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Iicons by Naughty By Nature
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Naughty By Nature: Treach, Vinnie Brown.

Additional personnel includes: 3LW, Road Dawgs, Redman, Method Man, Pink, Rottin Razkals, Carl Thomas.

Producers include: Allstar, Griffin, WOK, DJ Twinz,

Against all odds, that salacious crew that declared itself "Down with O.P.P." back in the '80s managed to survive the ups and downs of the mercurial hip-hop world and make it into the 21st century. For those who only know Vinnie and Treach by that aforementioned Jacksons-sampling hit, IICONS may come as a bit of a revelation. While NBN still has the wild thing on its collective mind (as exemplified most effectively by "What You Wanna Do," to which Pink adds some sensuous crooning), there's more than unfettered carnality at work here.

From the complex imagery and polysyllabic rhyming of the opening title cut to the cutting sociological critique of "Let Me Find Out," Naughty By Nature displays an impressive lyrical facility for themes that reach beyond the call of booty. Incendiary guest shots from Redman, Method Man, Queen Latifah, and others help spice things up, making IICONS an impressive offering from these rap veterans.

What the critics say...

Rolling Stone (6/6/02, p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...These versatile pros are in fine form....Treach and Vinnie come correct...in true Naughty fashion..."
Vibe (June 2002, p.154) - 2.5 out of 5 - "...Naughty By Nature can still create anthems with a shelf life....they return...enough to their signature blend of beguiling beats and tongue-in-cheek insights..."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Iicons
  2. Rock N Roll - (featuring Redman/Method Man)
  3. What U Wanna Do - (featuring Pink)
  4. Swing Swang
  5. Rah Rah - (featuring Rottin Razkals)
  6. Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout A Thing) - (featuring 3LW)
  7. Let Me Find Out
  8. NBN - (featuring Carl Thomas)
  9. N.J. To L.A. - (featuring Road Dawgz/Rottin Razkals)
  10. Red Light - (featuring Queen Latifah)
  11. Ashes To Ashes - (featuring Icarus/Bumpy Knuckles)
  12. What U Don't Know
  13. Wild Muthaf****as - (featuring Lil Jon/Chyna Whyte)
  14. Family Tree
Release date Australia
May 7th, 2002
Label
TVT (USA)
Number of Discs
1
Original Release Year
2002
UPC
016581234024
Product ID
1532311

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