In Hip Hop History Today “Salt-n-Pepa released Hot, Cool & Vicious” Dec 8, 1986

Hot, Cool, & Vicious is the 1986 debut album by rap group Salt-n-Pepa. Released by Next Plateau Records on December 8, 1986, It was one of the first albums to be released by an all-female rap group. Hot, Cool, & Vicious also became the first album by a female rap act to attain gold and platinum status in America. The album features the songs “The Showstopper” and “I’ll Take Your Man”, recorded and released prior to the full album’s release. It also includes R&B radio favorites “Tramp” and “My Mic Sound Nice”, but it was after the 1987 addition of the dance-rap single “Push It” (US #1, UK #2), along with the replacement of two other tracks with remixed versions, that the album was propelled to gold status, then platinum status in America. The single itself was also certified platinum. Listen to Hot, Cool, & Vicious above.

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