Hot, Cool & Vicious

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
One of the first albums to be released by an all-female rap group, Hot, Cool & Vicious is paced by its opening track, "Push It," one of the first rap songs to hit number one on the dance singles charts. Considering how little Salt-n-Pepa actually rap on "Push It," which is all about its instrumental hook, they maintain a surprisingly strong presence over most of Hot, Cool & Vicious. No, they aren't technical virtuosos on the mic, but their fairly basic raps are carried off with brash confidence and enthusiasm. Some of the other key tracks borrow ideas from outside sources: the single "Tramp" is a rap remake of the Otis & Carla soul classic, and "The Show Stopper"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
One of the first albums to be released by an all-female rap group, Hot, Cool & Vicious is paced by its opening track, "Push It," one of the first rap songs to hit number one on the dance singles charts. Considering how little Salt-n-Pepa actually rap on "Push It," which is all about its instrumental hook, they maintain a surprisingly strong presence over most of Hot, Cool & Vicious. No, they aren't technical virtuosos on the mic, but their fairly basic raps are carried off with brash confidence and enthusiasm. Some of the other key tracks borrow ideas from outside sources: the single "Tramp" is a rap remake of the Otis & Carla soul classic, and "The Show Stopper" is an answer record to Doug E. Fresh's "The Show." The duo's sass comes across very well on "My Mic Sounds Nice" and "I'll Take Your Man," and they're equally assertive on "Chick on the Side." In the end, the album needs a little more weight to really come across well, but it's fun and danceable all the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/1992
  • Label: London / Umgd
  • UPC: 042282836328
  • Catalog Number: 828363
  • Sales rank: 34,141

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Push It (4:26)
  2. 2 Beauty and the Beat (4:39)
  3. 3 Tramp (3:30)
  4. 4 I'll Take Your Man (6:22)
  5. 5 It's Alright (3:15)
  6. 6 Chick on the Side (4:54)
  7. 7 I Desire (3:16)
  8. 8 The Showstopper (6:22)
  9. 9 My Mic Sounds Nice (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Salt-N-Pepa Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Chris Parker Drums
Delores Drewry Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Patrick Adams Engineer
Rod Hui Engineer
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor Arranger, Producer
Jeff Faville Art Direction
Steve Keitt Producer
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