Poverty's Paradise

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Poverty's Paradise
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Studio album by Naughty by Nature
Released May 30, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 62:41
Label Tommy Boy
Producer Naughty by Nature, Minnesota, Brice, Kid Nyce
Naughty by Nature chronology
19 Naughty III
(1993)
Poverty's Paradise
(1995)
Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury
(1999)
Singles from Poverty's Paradise
  1. "Clap Yo Hands"
    Released: February 17, 1995
  2. "Craziest"
    Released: April 4, 1995
  3. "Feel Me Flow"
    Released: July 23, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly A [3]
Q 3/5 stars [4]
Robert Christgau A− [5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]
The Source 4/5 stars [4]
Sputnikmusic (3.5/5) [7]
Vibe (positive) [4]

Poverty's Paradise is the fourth album from Naughty by Nature, released on May 30, 1995 as their final album under Tommy Boy Records. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. A single released from the album, "Feel Me Flow", achieved major success, peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, two other singles "Craziest" and "Clap Yo Hands, achieved minor success, the former peaking at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.

At the Grammy Awards of 1996 it won the award for Best Rap Album, which was a new category that year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Intro (Skit) – :38
  2. Poverty's Paradise – 1:01
  3. Clap Yo Hands – 4:39
  4. City of Ci-Lo – 3:13
  5. Hang Out and Hustle (feat. G-Luv (of Road Dawgs) & I Face Finsta (of Cruddy Click) – 3:15
  6. It's Workin' (feat. Rottin Razkals) – 4:06
  7. Holdin' Fort – 3:34
  8. Chain Remains – 4:33
  9. Feel Me Flow – 3:33
  10. Craziest – 4:12
  11. Radio (Skit) – :09
  12. Sunshine – 3:13
  13. Webber (Skit) (feat. Chris Webber) – :49
  14. Respect Due – 3:03
  15. World Go Round – 3:06
  16. Klickow-Klickow (feat. Rottin Razkals, Cruddy Click, Road Dawgs) – 5:00
  17. Double I (Skit) – :13
  18. Slang Bang – 3:42
  19. Shout Out (feat. Gordon Chambers) – 7:02
  20. Outro – :27
  21. Connections (feat. Cruddy Click, Road Dawgs, Kandi Kain) – 3:10

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1995 Poverty's Paradise 3 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1995 "Craziest" 51 27 5
"Feel Me Flow" 17 17 3
"Clap Yo Hands" 105 70 33

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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

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