Poverty's Paradise (1995) The Jersey trio Naughty By Nature makes a strong play for album-of-the-summer honors with Poverty's Paradise . Dominated by rollicking bass lines, chant-along choruses, and… 1995-05-02 Naughty by Nature Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Poverty's Paradise (1995)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: May 02, 1995; Lead Performance: Naughty by Nature; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The Jersey trio Naughty By Nature makes a strong play for album-of-the-summer honors with Poverty's Paradise. Dominated by rollicking bass lines, chant-along choruses, and the catchy, tight rhyme schemes that are Naughty's trademark, Poverty is tailor-made for low driving on the beach. Rappers Treach and Vinnie command attention without getting bogged down in weighty topics, and their vocals aren't crowded out by a cluttered production. A

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints