Naughty By Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray" x "O.P.P."

As far as hip hop groups are concerned, you have to slot Naughty by Nature right up there with De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest.  The New Jersey group was an amazing pop/rap crossover and was a staple of 90s age hip hop.  Their 1991 debut self-titled album (other than Independent Leaders which was released under the name The New Style) includes classic hip hop tracks "O.P.P." (which makes use of a Jackson 5 sample) and "Ghetto Bastard (Everything's Gonna Be Alright)," "While the chorus of their 1993 anthem "Hip Hop Hooray" may well make it the most recognizable and celabrated song of the early 90s.  The thing that made Naughty so special, was their goofey, non-chalant personas and rhymes that still managed to address social issues (as evidenced on "Ghetto Bastard").

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
Naughty By Noah

"Hip Hop Hooray" "O.P.P."