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|Naughty By Nature|
19 Naughty III
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
The Follow up to Naughty's classic Self titled debut in 1991, 19NaughtyIII showed the world that Treach, Vin Rock and Kay Gee were not 1 hit wonders but in fact a force to be reckoned with. The Album spawed one of the bigg... more »
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The Follow up to Naughty's classic Self titled debut in 1991, 19NaughtyIII showed the world that Treach, Vin Rock and Kay Gee were not 1 hit wonders but in fact a force to be reckoned with. The Album spawed one of the biggest hits of 1993 Hip Hop Hooray. The video was directed by Spike Lee and featured other hip-hop artists popular in the early 1990s, including Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Run-D.M.C., and Kris Kross. Naughty by Nature was always appreciated as being one of the only rap groups in history to be able to keep a grimey street sound while at the same time crossing over to the mainstream crowd.
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Matt B. from BEND, OR
Reviewed on 4/15/2007...
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Amparo Acosta | Miami, Florida United States | 01/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite an excellent debut album, Naughty by Nature was pegged as a one-hit wonder by some observers -- after all, they'd never duplicate the inescapably catchy "O.P.P.," would they? 19 Naughty III's lead single, "Hip Hop Hooray," proved that they could, and the album confirmed that Naughty by Nature were indeed highly underrated in terms of consistency. It's a shade less consistent than the debut, but has all the same strengths: head-nodding beats, Treach's bouncy flow, and a difficult balance between street attitude and accessibility. Naughty by Nature clearly comes from the streets, and have all the aggression of the streets, but they don't glamorize the streets; sure, they'll take care of themselves in a harsh environment, but ultimately they prefer to steer clear of trouble, cops, and jail. It's a refreshingly grounded and realistic perspective, best heard on "Daddy Was a Street Corner," "The Hood Comes First," and "The Only Ones." There are also energized guest appearances from Heavy D ("Ready for Dem") and Queen Latifah ("Sleeping on Jersey"). Kay Gee again shows himself a sorely underappreciated producer, with one foot in the clubs and the other one on the street corner, and that's true of the group as a whole. A few slower moments don't prevent 19 Naughty III from ranking as Naughty by Nature's second straight triumph."
Better than the first? Yes it is!
DRS 1974 | LOUISVILLE, KY | 05/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The debut gave us O.P.P and it was a hit, but this CD gave us a better hit with Hip Hop Hooray. The single was one of the reasons i'd have to say that this CD is better than the first. Trench, Vinnie, and Kay Gee stepped up their game with this one. From the first song 19 Naughty III to Ready For Them (feat. Heavy D) to Hot Potato (feat. Freddy Fox) to Sleepwalking II, their isn't a weak song on the CD. This is a must for the collection cause this one goes hard!"