04/12/2012 11:58 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Salt-n-Pepa Looking Hot, Cool & Vicious: A Look Back

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of the girl group Salt-n-Pepa circa 1988. The all-female rap ensemble entered the hip-hop scene with their debut record Hot, Cool & Vicious, the album that gave the world "Push It" in its re-release. The group started in Queens, New York, while Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton were working at a local Sears--further proof that fashion and music go hand-in-hand. And these ladies clearly paved the way for Lil' Kim, Santigold, MIA and Nicki Minaj, both musically and stylistically. What do you think of the trio's '80s fresh hip hop style?

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