No. 9 Blacks’ Magic by Salt-N-Pepa (1990)
Salt-N-Pepa were the First Ladies of Hip-Hop in the mid-to-late 1980s. But as the 1990s dawned, MC Lyte and Queen Latifah had emerged with more “serious” musical content that threatened to knock the trio into the pop-rap bargain bin. But Salt, Pep and Spin answered with their most well-produced set of songs, including anthems that derided misogyny, celebrated feminism and championed safe sex.