Life has been hectic lately but Iâ€™m back with another issue for everyone. (Side note â€“ I have a couple of never before posted magazines that will hit this site very soon). Now, who didnâ€™t love Naughty By Nature? While Kay Gee and Vinnie played the background perfectly, I had always likened Treach to Busta Rhymes in that he seemed to have that natural charisma and appeared to be friendly with almost any other rapper at the time. Combine that with Naughtyâ€™s penchant for crafting catchy hip-hop jingles and they just couldnâ€™t lose. And to top it off, they had Spike Lee directing the video for the lead song from their second album, â€˜Hip-Hop Hoorayâ€™, with no less than a hundred guest appearances from the hip-hop world at the video shoot. How could they lose?
Well, they didnâ€™t. Iâ€™m sure they went gold and platinum with their singles and albums (check here: http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH) and they didnâ€™t have to give up an ounce of credibility. I think itâ€™s safe to say that they peaked in 1993, too. But hereâ€™s a question for you, should Treach have gone solo for an album or two? I think so. And why isnâ€™t Treach ever brought up in a discussion of the best rappers of that era and of all time? Is it because heâ€™s from New Jersey and not New York? Does his voice wear on you? What is it?
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