|Single by Naughty by Nature|
|from the album Juice and Naughty by Nature|
|Released||January 22, 1992|
|Genre||Hip hop, Rap, East Coast Rap|
|Label||Tommy Boy Records/Soul Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Vin Rock (Vincent Brown), Anthony Criss, DJ Kay Gee (Keir Lamont Gist)|
|Producer(s)||DJ Kay Gee|
|Naughty by Nature singles chronology|
"Uptown Anthem" is a 1992 song by hip-hop group Naughty by Nature. It was made for the soundtrack for the movie Juice. NBN rapper Treach also had a cameo acting role in the movie. Rapper 2Pac is featured in the video. As well as NBN the soundtrack included songs from numerous other well-known hip-hop artists such as Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short, Teddy Riley, EPMD, Salt-N-Pepa, and Cypress Hill. The song peaked at #27 on the Hot Rap Singles and #58 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It was also included as the final track on later releases of the group's 1991 self-titled album Naughty by Nature. The song is especially notable for its chorus, which goes "We gonna break/We gonna bash/We gonna roll/We gonna smash"
Late Rapper Tupac Shakur sampled the song for his "Intro/Bomb First (My Second Reply)".
The song appears in the 2016 video game Watch Dogs 2.