Naughty By Nature – Nature’s Finest

Naughty By Nature - Nature's Finest1. Hip Hop Hooray

What can I say a Hip Hop classic right here and a classic party jam. This is what sky rocketed Naughty By Nature into the mainstream and the best thing is that this song contains some great lyrics from both Vinnie & Treach. DOPE!

2. OPP

Another song that sky rocketed Naughty By Nature, in my opinion this is not as good as Hip hop Hooray but it’s still good. You’ve heard this before so why explain? Good

3. Uptown Anthem

DOPE! Starts off with a nice little piano interlude then just goes right to the song, great stuff. Treach starts it off with a classic verse, man Treach just spits rapid yet coherent lines, just amazing. I love the chorus. Classic track right here. DOPE!

4. Penetration(Feat Next)

I love the softer beat, Next to me are worthless and Treach carries this song on his back. Treach just rips the track with rapid yet clever verses. They rip off Master P’s “Make Em Say Ugh” chorus which makes me laugh. Good

5. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Now this track is a classic. This is a Treach solo and he doesn’t hold back. He raps about his life and it’s such a beautiful song. Treach’s storytelling is unbelievable. The beat is very dope, nice little piano type beat and I love the sample chorus. DOPE!

6. It’s On

Song is gritty! I love it! Vinnie disses Sir Mix-A-Lot which makes me smile, and he disses him hard as well. Classic Naughty By Nature track here. This is a very hard track with some dope horns and just has that grimey East feel. DOPE!

7. Craziest(Crazy C Remix)

Well I like the Poverty’s Paradise version better but this one is still classic. It has a Westcoast feel to it and I’m talking a 1995-1996 West type feel to it. Same verses but with different music. I love how the beat changes during the chorus. DOPE!

8. Written On Ya Kitten(QD 3 Remix)

Better than the original, the beat sounds like a track that would be put on the Above The Rim soundtrack. Very good song. Good

9. Feel Me Flow

Ok now everyone knows this song and it’s a classic. Treach solo right here over some West sounding beat and man he just rips it. Treach can adapt to any style he wants and that’s what makes him one of the best rappers ever. Just a classic track. DOPE!

10. Clap Yo Hands(Remix)

The beat is better but why do the edit the track? Weird, still a good track. The original was on Poverty’s Paradise. Good

11. Nothing To Lose(Naughty Live)

DOPE!!!!! One of the best Naughty By Nature songs ever! I love the beat, it’s got that dark East type feel and man Treach disses Wendy Williams hard on the first verse, Treach just rips this track. Vinnie with the second verse and man Vinnie does a great job here, maybe his best verse ever. The chorus is good because it has that live feel to it. They trade the last verses together, just dopeness right there. DOPE!

12. Guard Your Grill

Has a dark type feel, don’t like the talking in the beginning. Man old school Treach sounds basically the same but I think he has gotten better over the years, he’s using the rapid rapping here, very dope stuff. Treach solo here and man it is great. DOPE!

13. 1,2,3

Good track, the Flavor Unit! I love the dope flute beat on here. Very dope track and everyone comes tight. Good

14. Poor Man’s Poetry(From Poetic Poetry)

Very good song, nice semi relaxing beat but Treach still rapid raps on here(DOPE!). Very dope song, it has that old school feel to it and I love the chorus, nice samples. Vinnie with a good verse, man Vinnie can rapid rap as well, very dope stuff. Treach again rips it. DOPE!

15. Wickedest Man Alive

Has a Reggae flavor to it, decent track with the horns and stuff but it’s way too soft here. Treach carries it well though. Good

16. Naughty By nature(Megamix)

Just mixes of their stuff all thrown together. Interesting stuff. Good

17. Mourn You Till I Join You

DOPE! This is the 2Pac(RIP) dedication track that Treach put out and it’s a classic. Great Westcoast beat. Treach is so honest on here just telling interesting stories and reminiscing about his friend. Classic track and it was just a classy tribute to Pac(RIP). DOPE!

All in all this gets a DOPE! rating. This IS the Naughty By Nature album to get next to Poverty’s Paradise. No filler on here, no stupid skits, just pure rap with Treach & Vinnie, with great beats by Kay Gee. COP IT!

Naughty By Nature – IIcons

Naughty By Nature - IIcons1. IIcons

We waste no time getting into this album as they do a short intro demonstrating that NBN are IIcons. Oh yea forgot to tell you, Kay Gee left the group and is not doing beats anymore. The beat is fierce and perfect for Treach to spit venom at, the chorus is great and only Treach can do a chorus like that….well he does use “Hail Mary’s” “Come With Me” for the chorus then adds his own flavor to it. Great track. Good

2. Rock & Roll(Feat Method Man & Redman)

Well we are into song 2 and there are already guests? Blah, I like both Redman & Method Man but they aren’t needed here. Treach just outshines both using a fierce angry fast type flow, it has to be heard to be believed. Method Man gives us a lackluster verse but mentions “Kobra Kai” so he gets cool points. Typical Redman verse, humor filled with dopeness. Good

3. What You Wanna Do(Feat Pink)

Well Treach and Pink were going out around this time so it was to be expected. She really is horrid on this track, and not even Treach can carry this mess, Vinnie tries as well but doesn’t matter because Pink’s ear bleeding vocals are all over this song and when she says “Got blunts?” I just shake my head in disgust. Wack

4. Swing Swang

Alright here we go! This is what I call Feel Me Flow Part 2 but with Vinnie. Beat is a little similar, chorus is different but it really reminds me of Feel Me Flow. Treach starts it off with a great verse, just unbelievable. Vinnie with a very good verse, nice to see uncle Vinnie trying to keep up with Treach but knowing he can’t so he puts his own style to it. Oh yea the chorus is really good as well, very positive. This should’ve been the single, this could’ve been the next Feel me Flow, seriously, this song is one of their best. DOPE!

5. Rah Rah(Feat Rottin Razkalz)

Well we get some weirded out intro with some guy babbling with NBN laughing in the background. Beat is some hard Southern horn type shit. Treach starts it off and man this guy could ride a Casio beat, pretty much the only highlight, oh yea Vinnie does a great job as well. Uneventful but still a good song. Good

6. Feel’s Good(Feat 3LW)

Guilty pleasure of mine, this is one of the most catchiest songs I have ever heard and even though it gets hated on, it’s still a nice party jam and even with Treach unmotivated, he’s still better than 90% of these rappers out, what a wasted talent, to get off topic for a minute, I’m no Eminem fan but I respect him for going out and saying Treach was a huge influence to his style. Anyway the song is catchy, the chorus is catchy, what can I say? Good song. Good

7. Let Me Find Out

This track is really bitter, I mean really REALLY bitter. Gay….I mean Kay Gee diss here, Treach gets really personal here and you can honestly hear his anger and his frustration with the switch hitter Kay Gee. For those who don’t know, Kay Gee did that Next(RnB group with that Real Close single) project and basically said he was done with NBN and done with gangsta music all in all and dissed them, well Treach being a legit tough guy didn’t take it too easy. This song as well as “Real Niggaz” off Doc’s Da Name(You should peep that track not only is there a great Kay Gee diss by Treach but a Yuk diss by Scarface). Anyway this song is really good and to prove Treach rules the school he switches up flows, pure greatness. Good

8. Naughty By nature(Carl Thomas) 

A TREACH SOLO SONG! DOPE! This has that old school feel to it, with lots of horns and old beat drums and all that. Carl Thomas is worthless on the chorus but who cares? Treach of course makes this track his ***** and makes it cook him dinner! I can’t give it a DOPE! rating because of Carl Thomas and his Jafaken accent here. Good

9. NJ To LA(Feat Roaddawgs & Rottin Razkals)

Ok the beat is completely horrible, Treach carries it well but the others have no clue how to ride a beat like this. Average(For Treach)

10. Red Light(Feat Queen Latifah)

Good little track, Treach starts it off and of course rips it to pieces. Vinnie does a good job. Treach again and I can’t complain. Chorus was good, luckily Latifah didn’t rap, because that would’ve been horrid. Good

11. Ashes To Ashes(Feat Icarus & Freddie Foxxx)

Treach starts it off and has a funny line about Chris Rock’s fingers, Treach has such dope wordplay, he could be reading off his grocery list and it’d sound like a masterpiece. Icarus is your no substance punchline rapper who I do not care of. Freddie Foxxx disses Bubba Sparxxx. Wow Treach & Bumpy Knuckles on the same track? 2 *****in crazy thugs who no one would ***** with or diss. I would love a duo album from them. Good track. Good

12. What U Don’t Know

Not feeling this track, all it is is “What you don’t know” repeat 1000 times, it gets old. Wack

13. Wild Mutha*****az(feat LiL Jon & Chyna White)

Oh yea, NBN did do a song with LiL Jon and it’s a very dope song except for one thing….Chyna White, she’s just horrible, very irritating and totally messes up the flow of the song. Nice try lady, you ain’t outshining NBN and you for sure ain’t lyrically touchin Treach. Jon gets annoying but atleast you expect it and he does his usual cursing and yelling type schtick that grows on you. Good track. Good

14. Family Tree

Realest song ever! One of NBN’s best tracks. Great way to end the album. Treach gets really emotional here and the beat in the background…ah man I can’t do it justice. Vinnie does a great job as well but lets get real here, he ain’t touchin Treach but I’m glad Vinnie found his niche. Treach even gives a “***** you” to the people who claim Pac was alive, by saying he’s gonna see him in Cuba but then says “When I Moun You Till I Join You”, pure clever. Classic track. DOPE!


All in all this gets a Good rating. Is it the best NBN album? No way, but is it solid? Yes. I’d cop this last though, just get their whole catelogue first then get this. Treach however ruled the school here, trying his best to carry these weak sounding beats, and Vinnie also tried. Kudo’s NBN, good album, please come back and make another one!