Salt-N-Pepa's fourth studio album Very Necessary was released in October 1993 on London Records/Polygram.The album featured songwriting and production by Salt, Pepa, Spinderella, and Azor.Pepa would become the first group member to become pregnant. As he was producing other acts, he agreed to let the artists work with different producers to finish the album.
Pepa and Treach would remain married for two years but their tumultuous marriage would end in divorce on July 31, 2001.
With no albums contractually due at the time, Salt decided to quit the group, stating she had enough of the music industry and no longer wanted to be involved in it. Some time later, Salt announced that she would be releasing her first solo album, but subsequently did not release the album.
Years later, the women would have legal issues with Azor as they accused him of paying unfair royalties.
Hot, Cool & Vicious provided some moderate R&B hits with the singles "My Mic Sound Nice", "Tramp", and "Chick On The Side".
Although not as big a seller as its predecessor, it kept intact an unbroken string of platinum and gold studio albums by the trio. Pepa married Treach of Naughty by Nature on July 27.
Salt-N-Pepa's greatest-hits album, entitled The Best of Salt-N-Pepa, was released in Europe on January 25, 2000.
Michelle team up for "If They Knew."Rick Ross is readying his street album Hood Billionaire for November 24th, and after the rapper gave us the R. Yesterday we got a tracklist of sorts for Hood Billionaire.
Kelly-featured single "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," he nabs another r'n'b singer for the next song "If They Knew." K. I say 'of sorts' because there aren't any features listed yet, but so far every song Ross has dropped leading up to album has a feature on it.
Buoyed by the hits "Shoop" (US #4, UK #13), co-produced by Pepa; "Whatta Man" (US #3, UK #7) (featuring En Vogue); and "None of Your Business", a Top 40 US hit and a Top 20 UK hit, the album eventually sold seven million worldwide, with five million of those in the US (5x platinum), making them the first female rap act (solo or group) to have a multi-platinum selling album. Pepa had also been romantically involved with Treach of the rap group Naughty By Nature.