Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2023)¬†‚ÄstGRAMMY¬ģ¬†Award-winning¬†trailblazing hip-hop group¬†Salt-N-Pepa¬†will celebrate three decades of their classic fourth full-length album,¬†Very Necessary, with the release of¬†Very Necessary (30TH¬†Anniversary Edition), out October 20, 2023 via¬†UMe. Various configurations include a Limited-Edition Deluxe Double LP and 2CD Deluxe as well as a Digital Deluxe version. This stands out as the first time the album will be pressed on 2LP black vinyl and 2CD Deluxe. Plus, the 2CD Deluxe will also feature liner notes on the making of their massive hit,¬†‚ÄúShoop.‚ÄĚ

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With audio remastered in HD, the Limited-Edition Deluxe Double LP features four bonus tracks on blue vinyl, including¬†‚ÄúEmphatically No,‚Ä̬†a¬†Remix¬†of¬†‚ÄúShoop,‚Ä̬†and two fresh¬†Remixes¬†of¬†‚ÄúWhatta Man.‚Ä̬†In addition to the latter, the 2CD Deluxe and Digital Deluxe Edition boasts a total of 13 bonus tracks. These range from the new original¬†‚ÄúLet‚Äôs Talk About AIDS‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúI Am The Body Beautiful‚Ä̬†to various alternate mixes, acapellas, and instrumental tracks. Not to mention, this marks the first time all of the bonus tracks, with the exception of¬†‚ÄúI Am the Body Beautiful,‚Ä̬†will be available on DSPs.

See the full track listing below.

Very Necessary¬†initially arrived on October 12, 1993. It climbed to the Top 5 of the¬†Billboard¬†200 and eventually moved over 5 million copies in the U.S., going quintuple-platinum.¬†‚ÄúShoop‚Ä̬†popped off as the groups first Top 5 entry on the Hot 100, and¬†‚ÄúWhatta Man‚Ä̬†cracked the Top 3.¬†‚ÄúNone of Your Business‚Ä̬†notched a GRAMMY¬ģ¬†Award‚ÄĒthe group‚Äôs first‚ÄĒin the category of¬†‚ÄúBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.‚Ä̬†In a retrospective review,¬†Pitchfork¬†professed, ‚ÄúSalt-N-Pepa¬†laid out their best music and bravest activism on¬†Very Necessary, an album about love, agency, and take-no-shit femininity from the Queens rap group.‚ÄĚ Meanwhile, EMMY¬ģ¬†Award-nominated¬†Insecure¬†creator¬†Issae Rae¬†sat down with the group for a¬†New York Timesinterview earlier this year and stated,¬†‚ÄúI grew up on¬†Salt-N-Pepa. I‚Äôve always admired their collaboration as partners and the way they complement each other.‚ÄĚ

Stay tuned for more news and announcements coming soon.

VERY NECESSARY (30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION) TRACKLISTING

2LP ‚Äď Disc 1

1.     Groove Me (Side A)

2.     No One Does it Better (Side A)

3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Somebody’s Gettin’ On My Nerves (Side A)

4.     Whatta Man (Side B)

5.     None Of Your Business (Side B)

6.     Step (Side B)

2LP ‚Äď Disc 2

1.     Shoop (Side A)

2.     Heaven Or Hell (Side A)

3.     Big Shot (Side A)

4.     Sexy Noises Turn Me On (Side B)

5.     Somma Time Man (Side B)

6.     Break Of Dawn (Side B)

7.     I’ve Got Aids (PSA) (Side B)

2LP Deluxe ‚Äď Disc 1

1.     Groove Me (Side A)

2.     No One Does it Better (Side A)

3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Somebody’s Gettin’ On My Nerves (Side A)

4.     Whatta Man (Side A)

5.     None Of Your Business (Side B)

6.     Step (Side B)

7.     Shoop (Side B)

8.     Heaven Or Hell (Side B)

9.     Big Shot (Side B)

2LP Deluxe ‚Äď Disc 2

1.     Sexy Noises Turn Me On (Side A)

2.     Somma Time Man (Side A)

3.     Break Of Dawn (Side A)

4.     I’ve Got AIDS (PSA) (Side A)

5.     Emphatically No (Side B)**

6.     Whatta Man (Video Remix) (Side B)**

7.     Whatta Man (Golden Girls Mix) (Side B)**

8.     Shoop (Danny D’s RnB Remix) (Side B)**

2CD Deluxe ‚Äď CD 1

1.     Groove Me

2.     No One Does It Better

3.     Somebody’s Gettin’ On My Nerves

4.     Whatta Man

5.     None Of Your Business

6.     Step

7.     Shoop

8.     Heaven Or Hell

9.     Big Shot

10.  Sexy Noises Turn Me On

11.  Somma Time Man

12.  Break Of Dawn

13.  I’ve Got AIDS (PSA)

2CD Deluxe ‚Äď CD 2

1.     Emphatically No**

2.     Whatta Man (Video Remix)**

3.     Whatta Man (Golden Girls Mix)**

4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Whatta Man (12‚ÄĚ Danny D Mix)**

5.     None Of Your Business (Perfecto Mix)**

6.     Shoop (Danny D’s R’N’B Mix)**

7.     Shoop (Guru’s Mix)**

8.     Shoop (Acapella)**

9.     Shoop (Instrumental)**

10.  Shoop (Ben Liebrand European Mix)**

11.¬†¬†Heaven ‚ÄėN‚Äô Hell (Carron Hall Mix)**

12.  Let’s Talk About AIDS**

13.  I Am The Body Beautiful**

Digital Deluxe

1.     Groove Me

2.     No One Does It Better

3.     Somebody’s Gettin’ On My Nerves

4.     Whatta Man

5.     None Of Your Business

6.     Step

7.     Shoop

8.     Heaven Or Hell

9.     Big Shot

10.  Sexy Noises Turn Me On

11.  Somma Time Man

12.  Break Of Dawn

13.  I’ve Got AIDS (PSA)

14.  Emphatically No**

15.  Whatta Man (Video Remix)**

16.  Whatta Man (Golden Girls Mix)**

17.¬†¬†Whatta Man (12‚ÄĚ Danny D Mix)**

18.  None Of Your Business (Perfecto Mix)**

19.  Shoop (Danny D’s R’N’B Mix)**

20.  Shoop (Guru’s Mix)**

21.  Shoop (Acapella)**

22.  Shoop (Instrumental)**

23.  Shoop (Ben Liebrand European Mix)**

24.¬†¬†Heaven ‚ÄėN‚Äô Hell (Carron Hall Mix)**

25.  Let’s Talk About AIDS**

26.  I Am The Body Beautiful**

**Bonus Tracks

 

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