From Salt-N-Pepa to the Spice Girls: 10 girl groups that defined the ’90s

No. 4: Salt-N-Pepa

Sexy, sassy and socially-aware, hip hop’s first (and really only) superstar girl group were all over radio in the 90s. From anthems like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” and the uber-hit “Whatta Man,” to calls for women to assert themselves with “Expression,” and playful come-ons like “Shoop;” for a generation of young women, Salt, Pep and Spinderella defined what it meant to be a B-girl with brains and backbone.

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.



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