Legendary rap trio Salt-N-Pepa are repping for the old school set in 2011. Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandy “Pepa” Denton, and Deidre “Dee Dee” Roper (aka DJ Spinderella) are spearheading a 20-city “Legends of Hip-Hop” tour, commemorating the 25th anniversary of their 1986 debut Hot, Cool, & Vicious.
The tour sees the groundbreaking ladies hitting the road with a star-studded roster of veterans including Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Slick Rick, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Naughty By Nature, and Biz Markie. Kicking off the tour on February 4 in Cleveland, Ohio, the crew will make stops in Miami, Philadelphia, Memphis, and more before wrapping up the trek at Atlanta’s Civic Center on April 2.
“We encounter so many people who said they long to hear and see us again in concert,” said Salt in a statement. “People really miss seeing us out there. They come up to us and mention that our music touched them, brings back so many great memories for them, and helped them just see life differently.”
Salt-N-Pepa, who stirred up controversy with their hits “Push It,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” and “Whatta Man,” conceived the tour after selling out performances in 2010. “Last year, the response was incredible. From Atlanta to D.C., we sold out each date,” said Pepa. “People really want to see us and we really wanted to make this happen for our fans. Also, the timing was just right and it just all came together perfectly.”
Salt-N-Pepa’s “Legends of Hip-Hop” Tour Dates
Feb. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
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