With truck gold ropes around their necks and a fire in their hearts to entertain, inspire, and slay the competition— three feminine figures emerged from the shadows and kicked in the door of the male dominated hip hop industry. The legend of Salt-N-Pepa was born. Hip hop aficionados have long branded the 80’s and early 90’s the ‘Golden-Era’ of hip hop. And if that is the case, Salt-N-Pepa is the sparkling shiny finish on that block of gold. Long before the days of high profile social media platforms, Salt-N-Pepa commanded the attention of millions of followers by way of their air-tight rhyme flow, mass pop appeal, fashion, fun and unapologetic femininity. They are the first female rap group to attain platinum status. They have since gone on to sell more than 12 million albums. Their brand of girl power and strong feminine artistry changed the hip-hop landscape and blazed a trail for numerous female artists and groups in pop, R&B, and hip-hop genres.