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1998 – Salt-N-Pepa Performs “R U Ready” on Dan Schneider’s Nickelodeon classic “All That”

Hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa’s 1998 performance on the “All That” stage is just one small drop in the girl group’s ocean of accomplishments. Still, it was an exciting moment for 90’s kids when the group performed their hit “R U Ready” on the famed sketch show.

Salt-N-Pepa was formed in 1985 in Queens, New York, and was one of the first all-female rap groups of all time. At the group’s onset, many people thought hip hop was a fad, and the genre got a lot of flack for its portrayal of women. Salt-N-Peppa subverted these notions by owning their creating groundbreaking music and steering the conversation toward female empowerment.

By the time 1997 rolled around, the trio was 5 albums deep into their fruitful career. Their album “Brand New,” though not quite as popular as its predecessor “Very Necessary” scored a minor hit in “R U Ready,” the song they performed on “All That.”

The video is a fun trip back in time, especially considering the band is introduced by a young Kenan playing lunchlady Miss Piddlin. After serving the trio thee hefty plates of peas, Miss Piddlin announces Salt-N-Pepa — the night’s “musical pea-former.” Nice one, Miss Piddlin!

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The group performs “R U Ready” with the flow and confidence of a well-established rap group, which of course, they were and still are, and the crowd goes wild from their energy.

After “Brand New,” Salt-N-Pepa disbanded for some time. Lo and behold, they reunited in 2006 for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors to perform “Whatta Man” and officially reformed the next year.

And who can forget the comeback of their song “Shoop” in Marvel’s hit movie “Deadpool.” When you’re a legend, your work never dies — which is why musicians, all said and done, are kind of like superheroes.


All That” is an American, live-action sketch comedy-variety show, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005, lasting ten seasons. “All That” was produced by Dan Schneider, and produced breakout stars including Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes. Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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Watch 702 and Missy Elliott Perform on “All That” in 1996

Holy leather and lime green, it’s 702! For those that don’t remember, this all-girl trio gets their name from the area code in their hometown, Las Vegas. In this clip, Irish, LeMisha and Kameelah sing and dance in synchrony to their hit single “Steelo.”

Even those unfamiliar with 702 are bound to be excited by Missy Elliott’s appearance in this number. Elliott raps toward the end of the song, joining the leather-clad ladies on the “All That” stage to the crowd’s enthusiasm:

“I taking ‘keel O’Neal like Shaq, check.

Ask Michael Jackson who bad,

He says I am but the queen not drag.

Dag I’m bad enough to let my pants sag,

I be in Vegas where 702 be at,

Check that.”

Those verses are about as 90s as they get, from the Shaquille O’Neal to the Michael Jackson reference. Regarded as one of the greatest female rappers of our time, and perhaps all time, it’s beyond cool to see her perform back in ‘96 nearly a decade before she surprised us all by joining Katy Perry during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performance.

Missy Elliott was involved in 702’s first album “No Doubt,” having co-written and produced four songs including “Steelo.” Funnily enough, the song’s Nickelodeon legacy is even bigger than this performance on “All That.” The song, with altered lyrics, was used as the theme song for the show “Cousin Skeeter!” You can tuck that jewel of knowledge away for the next Nickelodeon trivia night.

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Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”

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