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Marion’s Favorites: Salt N Pepa Movie

I’m an old school rap fan.  Big Daddy Kane and Rakim are my favorite rappers of all time.  LL Cool J, Run DMC, Gangstarr, Sir Mix-A-Lot & Heavy D are still in my regular rotation on my iPad.  But my favorite rap group of all time is Salt N Pepa.  I will admit a big reason for that is Cheryl ‘Salt’ James was my first celebrity crush.  Also, Salt N Pepa was the first music concert I attended at 15 year old in my hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.  There is definitely a nostalgic vibe going on here.

I watched the Lifetime Bio Pic of Salt N Pepa this evening.  I have to admit it was decent.  The movie covered their start in mid 1980s until their reunion at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in 2005.  Salt N Pepa burst onto the scene with their dis record call The Showstopper where they called out Doug E. Fresh who was huge at the time.  Their biggest hit, Push It, was a major part of the movie and their other hits, Shoop, Let’s Talk About Sex, & Whatta Man were featured as well.

The movie showed their relationship troubles and the shadiness of the music business.  Salt N Pepa were the groundbreaking female rap group of their time and their influence is seen throughout the musical genre.  Also, I found out some elements of why they broke up and how Salt N Pepa’s relationship was strained for quite some time.

If you are an old school rap fan, then I will recommend you watch the Salt N Pepa movie.  It was a trip down memory lane I enjoyed quite a bit and their music has left an indelible mark on hip-hop.  They are still my favorite rap group of all time and I’m happy to see them get their just due.

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 37: My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire by Maurice White

I was challenged recently by a blog reader to read and review more nonfiction books. I have read fiction books for most of my reading life. There were numerous reasons why I have gravitated towards novels instead nonfiction. However, I chose not to state those reasons in response and accepted their challenge. I have decided… Continue Reading

Music Review 4: Incognito-Surreal

For those who known me personally know that Incognito has been one of the bands I have listened to consistently over the past 20 years. (Pat Metheny Group is the other band.) They are my favorite band and everytime I have played their music for someone, people have always been very receptive to their British… Continue Reading

Music Review 3: Fred Hammond’s God, Love, and Romance

I read from an interview prior to Fred Hammond’s latest release, God, Love, and Romance that he was unsure how his fans would receive it. Well, I believe his fans should not worry about that at all and he will pick up some new fans from this excellent CD. Hammond covers the topic of love… Continue Reading

Marion’s Favorite Things II

I’ve been reading a lot of top 10 lists lately and I decided I want to do one of my own. My other major hobby besides reading and writing….is listening to music. So I was thinking of the Top 10 Songs that I have listened to the most of my life. Here we go: 1)… Continue Reading