Naughty by Nature & Rakim
July 19, 2013
The Grammy Award winning, Platinum-album selling, New Jersey super-group, Naughty By Nature, has nearly a twenty-year track record of creating the hits and party anthems that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Their music has smashed through mainstream barriers all while remaining true to the sound, message and grit of the hood.
And now, these three kings of the HipHop anthem have formally claimed their titles and named their forthcoming reunion album, “Anthem Inc.” in celebration. Few groups in music can boast a near twenty-year career that has been both consistent and history making as Naughty By Nature. In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim's technical abilities. Their first full album, Paid In Full, was released in 1987 causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter.