"Naughty By Nature (30th Anniversary)
Naughty By Nature
"To qualify as a classic, a rap album must be solid from start to finish, containing no fillers, all thrillers. The musical production should match the lyrical skills of the MCs and the artist should possess his or her own style and flavor. Naughty By Nature's self-titled debut can rightfully be called timeless. When it dropped in1991, it was a critical and commercial success, having been certified platinum. The global hip-hop community took notice, and its stature stands years later. Featured singles include the sing-along club classic "O.P.P." which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, “Wickedest Man Alive” featuring rap legend Queen Latifah and the “Louie Louie” Vega-produced “1,2,3.” with a feature from Lakim Shabazz. “Everything's Gonna Be Alright” and “Uptown Anthem,” both became minor hits on the Billboard charts. The self-titled album is a collection of bouncy beats and powerful rhymes making it a must-have record for lovers of East Coast hip-hop."