Sandra Denton life and biography

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Sandra Denton biography

Date of birth : 1964-11-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-24
Credited as : Salt-N-Pepa, The Surreal Life, Let's Talk About Pep

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Sandra Denton, known as Pepa, is a Jamaican American rap/hip hop artist, actress, and a member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Denton's family moved to Queens, New York when she was a child. In 1985, while studying nursing at Queensborough Community College, she met Cheryl "Salt" James.
With production by Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor", they released a single called "The Showstopper" which became a moderate R&B hit. Shortly after in 1986, Deidra "Spinderella" Roper joined as the group's DJ as a full-length debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious, was being released. The trio released a total of five studio albums: "Hot, Cool, and Vicious" (1986), A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), Blacks' Magic (1990), Very Necessary (1993), and Brand New (1997), plus several greatest hits albums.

Salt-n-Pepa disbanded in 2002 several months after their Brand New album was released on Red Ant Records. Pepa's group member Salt had stated she was ready to leave the music industry. The trio reunited for a performance on VH1's Hip Hop Honors program on September 22, 2005.

In 2005, Pepa was a cast member of VH1's The Surreal Life (season 5). Pepa's acting credits also include the motion picture Joe's Apartment, an appearance in the HBO movie First Time Felon, and a stint as Officer Andrea Phelan on the HBO drama, Oz. She also starred on The Surreal Life: Fame Games.

Salt-n-Pepa reformed in 2008, and are still in the process of releasing an album since reforming as they work out past issues. Pepa teamed up with Salt for VH1's The Salt-N-Pepa Show. Pepa also starred in her own reality show on the network entitled Let's Talk About Pep, a name play off the group's hit song "Let's Talk About Sex". She can also be heard speaking a Jamaican chant in the song "Need U Bad" by Jazmine Sullivan.

In August 2008, Pepa released her autobiography, which was also entitled Let's Talk About Pep. It was co-written by Karen Hunter, and it offered a look behind the fame, family, failures, and successes of her life in one of hip-hop's most successful groups. It features an introduction by Queen Latifah, and an epilogue by Missy Elliott. To accommodate the book, Pepa launched her own social network for her fans.On October 23, 2008 Salt-N-Pepa performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

In January 2011, Pepa appeared in an episode of the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" as a woman who falls for the Terry Crews character of Nick.

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