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News: Naughty By Nature Announce 25th Anniversary Tour

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(AUS) Naughty By Nature are headed back to Australia to kick off their 25th anniversary celebrations. One of the biggest breakout acts in hip hop, Naughty By Nature have spent 25 years securing their status as one of the legendary giants of hip-hop. Known for their incredible live energy and their hit-laden “hands in the air” hip-hop parties, fans are in for an incredible show as they perform in Perth, Melbourne, Wollongong, Adelaide, Rooty Hill, Sydney and Brisbane throughout November.

The ‘90s are often described as the Golden Era of Hip Hop, with the decade introducing an array of acts, many of whom have stood the test of time and influenced generations of artists to follow. One such act is the Grammy Award winning hip-hop trio, Naughty By Nature, born from the streets of East Orange, New Jersey, or better yet, the streets of ‘’Ill-Town’’.

The trio of Treach (Anthony Criss), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown) and the man responsible for their sound, super producer DJ Kay Gee (Keir Gist) have been a mainstay on world stages since hitting the charts with their self titled debut album in 1991, which featured the classic ‘’O.P.P’’.

Their follow up, 1993’s, ‘’Nineteen Naughty Three’’ featured the eternal hip-hop anthem, ‘’Hip Hop Hooray’’ ensuring that the group would forever be embedded in popular culture. Their hit laden 1995 release, ‘’Poverty’s Paradise’’ featured set favourites, ‘’Craziest’’, “Feel Me Flow’’ and ‘’Clap Yo Hands’’ but it was not until the release of 1999’s ‘’Nineteen Naughty Nine – Natures Fury’’ that the rest of the world caught up with what hip hop fans knew for so long with the album boasting two monster commercial hits in ‘’Holiday’’ and ‘’Jamboree’’.

Since then, the group has released two further albums, the 2002 aptly titled ‘’Iicons’’ and 2011’s ‘’Anthem Inc” celebrating the groups 20th anniversary. Hits and anthems aside, the group’s credibility as a hip-hop powerhouse comes from their live shows. With constant touring, Naughty By Nature have established a reputation as one of the premier live hip-hop groups of all time.

Australia’s love affair with Naughty by Nature commenced in 1995 when the group toured as part of the ‘’Cool Naughty Pain’’ tour with fellow hip hop artists, House of Pain and Coolio. Since that time, the guys have been regular visitors down under having performed shows across every major city and a number of regional towns. From clubs to arenas and festivals, the intensity and energy of a Naughty By Nature show is undeniable.



Thursday 5th November – PERTH, Astor Theatre

Friday 6th November – MELBOURNE, Trak Lounge.

Saturday 7th November – WOLLONGONG, Waves.

Sunday 8th November – ADELAIDE, The Gov.

Thursday 12th November – ROOTY HILL, Rooty Hill RSL.

Friday 13th November – SYDNEY, Metro Theatre.

Saturday 14th November – BRISBANE, Max Watts.