Lifetime will be exploring early female hip-hop pioneers with a new scripted miniseries about none other than Salt-N-Pepa, the network announced Wednesday.
The miniseries, simply titled Salt-N-Pepa, will follow the story of nursing students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they navigate the hip-hop landscape following their first recording experience with a friend’s school project. Lifetime has not yet announced casting, but the real-life James and Denton are involved in the project as executive producers (alongside Jesse Collins, Queen Latifah, and Shakim Compere, among others).
Perhaps because of their involvement, the show will make use of Salt-N-Pepa’s iconic songs like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Whatta Man,” “Shoop,” and “Push It.”
Earlier this year, Cardi B became the first solo female artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, but the road to Invasion of Privacy was paved by artists like Salt-N-Pepa. Their song “None of Your Business” won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1995, making them the first female rap act to win any kind of Grammy. They were also the first female rap act to go platinum.