Salt-N-Pepa To Be Honored With Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Salt-N-Pepa is next up to get their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the news on Tuesday (Oct. 25) that the popular MCs will receive recognition in the Recording category.
“This upcoming star ceremony honoring Hip-Hop pioneers SaltN-Pepa will honor the amazing 80s music we all love and so many grew up with!” shared Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez in a press statement. “We’re placing these ladies of Hip Hop royalty adjacent to Amoeba Music and right next to the Walk of Fame star of another Queen of Hip Hop, Missy Elliott!”
The duo is made up of Cheryl James (Salt) and Sandra Denton (Pepa) who recognizably got their start back in 1985 and became widely known for their hit single “Push It.” Their track became the first rap song by a female act to hit the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1995, the group won the Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group in 1995 —- which made them the first women in the rap industry to win a Grammy Award.
MC Lyte and Roxanne Chante will appear as guest speakers at the event, which takes place on Friday (Nov. 4).
The entire ceremony will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com.