| Grammy award winning hip hop legends Naughty By Nature who throughout the '90s scored hit after hit with the likes of "O.P.P," "Hip-Hop Hooray," "Ghetto Bastard," and "Uptown Anthem," are back with the release on October 7th of their brand new single "Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout A Thing)". The single is the band's first release on their new label Naughty/TVT records and is taken from their eagerly awaited new album "iicons", which debuted at number 15 on the main Billboard album chart and topped the independent Billboard album chart for several weeks upon release. "Feels Good", features the Epic Records female trio 3LW and is a classic NBN party anthem, in direct line of descent from classics such as "O.P.P" and "Hip Hop Hooray". The track is already an urban hit in the US, where it has been a # 1 single in the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart and number 2 single in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart. |
Since the early '90's, Naughty By Nature (NBN) has created chart-topping party anthems that have dominated Rap, Pop, and R&B charts, all the while staying true to hip-hop. The group exploded on the scene during the summer of 1991 with "O.P.P." and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" from their self-titled debut, Naughty by Nature. Their second album, 19 Naughty III (1993) featured another crossover smash, "Hip Hop Hooray". Their previously released albums: Naughty By Nature (1991 - platinum), 19 Naughty III (1993 - platinum), Poverty's Paradise (1995 - gold), and 19 Naughty IX: Nature's Fury (1999 - gold) has sold over 4 million copies combined.
After a two-year hiatus, Naughty are back and ready to make fans 'feel good' again with iicons, their debut album on Naughty/TVT Records. Vinnie and Treach (producer Kay Gee is no longer with the group) have emerged stronger than ever after working with a new stable of producers for this album. "It's a Naughty record from start to finish. It's still our formula. We chose producers who we felt could keep our music gritty and street, while at the same time make music that will be able to move hip-hop fans around the world," offers Treach.
Featured tracks on the album include "What U Wanna Do" (featuring Pink), the single "Feels Good" featuring 3LW,. "Rock N' Roll feat. Method Man & Redman, "Rah Rah" featuring Naughty proteges Rottin' Razkals, "NJ to LA," (featuring Road Dawgs and Rottin Razkals, "Red Light" featuring Queen Latifah and "Naughty By Nature" featuring Carl Thomas.
As globe-trotting musicians, Naughty By Nature's celebrity status has taken them all around the world, yet their commitment to young people has remained steadfast. Over the past year, Vinnie has worked directly with the Mayor of his home city, East Orange, NJ to help implement a comprehensive district-wide multimedia/communications program to train young people to create television programs on local access cable channels.
Treach has also been a huge supporter of the Black United Fund, an organization that raises money to support Black American organizations that promote opportunity, growth and change. Together Treach and Vinnie have also been heavily involved in various AIDS related charity events in New York and San Francisco.
In addition to his lyrical skills and modeling., Treach has also emerged as one of Hollywood's leading young actors. He's garnered critical acclaim for his roles in Jason's Lyric, HBO's prison drama, OZ, First Time Felon (HBO original film) and television's New York Undercover. His acting career began in 1990 when his friend, the late Tupac Shakur helped him land a part in Juice. The Hollywood buzz on his pivotal performance in the soon to be released Sony/Screen Gem Picture, Love And A Bullet has definitely made Treach one to watch for. While music remains his first love, Treach has completed work on several films including the upcoming Empire with John Leguizamo, the Spike Lee-produced 3 A.M. with Danny Glover and Face, an independent film which has been accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. He continues to co-host the syndicated television show The Source All-Access and is also slated to make guest appearance on Showtime's Soul Food and HBO's new series Baseball Wives.
FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUMS IICONS, RELEASED 14 OCTOBER
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