"Shoop" is the lead single released from Salt-N-Pepa's fourth studio album, Very Necessary. It was produced by Mark Sparks and group member Salt. The song features an uncredited verse by rapper Big Twan.
Released late in 1993, the song became one of the group's most successful singles, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Rap Singles chart at number one (their second single to do so). Two months after its release, "Shoop" was certified gold by the RIAA; it went on to sell 800,000 copies. The success of both this single and the follow-up single, "Whatta Man" propelled Very Necessary to sell over five million copies in the US, becoming the group's best-selling album.
^Friedwald, Will (2004). Bluebird Presents: It's De Lovely - The Authentic Cole Porter Collection (liner notes). New York: BMG Music. p. 6."We don't even need the additional evidence of rock and country artists doing albums of standards that include Porter songs, or the recent rap hit "Shoop" which quotes the phrase "the voodoo that you do so well" from Porter's 1929 'You Do Something To Me.'"