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Most iconic '80s hip-hop group: Salt-N-Pepa or Run-DMC?

Salt-N-Pepa and Run-DMC are two of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, both pioneering and pushing the genre forward in the '80s. Run-DMC highlighted the significance of the musical relationship between emcees and the DJ, and went on to become one of the first hip-hop acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Salt-N-Pepa paved the way for female emcees and DJs, giving us significant hits about safe sex and relationships. Who's the most iconic '80s hip-hop group?

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Salt-N-Pepa is still here and they're in effect. The groundbreaking all-female hip-hop act consisted of emcees Salt and Pepa, and DJ Spinderella. The group paved the way for more female emcees to come, and gave us hits about sex and relationships like "Tramp," "Let's Talk About Sex," "Shoop" and "Whatta Man." 

The group's significance in pop culture continued from the '80s well into the '90s. But Salt-N-Pepa's most quintessential song is arguably "Push It." Watch the music video below.

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Run-DMC consisted of emcees Run and D.M.C., and DJ Jam Master Jay. The hip-hop act not only highlighted the relationship between emcees and DJs in the '80s but even bridged the worlds of hip-hop and rock. 

When Run-DMC teamed up with Aerosmith, the two groups gave us arguably one of the most iconic mash-ups with a brilliant cover of "Walk This Way," one of Aerosmith's classic rock songs. That cover helped Run-DMC become one of the first hop-hip acts to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, back in 2009. Watch the music video below.

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Most iconic '80s hip-hop group: Salt-N-Pepa or Run-DMC?
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