salt 'N Pepa) Various - 88 The Winners (Comp) WEA Australia 1988 Sell This Version
828 099-2 Salt 'N' Pepa - Giant album art Various I'll Take Your Man (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Giant(CD, Comp) London Records 828 099-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Chartpower '89 album art Various Push It (US Remix) Various - Chartpower '89 (Comp) Polyphon Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Deejay Rap album art Various Shake Your Thang (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Deejay Rap (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Het Beste Uit De Top 40 Van 'T Jaar 1988 album art Various Push It Various - Het Beste Uit De Top 40 Van 'T Jaar 1988 (Comp) EVA Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Rap Rap Rap album art Various Beauty And The Beat Various - Rap Rap Rap (Comp) K-Tel International (USA), Inc. US 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Club Mix '88 album art Various Push It (Full Length Remix) Various - Club Mix '88 (Comp, Album) Polystar (3) Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Hyperactive! The 12" Dance Album album art Various Push It Various - Hyperactive! The 12" Dance Album (Comp) Telstar UK & Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa -  Dance Hits album art Various Twist And Shout Various - Dance Hits (Comp) Finnlevy Finland 1988 Sell This Version