Naughty by Nature ‘Naughty by Nature’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 3rd September 1991Label: Tommy Boy
Producers: Naughty by Nature, Louie Vega

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Naughty by Nature is the self-titled debut album from Naughty by Nature, released on September 3, 1991 through Tommy Boy Records. It was a critical and commercial success, having been certified platinum on February 6, 1992, thanks in large part to the hit single, “O.P.P.”, which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. The album is now out of print. Additional singles released from the album were “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” and “Uptown Anthem”, both of which were minor hits on the Billboard charts. Stanton Swihart of Allmusic claims that it was the most “contagious crossover radio smash in the autumn of 1991.” In addition, Swihart considers Naughty by Nature to be “both a pop and a rap classic,” as well as a “must-have album for fans of East Coast rap.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of the 100 Best Rap albums by The Source.”

Additional info:

- The track ‘O.P.P’ appears on our 1991 Rap Megamix.
- The album comes in at #15 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.
- The single ‘O.P.P’ comes in at #3 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1991.

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