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Salt-N-Pepa’s “Hot, Cool & Vicious” was the first gold and platinum album by a female rap group

Hot, Cool & Vicious (Released December 8, 1986) the debut album by Salt-N-Pepa, the all-female rap trio which consisted of members Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper) was the first gold and platinum album by a female rap group. Hot, Cool & Vicious peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 charts. The group’s No. 1 single “Push It” helped the album become a huge success. The album was produced by Hurby Azor and released by Next Plateau Records.

Hot, Cool & Vicious was certified gold by the RIAA on January 8, 1988 and certified platinum on March 23, 1988.

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Salt-n-Pepa’s “Hot, Cool & Vicious” was the first gold and platinum album by a female rap group

Salt-N-Pepa’s Hot, Cool & Vicious tracklist

  1. “Push It”
  2. Beauty and the Beat”
  3. “Tramp”
  4. “I’ll Take Your Man”
  5. “It’s Alright”
  6. “Chick on the Side” 
  7. “I Desire” 
  8. “The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)” 
  9. “My Mic Sound Nice”
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