"You down with OPP" Naughty By Nature performed “O.P.P.” to a room full of people that weren’t born when it was a hit but all celebrated the show's big finale.
The finale of the epic 2019 VMAs highlighted the impact of New Jersey hip-hop. After looking at the artists of yesterday and today, it's official: The works of Fetty Wap, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Redman, and Wyclef Jean exist in the same space. It was truly a sight to behold, and a sonic feast to consume.
Redman, of course, is the pride of Brick City. So is Queen Latifah, who was born in Newark and grew up in East Orange. Fetty Wap? in Paterson. Naughty by Nature — Treach, DJ Kay Gee and Vin Rock — hails from East Orange. Wyclef Jean came to Newark from Haiti as a child, later forming the Fugees with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel in South Orange.