30 years might seem like a long period of time when it comes to hip-hop music and life in general but some hits simply manage to stay in the memories of society for eternity. Naughty By Nature managed to produce some fine tracks in his time and some of them certainly were part of the 19 Naughty III album, which was released 30 years ago. Yes, it was really that long ago!
Now, the artist decided to honor the date by giving his loyal supporters something to cheer about in 2023. We’re talking about a brand new luxury orange vinyl edition of the hit album, containing all the well-known hits. The vinyl is extremely nice looking and is fitting for the collection of every music lover, who is fond of enriching his arsenal of tracks.
The vinyl not only comes with newly recorded versions of all 14 songs from the original album but also a few bonus tracks. Side C and Side D are filled with different mixes of the hit song “Hip Hop Hooray” and “Written On Ya Kitten, performed by various artists. The special treat will make Naughty By Nature enthusiasts even more willing to acquire the upper-mentioned vinyl.
The history behind the album is also worth mentioning for those, who might not quite recall what we’re talking about. It was released in 1993 as the third studio album by the rapper. The recording process was done across there different studios in New York – Unique Recording Studios, Soundtrack Studios, and Electric Lady Studios. The recording took quite a bit of time – between February 1992 and February 1993, but the result was worth the wait.
Another reason for its success was the introduction of some high-end rappers, who would feature in many of the songs, including the legendary Tupac, Heavy D, and Queen Latifah, as well as a performance from Run-DMC. Quite a strong setup, which managed to do the trick.
19 Naughty III managed to attract decent critical and commercial success, receiving platinum certification, as well as a 4-star rating by prestigious outlets like Rolling Stone and AllMusic. The group was able to create a top 10 hit in Hip Hop Hooray, as well as two minor hits – Written on Ya Kitten and It’s On. Namely, these three songs are heavily featured in the new vinyl track with remixes from various artists.
1. 19 NAUGHTY III
2. HIP HOP HOORAY
3. READY FOR DEM
4. TAKE IT TO YA FACE
5. DADDY WAS A STREET CORNE
1. THE HOOD COMES FIRST
2. THE ONLY ONES
3. IT’S ON
4. CRUDDY CLIQUE
5. KNOCK ‘EM OUT DA BOX
6. HOT POTAT
1. SLEEPIN’ ON JERSEY
2. WRITTEN ON YA KITTEN
3. SLEEPWALIN’ II/SHOUT-OUTS
4. HIP HOP HOORAY (Pete Rock Remix)
1. HIP HOP HOORAY (Extended Mix)
2. WRITTEN ON YA KITTEN (Q-Funk Mix)
3. WRITTEN ON YA KITTEN (Shandi’s Smooth Mix)
4. IT’S ON (Beatnuts Remix)
5. IT’S ON (Sunship Edit)