Poverty's Paradise
Poverty's Paradise
Studio album by Naughty by Nature


May 30, 1995


April 1994 - January 1995


Soundtrack Studios and Battery Studios
(New York City)
Marion Recording Studios
(Fairview, New Jersey)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Tommy Boy / Warner Bros.


Kay Gee, Minnesota, Brice, Kid Nyce, Mufi, Al Mal

Poverty's Paradise is the third studio album by American Hip hop group Naughty by Nature. It was released in May 30, 1995 as their final album under Tommy Boy Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Kay Gee, Mufi, Minnesota, Kid Nyce, Brice and Al Mal. Features guest appearances by Gordon Chambers, Chris Webber, Rottin Razkals, Cruddy Click (I Face Finsta & Gutta N*!%a), Kandi Kain, Road Dawgs (G-Luv & Tru Gee Swamp Rat). The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. A single released from the album, "Feel Me Flow" achieved major success, peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, two other singles: "Craziest" and "Clap Yo Hands" achieved minor success, the former peaking at #51 on the Hot 100.

At the Grammy Awards of 1996, it won the award for Best Rap Album, which was a new category that year.

The album spawned the singles and music videos were directed for the songs: "Craziest", "Clap Yo Hands", "Feel Me Flow", "Chain Remains", "Hang Out and Hustle" and "Klickow-Klickow".

Track listing Edit

  1. "Intro" (skit) - 0:38
  2. "Poverty's Paradise" - 1:01
  3. "Clap Yo Hands" - 4:39
  4. "City of Ci-Lo" - 3:13
  5. "Hang Out and Hustle" (feat. I Face Finsta and G-Luv) - 3:15
  6. "It's Workin'" (feat. Rottin Razkals) - 4:06
  7. "Holdin' Fort" - 3:34
  8. "Chain Remains" - 4:33
  9. "Feel Me Flow" - 3:33
  10. "Craziest" - 4:12
  11. "Radio" (skit) - 0:09
  12. "Sunshine" - 3:13
  13. "Webber" (skit) (feat. Chris Webber) - 0:49
  14. "Respect Due" - 3:03
  15. "World Go Round" - 3:06
  16. "Klickow-Klickow" (feat. Rottin Razkals, Road Dawgs and Cruddy Click) - 5:00
  17. "Double I" (skit) - 0:13
  18. "Slang Bang" - 3:42
  19. "Shout Out" (feat. Gordon Chambers) - 7:02
  20. "Outro" - 0:27
  21. "Connections" (feat. Cruddy Click, Road Dawgs and Kandi Kain) - 3:10

Samples Edit

Intro (skit)

  • "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Sam & Dave

Poverty's Paradise

  • "Poverty's Paradise" by The 24-Carat Black

Clap Yo Hands

  • "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave
  • "In Summertime" by Ronnie McNeir
  • "Eric B. Is President" by Eric B. & Rakim

City of Ci-Lo

  • "The Bones Fly From Spoon's Hand" by Lightnin' Rod feat. Kool & the Gang
  • "Easy Living / Ain't No Nobody's Business If I Do" by Grover Washington, Jr.

Hang Out and Hustle

  • "Kissing My Love" by Bill Withers
  • "Hang Out & Hustle" by "Sweet" Charles Sherrell

It's Workin'

  • "If It Don't Turn You On (You Oughta Leave It Alone)" by B.T. Express
  • "Stranded on Death Row" by Dr. Dre

Feel Me Flow

  • "Find Yourself" by The Meters


  • "That's All That Matters Baby" by Charles Wright
  • "I'm Gonna Get You" by Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul


  • "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Respect Due

World Go Round

  • "People Make the World Go Round" by Michael Jackson
  • "What You Do to Me" by The New Tony Williams Lifetime


  • "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players

Double I (skit)

  • "Together" by Ohio Players

Slang Bang

  • "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton

Shout Out

  • "Our Love Has Died" by Ohio Players


  • "Nothing Is Over" from Animal House
  • "Step Child" by Fred & the New J.B.'s


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