"Shoop" was the lead single released from Salt-n-Pepa's fourth studio album, Very Necessary. It was produced by Mark Sparks and group member Cheryl "Salt" James.
Released late in 1993, the song became one of the groups most successful singles, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Rap Singles chart at number one (their second single to do so). Two months after its release, "Shoop" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. The success of both this single and the follow-up single, "Whatta Man" propelled Very Necessary to sell over five million copies in the US, becoming the groups best selling album.