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Naughty By Nature

Back in the 90’s , They made us to rock & vibe to an OPP and made us do the Hip Hop Horray , Actress Rita Wilson already did a remix this year to Hip Hop Horray song , which became an anthem .

Here’s Naughty By Nature .

Nauthy By Nature is from East Orange, New Jersey consisting members : Treach (Anthony Criss, born December 2, 1970), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown, born September 17, 1970), and DJ Kay Gee (born Keir Lamont Gist, September 15, 1969) .

1980’s

The group formed in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1986 as The New Style. The group first appeared on the music scene in 1989, releasing an album called Independent Leaders as The New Style, and the album generated the minor hit “Scuffin’ Those Knees”. After the release of its first album, the group was mentored by fellow New Jersey native Queen Latifah, and subsequently changed its name.

1990’s

Naughty by Nature’s first hit was “O.P.P.“, which sampled the Jackson 5‘s hit “ABC” and was released in 1991 on their self-titled album Naughty by Nature. All keyboards, co-production and programing were performed by David Bellochio in his Marion Recording Studio in Fairview, New Jersey.The track peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100,  and was named one of the top 100 rap singles of all time in 1998 by The Source magazine, and being ranked the 20th best single of the 1990’s by Spin magazine. The album generated another hit with a reworking of Bob Marley‘s “No Woman No Cry” called “Everything’s Gonna Be All Right” (the track was also called “Ghetto Bastard” on some explicit releases). That song detailed the experiences of Treach growing up in poverty, and now rising up to live a better life. Powered by the success of that song and “O.P.P.”, their self-titled album went platinum.

Fellow New Jersey native Tony D accused Naughty by Nature of stealing a sample from his album Music Makes You Move and using it on “O.P.P.” The matter was settled out of court. Naughty by Nature scored a hit with the track “Uptown Anthem” from the soundtrack to the 1992 film Juice, in which Treach had a cameo appearance. Treach began to pursue an acting career after befriending Tupac Shakur on the set of Juice, and Naughy by Nature appeared in the 1993 film The Meteor Man as a street gang. After Shakur died in 1996, Treach recorded a tribute song titled “Mourn You Til I Join You.”

Later, the group had multiple hits from its third and fourth albums, called 19 Naughty III and Poverty’s Paradise respectively. Both albums reached the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. “Hip Hop Hooray” was a success from the album 19 Naughty III. Its video was directed by Spike Lee and featured cameos by Queen LatifahEazy-ERun-D.M.C., and Da YoungstasPoverty’s Paradise won the Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Album, becoming the first album to win this award. It also spawned a hit song in “Feel Me Flow” which peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the mid-1990’s Naughty by Nature started their own music imprint, Illtown Records, and in 1995 released an album from their protégés the Rottin Razkals. The group (mainly Kay Gee & David Bellochio) worked closely with a number of R&B groups over the next few years particularly Zhané and Next. Kay Gee produced Next’s “Too Close“, which became a #1 hit in 1998.

In 1999 the group released its fifth album, titled Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature’s Fury. The album was fairly successful, being certified Gold by the RIAA, and spawned the hit “Jamboree” that peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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