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Poverty's Paradise
Naughty By Nature
Poverty's Paradise
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Poverty's Paradise is the third album from Naughty by Nature originally released on May 2, 1995 on Tommy Boy Records. At the Grammy Awards in 1996 it won the award for Best Rap Album, which was a brand new category at the...  more »


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All Artists: Naughty By Nature
Title: Poverty's Paradise
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Spec. Mkt. UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 5/30/1995
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Import
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016998111123


Album Description
Poverty's Paradise is the third album from Naughty by Nature originally released on May 2, 1995 on Tommy Boy Records. At the Grammy Awards in 1996 it won the award for Best Rap Album, which was a brand new category at the time. Poverty's Paradise spawned 2 more hits from the Jersey Trio, first out the gate Craziest as well as the summer anthem Feel Me Flow . Headed up by Treach one of the most influencial yet underrated rappers of all time, Naughty By Nature continued its long run of classic material with Poverty's Paradise. This is one more of those amazing east coast 90s albums that you can't sleep on!

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Slept on by everyone
love_monkey | 04/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a high quality rap record full of banging beats and incredible rapping. If you don't own it you are missing out on some great hip hop."
Naughty by Nature- Poverty's Paradise
Constant | Vancouver, BC Canada | 07/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Naughty by Nature's (Treach, Vinnie, Kay Gee) third album "Poverty's Paradise" (1995) is an banging underated release that still vibes very well many years later. Executive production comes from Naughty by Nature, Sha-Kim & Queen Latifah. Guest appearances come from Road Dawgs, Cruddy Click, Rottin Razkalz, Chriss Webber, Gordon Chambers. On the insert to the cd there is a comment I like from Treach which runs as "You could Leave the Ghetto, But the Ghetto Ain't Gonna Leave You. It's in you forever, If you keep in touch". The albums title track, is a one minute track which has Naughty by Nature reminding there fans that they will always remember there roots, and stay grounded, and that they will represent for those who dont get a voice out there. First tracks that standout for me are upbeat party tracks like "Clap Yo Hands" & "It's Workin" feat. Rottin Razkalz tracks which have nice choruses and are entertaining. On "Chain Remain" NBN goes deeper showing there social consciousness, talking about incarceration, and dropping lines like "Jails aint nothing but the slave day sequel". The lighter "Feel Me Flow" follows, a very nice laid back party track. "Craziest" has NBN showing love to people from city's from NJ to Boston. Another track follows in "Sunshine" which has an addictive beat, and is a track about showing love to the shortys, and getting laid. "World Goes Round" is a track about the youth, cops, media, and the streets. Naughty by Nature shows there harder side on "Klickow-Klickow" feat. Rottin Razkals, Cruddy Click, Road Dawgz while paying some respect to the oldschool. The albums longest track is the seven minute "Shout Out" feat. R&B singer Gordon Chambers a track by Naughty by Nature in which they thank the radio programmers, video shows, DJ and fans that supported there music and helped them make it, while also thanking individuals like Funkmaster Flex, DJ Premier, and many many more. I like this, never have seen a track where a group shows so much love to those who helped them make it and to other artists, while getting specific and being genuine. Next comes outro, which you would think would be closer, cept it isnt as the hardcore "Connections" closes the album off well. "Poverty's Paradise" has music to party to, music that makes you think, and music that goes deeper then the average. Beats, production and lyrics are all solid making this an album to have if you like Naughty by Nature like I do."
Setting It Off For The 19 Naughty V (Rating: 9 out of 10- -4
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 07/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If there was a group that was consistant in the early mid nineties, it would have to be the group Naughty By Nature. With many hits such as "O.P.P." and "Hip Hop Horay" under their belt, Naughty comes at their fans with their third album Poverty's Paradise. Trech's flow has always been amazing to listen to. When he is backed by Vinnie and producer Kay-Gee, you know you're going to have an awesome album.

The tracks that easily stood out to me was "Clap Yo Hands", "Sunshine", and "Connections". The latter is a bonus track that appears on this album. One great advantage that Naughty By Nature has is that they can create hooks that can be easily remembered to sing along, as in such case as in "Hang Out And Hustle", and the single "Feel Me Flow". Following the latter song, comes another single from this album, "Craziest with it's hook, ("[insert favorite city/state name] ****** are the craziest"). Naughty is also great on thought provoking tracks as well, such as "Chain Remains", dedicated to those who are locked up. "City Of Ci-Lo" and "Slang Bang" are both great as well. Naughty also gives numerous shoutouts to radio stations who played their music through the years on the seven minute "Shout Out".

The production here is great too. Not too much of it slips, but it goes great with the album. Some of the guest appearances are good, but of course Trech and Vinnie handle their business behind the mic.

Call it what you want, but Naughty came correct with their third album. This would also be their last great album that they made. Though they have had some rememerable singles down the road, they wern't as rememerable as the ones they've made between 1991-95. Albums like this make me miss the golden age of hip hop, and I for one would wish for a comeback (that includes Kay-Gee). Poverty's Paradise won't be Naughty By Nature's most remerable album, but it should be well respected. Peace.

Lyrics: A
Production: A-
Guest Appearances: A-
Musical Vibes: A+

Top 5 Tracks:
1. Feel Me Flow
2. Craziest
3. Connections (featuring Kandi Kane, Cruddy Click, and Road Dawgs)
4. Clap Yo Hands (featuring Road Dawgs)
5. Sunshine

Honorable Mention:
1. Hang Out And Hustle
2. Slang Bang
3. The Chain Remains"