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Brand NewWhat?s brand-new for these older sisters of hip-hop: an ode to God, tracks so buttery you can call them buppie rap, a slice of apocalyptic raunch, and a...Brand NewHip-Hop/RapWhat?s brand-new for these older sisters of hip-hop: an ode to God, tracks so buttery you can call them buppie rap, a slice of apocalyptic raunch, and a...1997-10-31
Salt-N-Pepa, Brand New

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Brand New

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

What?s brand-new for these older sisters of hip-hop: an ode to God, tracks so buttery you can call them buppie rap, a slice of apocalyptic raunch, and a slinky anti-prejudice collaboration with Sheryl Crow that succeeds despite platitudinous lyrics. What?s not so new anymore: skimpy old-school beats, boasts about their career and staying power, and rote odes to male booty. It?s telling of the changes in rap that S-N-P now seem like old-fashioned good girls acting bad.