You Down with O.P.P.?
Naughty by Nature was everyone’s favorite hardcore rap trio that landed big, catchy hits time and time again. MS Treach, Vinnie and DJ Kay Gee met in high school and started throwing down at talent shows until like NJ-native Queen Latifah discovered them and knew from the first moment that they were a gold mine.
Their self-titled debut album was released in 1991 and was an immediate Top Ten hit (remember O.P.P., I know you do). Their 1993 follow-up album, 19 Naughty III, was another smash hit (“Hip Hop Hooray”) and hit the Top Five, then went platinum.
Poverty’s Paradise was their last big album of the 90s. PP won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, but didn’t deliver the unforgettable anthems they were known for. The group took a hiatus, and most of us haven’t heard much of them since. But a lot has gone down for MS Treach, Vinnie and DJ Kay Gee and we’ve got all the deets of where the fiery trio is now.