19 Naughty III

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19 Naughty III
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Studio album by Naughty By Nature
Released February 23, 1993 (1993-02-23)
Recorded 1992-93
Genre East Coast hip hop, hip-hop
Length 57:41
Label Tommy Boy
Producer Naughty By Nature, S.I.D. Reynolds
Naughty By Nature chronology
Naughty By Nature
(1991)
19 Naughty III
(1993)
Poverty's Paradise
(1995)
Singles from 19 Naughty III
  1. "Hip Hop Hooray"
    Released: December 10, 1992 (UK); January 19, 1993 (US)
  2. "It's On"
    Released: June 8, 1993
  3. "Written on Ya Kitten"
    Released: October 12, 1993

19 Naughty III is the third album from Naughty by Nature, released on February 23, 1993 through Tommy Boy Records. Three singles were released from the album, the group's second top 10 hit, "Hip Hop Hooray", as well as the minor hits "It's On" and "Written on Ya Kitten".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[3]

The album did well commercially and critically, with 4 star ratings from Allmusic[1] and Rolling Stone magazine[5] and platinum certification from the RIAA. Allmusic stated in its review that the album ranked "as Naughty by Nature's second straight triumph."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "19 Naughty III" – 4:42
  2. "Hip Hop Hooray" – 4:26
  3. "Ready for Dem" (Feat. Heavy D) – 4:06
  4. "Take It to Ya Face" – 3:18
  5. "Daddy Was a Street Corner" – 4:21
  6. "The Hood Comes First" – 3:36
    • Contains samples from "Shaft in Africa" by Johnny Pate
  7. "The Only Ones" – 3:18
    • Contains samples from "I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
  8. "It's On" – 5:03
  9. "Cruddy Clique" – 2:43
    • Contains samples from "Nautilus" by Bob James
  10. "Knock Em Out Da Box (Feat. Rottin Razkals)" – 2:09
  11. "Hot Potato" (Feat. Freddie Foxxx) – 5:00
    • Contains samples from "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
  12. "Sleepin' On Jersey (Feat. Queen Latifah)" – 2:51
  13. "Written on Ya Kitten" – 4:21
  14. "Sleepwalkin' II/Shout Outs" – 7:43

Chart performance[edit]

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1993 19 Naughty III 3 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1993 "Hip Hop Hooray" 8 1 3
"It's On" 74 43 -
"Written on Ya Kitten" 93 53 -

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "19 Naughty III - Naughty by Nature". Allmusic. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Bernard, James (March 5, 1993). "19 Naughty III Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Naughty By Nature - 19 Naughty III CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Naughty by Nature". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b TOURÉ (April 29, 1993). "Naughty By Nature: 19 Naughty III : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on May 31, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=wu%20tang&f=false. Page 570
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Naughty By Nature – 19NaughtyIII". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 2, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH