By: CaraG @exclusivelycarag

Lifetime’s biopic on Hip Hop icons Salt-N-Pepa is set to air on Jan. 23, 2021, at 8 p.m., followed by an after-show exclusive interview to follow at 11 p.m.

The miniseries is co-produced by Queen Latifah and executive produced by Jesse Collins, Cheryl James, and Sandra Denton. While featuring some of their greatest hits, the documentary follows the early journey of Salt-N-Pepa during their time at Queensborough Community College as nursing students into their rise of fame in the world of Hip Hop. The cast includes G.G. Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James and Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton. Monique Paul will play Deidra Roper, aka DJ Spinderella.

“Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in Hip Hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of Hip Hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men,” Lifetime describes the first ladies of rap and Hip Hop.

Salt-N-Pepa included group members Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper) formed in 1985. They became the first female rap act to earn multiple Grammy wins while paving the way for female rappers. Their debut album Hot, Cool & Vicious sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, making them the first female rap group to achieve gold and platinum status. The iconic rap group sold over 15 million worldwide records and stands as one of the best-selling rap groups of all time.

However, the iconic trio had its fair share of ups and downs. The group departed in 2002 when Salt declared she was tired of the music industry and no longer wanted to be involved. A few years later, the group reunited to continue their musical journey and branch into the TV world with the serie, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, which aired on VH1.