Uptown Anthem

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"Uptown Anthem"
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Single by Naughty by Nature
from the album Juice and Naughty by Nature
Released January 22, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop, Rap, East Coast Rap
Length 3:03
Label Tommy Boy Records/Soul Records
Writer(s) Vin Rock (Vincent Brown), Anthony Criss, DJ Kay Gee (Keir Lamont Gist)
Producer(s) DJ Kay Gee
Naughty by Nature singles chronology
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
"Uptown Anthem"
"Hip Hop Hooray"

"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.[1] 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"

Jermaine Dupri sampled Uptown Anthem for the Jagged Edge track "Shady Girl" featured on the album Hard.

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.


  1. ^ allmusic ((( Naughty by Nature > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))

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