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Naughty By Nature Release ‘Forgotten Quarantined Archives’ EP

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Legendary New Jersey group Naughty By Nature has released a surprise new 7-track EP titled Forgotten Quarantined Archives. The 29-minute offering additional features both Tah G Ali and Anthony Hamilton with production from Brooklyn duo Da Beatminerz, Terence “Tramp Baby” Abney, Bink! along with the group’s DJ Kay Gee. Opening up their musical vault, these […]

Happy 49th Birthday Treach of Naughty By Nature! 6 Degrees Of Success

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Today in 1970 in “Illtown” New Jersey, the king of “OPP”, better known as Treach, was born. For those who don’t know, Treach was the frontman for the New Jersey rap collective Naughty By Nature. Born Anthony Criss in East Orange, New Jersey, Treach got his musical start in his hometown. He, Vin Rock, and […]

We Like to Party: Why La Di Da Di Continues to Rock The Mic Right

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We ALL Like to Party: La Di Da Di’s Jazzy Ways Continues to Hypnotize Artists (and Audiences) Almost 35 Years After its ReleaseIn 1985, as rap was just getting its sea legs, two new artists, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, unknowingly made history with “La Di Da Di,” what would become one of the […]

The History Behind Hip-Hop Grammy Categories

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Hip-hop’s presence in what was once called the Gramophone Award now known as the exalted Grammy Award is one founded in an adventure. Presented by the Recording Academy in 1958, the Grammy Award honors musicians whose craft is primarily done in the English language and have achieved mass popular appeal. Such analysis appears to be […]

Treach of 90’s Group Naughty By Nature Airs out Ex-Wife Pepa of Salt & Pepa

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The Legendary rapper, Treach of 90’s group Naughty By Nature airs out Ex-Wife/Children’s Mother, Pepa of iconic rap duo Salt & Pepa. He shared his frustration on how he felt when it came to Pepa’s parenting, her plastic surgery, and her alleged promiscuity. According to Treach, Pepa used their children for ratings, snuck her underage […]

Watch Snoop, T.I., Treach Induct Tupac Into The Rock N Roll HOF

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Friday night (April 7) at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center, Tupac Shakur was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. More than 20 years after the legendary rapper, actor, and revolutionary was killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, his name and music will live on forever, positioned alongside The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, […]

Short Moscato- “Love Is Forever”

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Short Mascato hails out of Buffalo, New York. Growing up, he was influenced by various genres of music, as well as visual and performance art. His sound can been described as “golden age ethereal” & “psychedelic boom bap” with new school overtones. Short’s upcoming project “The Colour of Air” currently as the streets buzzing, with […]

TLC to Headline “I Love The 90s” Tour, Taps Naughty By Nature

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This summer the “I Love The 90s- The Party Continues” tour has a sick line up you probably don’t want to miss. TLC is headlining the second edition of the “I Love The 90’s” tour. This time around, the tour has snagged some pretty dope performers: Naughty By Nature, Biz Markie, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, […]

#FromtheIssue: Naughty by Nature, 25 Years Later

Naughty by Nature celebrates 25 years in the game. How three kids with a dollar and a dream put New Jersey on the map. Words: KC Orcutt Twenty five years ago, the streets of New Jersey were unknowing that the hustler mentality they quietly inspired would propel the careers of one of the most iconic […]

Exclusive Video: Naughty By Nature Thanks Fans For 25 Years Of Support

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Naughty by Nature is celebrating 25 years of Hip Hop through an extensive tour, reminding fans their reputed high energy in their live show hasn’t faded with time. In an eight-minute mini documentary, produced by Lenox Road Productions, the Grammy-winning trio reflects on what it’s been like on the road and in the studio the […]

Support Naughty By Nature’s 25th Anniversary Album Kickstarter

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Hoping to raise $100,000 to fund their 25th anniversary album, Naughty By Nature has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. According to their profile, the Hip Hop trio are asking for monetary support because it would allow them complete creative control over the album. The trio explained, “We’re crowdfunding to help pay for recording, mixing […]

Naughty By Nature Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Nationwide Tour

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Naughty By Nature will celebrate its milestone 25th year with a 30-show tour, set to get underway January 27 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The legendary Hip Hop group was discovered by fellow New Jersey native and rapper, Queen Latifah. Eventually signing the group to her ‘Flavor Unit’ management company, Latifah helped them land a deal […]

Treach Of Naughty By Nature Takes Shots At Kanye West

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Naughty By Nature frontman Treach seems to have a very strong dislike for rapper Kanye West and let the world know about recently on social media. The New Jersey MC took to his Instagram account and lambasted West along with his wife Kim Kardashian, holding nothing back in his tirade. Treach’s animosity with the Chicago […]

Happy Birthday Treach! Six Degrees of Success

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This day in Hip Hop history ushers in the bornday of the king of “OPP”, better known as Treach. For those who don’t know, Treach was the front man for the New Jersey rap collective Naughty By Nature. Born Anthony Criss in East Orange, New Jersey, Treach got his musical start in his hometown. He, […]