The best rappers are masters of language, rhyme, and the ability to walk onstage in front of thousands of people and talk about some very sexy topics. Watch the best with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Salt-N-Pepa
- When: Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Joe's Bar
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $60 for general admission and a two-hour all-you-can-drink package (up to an $85.75 value)
- $76 for the VIP viewing area, a three-hour all-you-can-drink package, and an appetizer buffet (up to a $126.75 value)
The show is presented by @Properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund with proceeds going to benefit Lake County Cares & Youth Job Center.
When Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" dropped in 1986, it was the push heard round the world. Back then, rap hadn't dominated radio yet—in fact, many assumed the genre was a passing fad. But when the track landed on radio, wooing woofers with its strutting synths, sensual sighs, and the tag-team vocal attack of Cheryl James ("Salt") and Sandra Denton ("Pepa"), it made a landmark announcement: not only was rap here to stay, but it was also no longer just a man's game. After "Push It" earned a Grammy nomination and made Salt-N-Pepa the first all-female rap group to go platinum, it was clear that the group had permanently crashed the former boys' club of rap.
Salt-N-Pepa further cemented themselves as the "queens of hip-hop" with hits that still sound fresh. Their dance-floor smashes are empowering, but not preachy; sometimes controversial, but not in a button-pushing way. It takes moxie to release a song like "Let's Talk About Sex" in the straight-laced, stirrup-pantsed year of 1990, but the song got people talking instead of giggling. Later hits such as "Shoop" and their En Vogue collaboration, "Whatta Man," became staples of karaoke nights and permanent fixtures in the pop and R & B lexicon. That influence carries through today. After a hiatus, Salt-N-Pepa have made a stellar return in the 2000s, appearing as one of the few rap groups on The Oprah Winfrey Show, earning BET's I Am Hip-Hop award, and starring in reality shows. On stage, Salt-N-Pepa get back to what they do best in a set of greatest hits from their near three-decade career.
Joe's Bar on Weed St.
940 West Weed Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622