11. Salt-n-Pepa "Let's Talk About Sex" (1990)
Album: Blacks' Magic
Producer: Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor
Label: Next Plateau
We all know most folks don't really listen to the lyrics of songs—most are just feeling the beat. Which explains why, when this song came out twenty-two years ago, every brother on the block wanted to believe that the seasoned rappers were talking about popping their own coochies instead of trying to put folks in sexual check. For real, any song that ends with talking about "until the sores start to puff and spore," isn't really sexy. A year after its release, a somewhat rewritten version became the theme song for a public service campaign about AIDS.