Producer Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor has found a successful formula of pop-crossover rap production that has made his acts such as Salt-N-Pepa and Kid 'N Play multi-platinum stars. While attending the Center of Media Arts in Manhatten, Azor met Salt-N-Pepa, two aspiring female rappers who had written an answer record to Slick Rick's "The Show." Forwarding their demo to Marley Marl, Azor was able to secure the act a record deal and his production work on their debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious, led to the hit single "Push It." After the group's third album, Blacks' Magic, Azor stopped managing Salt-N-Pepa, but by that point he had already set up Idol Makers Management and Idol Makers Films to begin work on video projects for the other groups he managed. ~ Steve Kurutz, Rovi