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So, was T’Pau lead singer Carol Decker one of the pioneering white-chick MCs? Well, Salt ‘n’ Pepa probably weren’t losing sleep over Decker’s elementary-level rhymes in 1987’s “Heart and Soul” (and Debbie Harry‘s “Rapture” had her beaten by like seven years), but it was an early example of hip-hop’s subtle influence on ’80s pop. Totally one of my childhood favorites.

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Filed Under: Anglo For Your Ear, T'Pau
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.