Salt-N-Pepa Announce 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Very Necessary'

Salt-N-Pepa Announce 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Very Necessary'

September 15, 2023

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) on October 20 via UMe.

Very Necessary (30TH Anniversary Edition) is available to pre-order at

Various configurations include a Limited-Edition Deluxe Double LP and 2CD Deluxe as well as a Digital Deluxe version. This will be the first time the album is pressed on 2LP black vinyl and 2CD Deluxe. The 2CD Deluxe will also feature liner notes on the making of their massive hit, “Shoop.”

With audio remastered in HD, the limited-edition Deluxe Double LP features four bonus tracks on blue vinyl, including “Emphatically No,” a remix of “Shoop” and two fresh remixes of “Whatta Man.”

The 2CD Deluxe and Digital Deluxe Edition boasts a total of 13 bonus tracks. These range from the new original “Let’s Talk About AIDS” and “I Am The Body Beautiful” to various alternate mixes, acapellas, and instrumental tracks.

Originally released on October 12, 1993, Very Necessary climbed to the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and eventually moved over 5 million copies in the U.S., going quintuple-platinum.

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