Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Naughty By Nature - IIcons (CD, 2002)

Kay Gee left, and they just kept going.

This is the self-congratulatory, look-how-many-friends-we-have album from Naughty By Nature, and it's a mess. I don't know how else to put it. Method Man and Bumpy Knuckles supply some swift guest spots (duh), but I can't say the same for Lil' Jon and Pink.

Yeah: Pink is on this album. Yikes.

Kay Gee's back in the group now, so hopefully they'll put some new shit out so this isn't their final go at it. Because it's not a good one to end on.


"Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout a Thing)"

1 comment:

Biff Pocaroba said...

This album is just bad. I know I complained about their hit pandering on the last album but this one takes it to a whole other level. I mean Pink? Really? This one has some songs that I simply can not listen to. "NY To LA" is the only standout song on this one which is pretty sad considering that just 9 years earlier these guys put together one of the great rap albums. Treach sounds out of his element on much of this. Maybe Kay Gee was good at telling him "no" because nobody reigned him in on this one. I love the irony that the album title attempts to convey how great they are while this is by far their worst album. The inclusion of Bumpy Knuckles is a nice touch, though.