Salt-N-Pepa to perform 2015 Northalsted Market Days

Tue. August 4, 2015 3:31 PM by Andy Ambrosius

Salt-N-Pepa will perform Market Days Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. on the North Stage

Let's Talk About Sex, baby. Then we can Push It while we Shoop.

Yes, we love puns, but we love Salt-N-Pepa more. The group behind some of the '80s and '90s biggest and most iconic hits it coming to Market Days 2015, and things are bound to get wild.

Founded in 1985, the incomparable group Salt-N-Pepa was one of the first all-female rap groups ever, developed during a time where rap was seen as both a fad and demeaning to women.

The result? One Grammy Award, three MTV Video Music Awards and one BET Hip-Hop Icon Award. Cheryl James and Sandy Denton — who make up Salt-N-Pepa — became instant hits, spitting sassy lyrics that challenged the traditional roles of hip-hop.

Today's biggest artists like Nicki Minaj have Salt and Pep to thank for their success. Missy Elliot even wrote Pepa's epilogue in her book Let's Talk About Pep.

Want a taste of music history? Salt-N-Pepa will perform Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. on the festival's North Stage.

Scheduled for August 8-9, the 34th annual Northalsted Market Days takes over North Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, turning Boystown into a large summer celebration with three entertainment stages. $10 Suggested Donation.

2015 Northalsted Market Days: Saturday, Aug. 8 | Sunday, Aug. 9