Has anyone seen the '90s? What about the '00s?
Somehow, those two decades simply came and went, taking pagers, the newspaper industry, and record stores along with 'em.
On the bright side, however, Father Time spared Naughty by Nature's enduring 1993 hit, "Hip Hop Hooray," which turned 20 years old this past January. Yes, it's been two decades.
Consider the following: "Hip-Hop Hooray" is older than Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt (b. 1994); Twitter (2006) and Facebook (2004) combined; Jay-Z's first record (1994); and Biggie Smalls' death (1997).
"We live and die for hip-hop, and we definitely give props to our forefathers who've paved the way for us," Naughty by Nature MC Vin Rock recently told RapStation.com. "So ['Hip Hop Hooray' was] us putting a stamp on it. We realize we wouldn't be here without the forefathers."
To celebrate the platinum anniversary of "Hip Hop Hooray" and 19 Naughty III, the certified-platinum record it appears on, a reunited Naughty by Nature is kicking off a U.S. tour, culminating with a coheadlining spot at the Roots' sixth-annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia this summer.
Naughty by Nature's 2013 North American Tour Dates
February 24 Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
March 1 Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C.
March 2 Attucks Theatre, Norfolk, VA
March 5 Brewsters Roc Bar, Jacksonville, FL
March 6 LIV, Miami Beach, FL
March 12 Club La Vela, Panama City Beach, FL
March 30 Grizzly Rock, Lakewood, CO
April 4 Shakespeare's Lower Level, Kalamazoo, MI
April 5 Home, Arlington Heights, IL
April 26 Lea County Events Center, Hobbs, NM
June 1 Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA
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Before they rock Philly, however, Naughty by Nature will roll through LIV on Wednesday, March 6. And it'll certainly feel like 19 Naughty III all over again.
Naughty by Nature. Wednesday, March 6. LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami. The party starts at 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com.