Naughty by Nature (album)

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Naughty by Nature
NaughtyByNaturealbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 3, 1991
RecordedNovember 1990 – August 1991
StudioUnique Recording Studios, New York City[1]
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length60:15
LabelTommy Boy
Producer
Naughty by Nature chronology
Independent Leaders
(1989)
Naughty by Nature
(1991)
19 Naughty III
(1993)
Singles from Naughty by Nature
  1. "O.P.P."
    Released: August 24, 1991
  2. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
    Released: November 26, 1991
  3. "Uptown Anthem"
    Released: January 22, 1992

Naughty by Nature is the second album from Naughty by Nature, released on September 3, 1991, through Tommy Boy Records. The album was recorded through November 1990 to August 1991. 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.

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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[5]

Stanton Swihart of AllMusic claims that it was the most "contagious crossover radio smash in the autumn of 1991."[2] 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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Yoke the Joker" – 5:13
  2. "Wickedest Man Alive (feat. Queen Latifah)" – 4:21
  3. "O.P.P." – 4:31
  4. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" – 4:51
  5. "Let the Ho's Go" – 4:16
  6. "Every Day All Day" – 5:41
  7. "Guard Your Grill" – 5:02
  8. "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" – 3:47
  9. "1, 2, 3 (feat. Lakim Shabazz and Apache)" – 4:44
  10. "Strike a Nerve" – 6:22
  11. "Rhyme'll Shine On (feat. Aphrodity)" – 3:56
  12. "Thankx for Sleepwalking" – 5:26
  13. "Uptown Anthem" – 3:04
  • "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" is known as "Ghetto Bastard" on certain explicit releases.
  • "Uptown Anthem" first appeared on the Juice soundtrack and did not appear on early releases of the album.
  • "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" appears on the soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Samples[edit]

"Yoke the Joker"

"Wickedest Man Alive"

"O.P.P."

"Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

"Let the Ho's Go"

"Every Day All Day"

"Guard Your Grill"

"Pin the Tail on the Donkey"

"1, 2, 3"

"Rhyme'll Shine On"

"Thankx for Sleepwalking"

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Hot Dance Music/Club Play
1991 "O.P.P." 6 5 1 1 7
1992 "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" 53 12 9 8 -
"Uptown Anthem" - 58 27 16 -

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naughty by Nature - Naughty by Nature | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b c Swihart, Stanton. "Naughty by Nature - Naughty by Nature". Allmusic. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  3. ^ Bernard, James (October 4, 1991). "Naughty by Nature Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Naughty by Nature". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 570. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone naughty by nature album guide.
  6. ^ "Naughty By Nature Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "Naughty By Nature Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1991". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1992". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1992". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Naughty by Nature – Naughty by Nature". Recording Industry Association of America.