Thursday, October 12, 2017

VIBES from the VAULT: #SaltNPepa 'Shake Your Thang' feat. #EU [vid]

SALT N PEPA and Spinderella are  HIP HOP legends indeed!  And can we say that their 1st manager, producer, Hurby Luvbug was like the 1st 'Puffy'?    'Shake Your Thang' was one of my FAVORITE classics from this ICONIC hip hop trio.

"Shake Your Thang" is a 1988 single released by American R&B and hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. The single was released as the first single taken from their second studio album A Salt with a Deadly Pepa. It's credited as featuring Washington, D.C. based go-go band, E.U.. The song samples "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers and "Funky President" by James Brown. The song peaked at # 14 on the Billboard Rap charts and #8 on the Dance charts!

In an interview Cheryl James (aka 'Salt') stated she considers herself a feminist "in a way", emphasizing the need for women to avoid complete emotional and financial dependence on men. Songs like "Tramp" and "Shake Your Thang" express these feminist themes of female autonomy.

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