Lifetime will be exploring early female hip-hop pioneers with a new scripted miniseries about none other than Salt-N-Pepa.
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.
Shadow & Act reveals that the primary roles have been officially cast with actresses GG Newton and Laila Odom protraying Salt and Pepa respectively. Actress Monique Paul will take on the role of Spinderella.
Other cast members will include Jermel Howard who will play rapper Treach. Treach married Pepa in 1999 and they would divorce in 2001. Cleveland Berto will also join on as producer Hurby Azor who played a significant role in Salt-N-Pepa's debut.
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... The miniseries will also feature their greatest hits like 'Let's Talk About Sex,' 'What a Man,' 'Shoop' and 'Push It,' among others.