We’re not going to lie: we’re nearly sick with excitement that Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue will perform together this weekend. The 90s icons are taking the stage at this year’s Billboard Awards in Las Vegas.
It’s all because Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton) and, let’s not forget, DJ Spinderella are celebrating a big anniversary. It's 30 years since they were the first female rap artists to hit the Top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Well deserved too: Push It would still get us out on a dance floor today – and we’re not going to lie, we’re feeling the chunky necklace/varsity jacket vibes. We're not the only ones either: Vogue wrote about them a few years back!
And then there was this. (Yep, that’s Beyonce, her mamma, and Blue Ivy Carter paying homage to the Salt-N-Pepa look.)
We may well have lost an hour or two to a YouTube megamix of their tunes just now but really Salt-N-Pepa also deserves major credit for more than great music. The group was a trailblazer in the '90s – talking about women gettin’ theirs and being treated as equals by men.
Salt-N-Pepa will be performing the 1994 stomper, Whatta Man with the En Vogue laydees – who, by the way can still kill it live. We saw them in Dublin’s Vicar Street last year and they were fab. (They loved the crowd too!)
Whatta Man is still one of our absolute fave R&B tunes and if you haven't heard it in a while (or ever), here it is in all its 90s glory:
Then, as if all of that talent wasn’t enough - Janet Jackson (“Miss Janet if you’re nasty”) is set to be presented with the icon award at the same event. Our little music lovin' heats may just explode. Imagine if they all performed together!
Either way, it's basically it's going to be like a megamix of 90s R&B and hip hop awesomeness. We can’t wait.
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