Another classic song that 'she did first'.
The original "What A Man" is by Southern soul singer LINDA LYNDELL. It was released by the ever-wonderful Stax Records on their Volt label, and produced by ISAAC HAYES and David Porter, hot off of creating all the hits of SAM & DAVE.
LINDA LYNDELL -"What A Man" (1968)
It was first remade by Atlantic Records' soul great LAURA LEE, most known for "Dirty Man", "Women’s Love Rights", and "Crumbs Off The Table".
LAURA LEE -"What A Man" (1972)
The song reached its biggest fame when adapted by rap dynamos SALT-n-PEPA, backed up perfectly by EN VOGUE at their peak.
SALT-n-PEPA (with En Vogue) -"Whatta Man" (1994)