Hot, Cool & Vicious

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Hot, Cool & Vicious
Studio album by Salt-n-Pepa
Released December 8, 1986
Recorded 1985–1986
Genre Hip hop, dance
Length 41:36
Label Next Plateau Records
Producer Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor
Salt-n-Pepa chronology
Hot, Cool & Vicious
(1986)
A Salt with a Deadly Pepa
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.0/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Hot, Cool, & Vicious is the debut album by rap act Salt-n-Pepa released by Next Plateau Records on December 8, 1986. It was one of the first albums to be released by an all-female rap group, and also became the first album by a female rap act to attain gold and platinum status in America.

The album features the songs "The Showstopper" and "I'll Take Your Man", recorded and released prior to the full album's release. It also includes R&B radio favorites "Tramp" and "My Mic Sound Nice", but it was after the 1987 addition of the dance-rap single "Push It" (US #1, UK #2), along with the replacement of two other tracks with remixed versions, that the album was propelled to gold status, then platinum status in America. The single itself was also certified platinum. In 1998, "Hot, Cool, & Vicious" was listed in The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. According to Salt and Pepa, they provided some additional uncredited lyrics to the album.[clarification needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Push It" (Remix) (Hurby Azor) – 4:26
  2. "Beauty and the Beat" (Azor) – 4:39
  3. "Tramp" (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Azor) – 3:30
  4. "I'll Take Your Man" (Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Azor) – 6:22
  5. "It's Alright" (Azor) – 3:15
  6. "Chick on the Side" (Remix) (Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer, David Rubinson, Azor) – 4:54
  7. "I Desire" (Azor, Nathaniel Wilson) – 3:16
  8. "The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)" (Azor) – 6:22
  9. "My Mic Sound Nice" (Azor) – 4:52
  • Note: "Push It" was not part of the original tracklisting of the 1986 release of "Hot, Cool & Vicious". The song was recorded in 1987 and added to later pressings of the album.

Samples[edit]

Chick on the Side

Beauty and the Beat

I Desire

I'll Take Your Man

My Mic Sounds Nice

Push It

Tramp

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Salt-N-Pepa: Hot, Cool & Vicious" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 2, 1987). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 2012-08-11.