Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Very Necessary has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping programs! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Other Sellers on Amazon
Lowest price: Used - Very Good
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: vtcrafts
Seller Rating: (29)
Add to Cart
Buy New
$1.79
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
$4.00
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Very Necessary
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Very Necessary

42 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 12, 1993
"Please retry"
$8.59
$0.83 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$8.59 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Very Necessary + 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Salt-N-Pepa [Jewel]
Price for both: $12.58

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

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


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
  1. Groove Me 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. No One Does It Better 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Somebody's Gettin' On My Nerves 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Whatta Man [feat. En Vogue] 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. None Of Your Business 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Step 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Shoop 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Heaven Or Hell 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Big Shot 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Sexy Noises Turn Me On 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Somma Time Man 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Break Of Dawn 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. I'Ve Got Aids 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 

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 (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Simeon Alacoque Suscipperra on October 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Franklin J. Caldwell on February 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
Format: Audio CD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1998
Format: Audio CD
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pamela E. Guidry on March 6, 2009
Format: Audio CD
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!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette Marshall on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I like this CD. It can get me uplifted in the mornings so that I may begin my day!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
salt n pepa knew how to make some of the most memorable hip hop hooks of all time
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Very Necessary
This item: Very Necessary
Price: $8.59
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop