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There are two ways of combating the blazing misogyny of gangsta rap: with water or with fire. Journalists, teachers, and ministers have been trying to douse the flames of sexism with intellectual and moral arguments. The reasoning is persuasive, but it's doubtful it reaches rap's hard-core young audience. For that crowd, you have to fight fire with fire, and that's just what the female rap trio Salt 'N' Pepa have done so successfully with Very Necessary. With their explicit rapping about bedroom gymnastics, Salt 'N' Pepa are unlikely to be held up as role models in classrooms or churches anytime soon. For a sexually active teenage girl, however, the trio shows how you can get your pleasure without putting up with any disrespect. Salt 'N' Pepa's hit singles "Whatta Man" and "Shoop" are both sensual appreciations of the men they like, but the album also contains some hilarious, pitiless putdowns of the men who don't treat them right. --Geoffrey Himes
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 12, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: October 12, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: London
  • ASIN: B000001FHM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,550 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Very necessary by Salt 'n Pepa is one of the best rap albums I have heard. I give this CD 4 stars, though, because not all of the tracks are excellent. "Shoop", "None of your business", and "Step" are the best tracks on the album. If you like women rappers, this is a must-have for your collection. Salt 'n Pepa is a very talented group and all of their albums are great.
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Salt 'N Pepa's "Very Necessary" is one of the few albums where you never think of skipping a track. Every song is not good, not great, but EXCELLENT. They were, of course, the first and best women in hip-hop music (not to mention the cutest). Although only three of the songs on Very Necessary made it to the Billboard Top 40, they're all on the list of my 100 favorite songs of all time. If you were a kid in the '90s, you'll certainly love Salt 'N Pepa's 1993 album Very Necessary.
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I enjoyed recieving this CD. I had it before, but it was stolen by some near-do-wells who couldn't buy there own. Anyway, it is an excellent CD for you old school-ers by a group of ladies that knew how to rap. You won't find this type of sophisticated rapping anymore (at least not in my age bracket).
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I went on vacation and rented a cabin that had a great stereo system and tons of CD's. I remembered one of the song titles so I put this in and started dancing around with my 6 year old and 1 1/2 year old grandkids. We had a blast and as the CD played I remembered some of the other songs. What I like most about this album is that there are several songs that just get you up and moving. I quickly ordered it once I returned home and now have such fond memories of dancing with the grandkids. I play it regularly.
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By A Customer on May 18, 1998
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No one does it better than Salt N Pepa when it comes to hardcore rap lyrics mixed with sweet funky rhythms. And do these women tell the truth? Check out "Sommatime Man" "Somebody's Gettin' On My Nerves" or "Whatta Man" and see if you don't find yourself adopting their p.o.v. as your own! Totally crucial S&P!
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By A Customer on September 24, 1999
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i've enjoyed these women for years.they don't always get there props and that ain't right cuz they have meant alot not only to rap but to other forms of music.if it was just to look good and rap then that would be one thing but these women have the goods musically and looks.this disc has some great jams like shoop among others.
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Amazing album... anyone who grew up in the 90s knows all of the words to at least "Shoop" and "Whatta Man", but the album overall is fantastic... I had the tape as a kid, and couldn't resist buying the CD. So much to love!
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Very Necessary is "very necessary" to own. This CD came out when I was 6 and it was actually my first CD (well actually cassette). This CD is absolutely faboulous. Just the other day me and my best friend were talking about how we use to jam this cassette so much...We use to stand in the mirror and dance when Sexy Noises Turn Me On, Whatta Man,and Groove Me came on, and then turn into miny rappers when we hear None Of Your Business and Shoop. This CD brings back so many memories.
These sistas are truly talented, and I wish we could have more artists these days perform like the girls of Salt and Pepa. They could turn on the sexy and then then bring out the rapper and still be sexy doin it. I miss Salt and Pepa!!! Come back girls and knock us out with some more hits!!!
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