“Whatta Man” by Salt ‘n Pepa has always been one of my favorite rap songs. In Chris Rock’s movie “Top Five” the Top 5 of the title has to do with people’s list of the Top 5 rappers of all time. Rosario Dawson’s character mentions Salt ‘n Pepa as one of her Top 5.
This is just a great groove. There are literally only two chords, Gminor to CMajor. But the guitar groove sets a really funky beat to rap over. I hate to admit it, but it’s always been one of my favorite rap songs because I can actually understand the lyrics. Plus it’s got the classic lyric:
My man is smooth like Barry (White), and his voice got bass. A body like Arnold with a Denzel face.
Long live queens of the 90s R ‘n B…Salt (Sandra Denton) ‘n Pepa (Cheryl James.)
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