Queens Of Hip Hop Salt-N-Pepa Embark On Legends Tour

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All you Flashback fans, check this out.

Grammy Award-winning rap act [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Salt-N-Pepa[/lastfm] are embarking on a 20-city Legends of Hip-Hop Tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their first album release, 1986′s ‘Hot, Cool, & Vicious.’

Find out who they are taking with them on tour…it’s a Flashback dream!

The tour will feature such additional hip-hop heavyweights as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]MC Lyte[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Doug E. Fresh[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kool Moe Dee[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Slick Rick[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Naughty by Nature,[/lastfm] [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Biz Markie[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rob Base[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whodini[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kurtis Blow[/lastfm].

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Salt-N-Pepa[/lastfm], which consists of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandy “Pepa” Denton, and Deidre “Dee Dee” Roper (DJ Spinderella) broke barriers in rap as an all-women rap crew, who opened doors for other women in the male-dominated hip-hop industry. With such hit songs as ‘Push It,’ ‘Shoop,’ and ‘Whatta Man,’ Salt-N-Pepa intertwined such themes as safe sex and female empowerment in their songs. As a testament to their talent, the trio have held their own for a quarter century in an industry that has seen many acts come and go.

The group, which officially reunited in large part because of the VH1 reality show ‘The Salt-N-Pepa Show,’ realized that their fans have been itching for a reunion, and decided to put aside their differences and make the tour and other ventures materialize.

“We encounter so many people who said they long to hear and see us again in concert,” Salt said. “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.”

Speaking to the unprecedented success of a smaller version of the tour in 2010, Pepa added, “Last year, the response was incredible. From Atlanta to DC, we sold out each date. 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.”

This year’s ‘Legends of Hip-Hop Tour’ aims to bring together hip-hop lovers to celebrate this milestone for Salt-N-Pepa and enjoy a night of non-stop music and nostalgia.

LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP TOUR DATES

February 4 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center

February 5 Buffalo, TX Shea’s PAC

February 11 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center

February 12 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena

February 13 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium

February 18 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center

February 19 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

February 20 Newark, NJ PAC

February 25 Jacksonville, FL Coliseum

February 26 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

March 4 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium

March 5 Baton Rouge, LA Riverside Centroplex

March 11 Norfolk, VA Constant Conv. Ctr

March 12 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

March 13 Memphis, TN DeSoto Civic Center

March 18 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium

March 19 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theater

March 25 Richmond, VA Coliseum

March 26 Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center

April 2 Atlanta, GA Civic Center

source: BlackVoices

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