Uptown Anthem

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"Uptown Anthem"
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
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)".


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

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