Last Night In NYC…The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted their 7th Annual ‘Women Behind The Music’ series at the Meat Packing District’s swanky nightlife spot, Subrosa.
This year’s one-city series, which encourages and recognizes women in the music community, honored the trailblazing and GRAMMY® Award-Winning rap group, Salt-N-Pepa, for their 30-year career and accomplishments within the music business.
During their interview, Salt spoke on how they received recognition back in there hip-hop beginnings:
Do the 80’s Babies agree? The music royalty duo gave out a few gems of wisdom about the music business as well. It was definitely a treat. To add, Salt-N-Pepa also revealed that they didn’t get a “thumbs up” from music mogul and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons early on in their career. It was more of a “thumbs down” from Simmons, as he thought the ladies would fail from the jump. Guess they proved him wrong! 30 years strong!
The evening featured musical sounds by DJ Quiana Parks and a special performance of hit single “Shoop”by Salt-N-Pepa themselves.
It was such an honor to see this up close and personal!
ASCAP’s EVP Membership John Titta and VP Membership, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George-Middleton were also in attendance and presented Salt-N-Pepa with honorary plaques for their monumental contributions to the music community.
The intimate evening offered sponsored pours of BelAire Rose.
Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL)
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