Naughty by Nature

The surprisingly charming and female-empathetic infidelity ode "O.P.P." was only the first in a string of great '90s rap singles from New Jersey's Naughty by Nature, each one balancing chopped hardcore finesse with sing-along hooks and samples from heaven's barbecue—"Everything's Gonna Be Alright," "Uptown Anthem," "Hip Hop Hooray," "Feel Me Flow," "Jamboree." DJ Kay Gee worked with Next, and rappers Treach and Vin Rock recently recorded a Daytrotter session with Solid Gold. But their deepest connection to the Twin Cities might be their legendary live show, which they bring back reunited behind hot new recordings: If last year's gritty "I Gotta Lotta" is any indication, the forthcoming Anthem Inc. is well-titled. With Carnage the Executioner and Divine Collection. 18+.
Sat., June 11, 9 p.m., 2011
 
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