September 3rd – New Jersey’s Naughty By Nature released their self-entitled sophomore album, on Tommy Boy Records, on this day in 1991.
The platinum-selling debut set would feature the hit singles “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” and the anthem that propelled them to stardom “O.P.P.”
A reissue of the album featured the hit single “Uptown Anthem” which was also featured on the “Juice” soundtrack.
Treach, the group’s lead vocalist would introduce a fast dancehall/reggae style delivery on this album reminiscent of KRS-One’s style on the album “Criminal Minded” by Boogie Down Productions.
Treach would cite reggae greats Super Cat and Shabba Ranks as major influences.