The authorized biopic uncovers the women behind the music and reveals how their very different personalities – one salt of the earth, the other hot and spicy – fueled their creativity and tested the bonds of their enduring friendship. The project will also star Cleveland Berto as music producer “Hurby Azor,” Jermel Howard as rapper “Treach” and Monique Paul stars as “DJ Spinderella.”
The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men.
Mario Van Peebles signed on to the direct the movie that was penned by The New Edition Story writer Abdul Williams. Some of the group’s biggest hits will also be featured in the project.
Salt-N-Pepa will drop on Jan. 23. The three-hour film will premiere at 8 p.m. EST and will be followed by a one-hour interview special hosted by Loni Love.