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Naughty by Nature: Poverty's Paradise (Tommy Boy; CD and cassette)

Amy Linden, The New York Times, 16 July 1995

PERHAPS THE biggest crime a hip-hop act can commit is to go pop, to soften its sound to achieve mass appeal. Over the course of three albums, Naughty by Nature has turned out muscular, literate hip-hop that has crossed over without forgetting its hard-core fans. Anthems like 'O.P.P.' and 'Hip-Hop Hooray' have helped the group's previous albums go platinum.

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