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Naughty by Nature’s “Poverty’s Paradise” was the first album to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys

The night of the 38th Grammy Awards on February 28, 1996, Naughty by Nature‘s 1995 album Poverty’s Paradise won the first Grammy ever for Best Rap Album. Naughty by Nature’s fourth album “Poverty’s Paradise” was the first album to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys.

2Pac‘s Me Against the World, Ol Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s E. 1999 Eternal and Skee-Lo’s I Wish were all nominated in the 1996 Best Rap Album category but Naughty by Nature’s album “Poverty’s Paradise” won. The album Poverty’s Paradise peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart.

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Naughty by Nature’s "Poverty’s Paradise" was the first album to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys

Naughty by Nature’s Poverty’s Paradise tracklist

  1. “Intro” (Skit)
  2. “Poverty’s Paradise”
  3. “Clap Yo Hands”
  4. “City of Ci-Lo”
  5. “Hang Out and Hustle” (featuring. G-Luv (of Road Dawgs) & I Face Finsta (of Cruddy Click)
  6. “It’s Workin'” (featuring. Rottin Razkals)
  7. “Holdin’ Fort”
  8. “Chain Remains”
  9. “Feel Me Flow”
  10. “Craziest”
  11. “Radio” (Skit)
  12. “Sunshine”
  13. “Webber” (Skit) (featuring. Chris Webber)
  14. “Respect Due”
  15. “World Go Round”
  16. “Klickow-Klickow” (featuring. Rottin Razkals, Cruddy Click, Road Dawgs)
  17. “Double I” (Skit)
  18. “Slang Bang”
  19. “Shout Out” (featuring. Gordon Chambers)
  20. “Outro”
  21. “Connections” (featuring. Cruddy Click, Road Dawgs, Kandi Kain)