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

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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.”