2013 I Am Hip Hop Hall of Fame

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Salt-N-Pepa

Year of Honor: 2010

Long before there were Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown and Nicki Minaj, there were a number of artists breaking down barriers for femcees, including Queen Latifah and Monie Love. Cheryl 'Salt' Wray and Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, also known as Salt-N-Pepa, were perhaps the most impactful. 

With their fun rhymes and openness about socially-conscious issues, the princesses from Queens, NY, gave way to the Azealia Banks' of today.

(Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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