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|Naughty By Nature|
19 Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
It may not be nice to fool with Mother Nature, as the saying goes, but Nature's Fury, Naughty by Nature's fourth LP (not counting the greatest-hits compilation Nature's Finest), really is more of a mild storm front than a ... more »
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It may not be nice to fool with Mother Nature, as the saying goes, but Nature's Fury, Naughty by Nature's fourth LP (not counting the greatest-hits compilation Nature's Finest), really is more of a mild storm front than a hurricane. When they stick with the formula that made them famous--catchy loops fronted by relatively innocuous rhymes, but with a furious delivery--Naughty do well (see "Jamboree"). But on too many of the tracks here, NBN play host to a guest star--Big Pun, Krayzie Bone, and a host of No Limit all-stars, among others--and find themselves playing second fiddle. On one of the album's best tracks, "Radio," Naughty indiscriminately plunder the past, with a backing track that nicks LL Cool J's classic of the same name, lyrics that hark back to Run DMC ("I'm the nigga hip-hop / There is none higher / Sucka motherf**kers better call me sire!"), and a "la-di-da-di-da" chorus. Other songs find Naughty going reggae, dance-floor pop, and, on "Thugs & Hustlers," into Timbaland's quirky neighborhood. They handle each chore like pros, but never once do they sound like a group with anything to say for themselves. --Randy Silver
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Naughty sold out
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Naughty is still one of my favorite groups, but I think they are selling out by dropping hits that are so called "commercial rap" Check out their old album, they are much better..."
What happened? This can't be!
Grave Digger | Illinois | 11/21/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's been four years since Treach(rapper), Vinnie(rapper), and Kaygee(producer) of Naughty By Nature has released an album, when I heard that Naughty By Nature was going to relase this LP (Nature's Fury), I got excited and got myself when it hit the stores. Sadly, after listening to the entire album, I was greatly dissappointed.
Overall, this album has more of a commerical/pop vibe as oppose to the hardcore, gritty tales from the hood they're known for. Tracks such as "Holiday", "Jamboree", "The blues", and "We could do it" are nothing more than pop hits as they try to attract a new audience. Second, there's too many guest appearnaces on this album, Treach and Vinnie are more than capable of spitting hot lyrics on a full LP. Instead artists such as Big Pun("We Could do it"), Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal("Live or Die"), and Krayzie Bone ("Thugs-n-Hustlers") just to name a few dominate the entire song making Naughty By Nature look like a guset appearance as oppose to being the main attraction. In my opinion, they should of stick to the formula that made their first three albums such a success, remember "O.P.P.", "Hip Hop Horray", and "Feel Me Flow"? That's the real Nuaghty By Nature!
Don't get this album or their 2002 ablum, iiconz, which is even worse than Nautre's Fury, Instead get any one of their previous album before 1999, first album (which is self-titled), second album is 19 Naughty III, and third album is Poverty's Paradise, or get all three! You won't be dissapointed, trust me!"
Dirt all by my lonely
swish beatz | edgewood dr. | 08/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is a solid album. naughty makes songs u can dance to without losin their street credentials. songs like "ring the alarm" and "dirt all by my lonely" will keep the thugs on the corner happy while tracks like "radio" and "jamboree" will keep the honeys shakin in the club. "dirt all by my lonely" is one of the phattest songs i heard all year. other hot cuts are "live or die" featuring the no limit soldiers and "we could do it" featuring big pun R.I.P. the only songs where naughty falters is where they blatantly make songs for the club peoples. a couple other bangin cuts are "on the run" where naughty break it down bout the corrupt jakes and "wouldve done the same for me". all in all an album very worth the money. one."