Sandra “Pepa” Denton: Still ‘Pushing It’ 30 Years Later

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and growing up in Queens, New York, Sandra “Pepa” Denton came up in humble beginnings but knew she destined to be better. As a college student, she teamed up with her friend Cheryl James to form the legendary hip-hop/rap duo Salt-N-Pepa. Accompanied by DJ Deidra Roper aka Spinderella, Salt-N-Pepa became one of the most successful hip-hop groups of the late 1980s and 1990s, releasing crossover hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “Shoop.”