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Salt-n-Pepa re-play classics at 1st Mariner concert
Salt-n-Pepa re-play classics at 1st Mariner concert

This weekend two vastly different rap duos will perform in Baltimore. The first one, Salt-n-Pepa, formed in New York and are icons of the genre. The second one, AK Slaughter, are homegrown, and barely five years old. Cheryl James and Sandy Denton — Salt and Pepa, respectively — have been performing together since the 80s. They regularly bill themselves as the first ever female rap crew. Though that claim is debatable — South Carolina trio The Sequence came before them, for instance — they achieved mainstream success early on with the risqué classic "Push it." Later, the cemented their reputation with "Let's Talk about Sex" and in...