The Partier presents
Naughty by Nature
Toki Wright, DJ D Mil
315 First Ave North
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Naughty by Nature
The Grammy Award winning, Platinum-album selling, New Jersey super-group, Naughty By Nature, has nearly a
twenty-year track record of creating the hits and party anthems that have become the soundtrack to our lives.
Their music has smashed through mainstream barriers all while remaining true to the sound, message and grit of
the hood. And now, these three kings of the HipHop anthem have formally claimed their titles and named their
forthcoming reunion album, "Anthem Inc." in celebration.
Life is good. Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee are back in the studio, doing what they do best: creating undeniably
classic, hand-raising, life-affirming, HipHop music. "We wouldn't have reunited if we didn't think we could give
people that authentic Naughty feeling," says the group's master lyricist Treach. "This new album is definitely gonna
take you back, but just like we always did, we've invented a new sound, a bunch of new flows and after being
without an album for so long, we've gotta lotta things to say."
Few groups in music can boast a near twenty-year career that has been both consistent and history making.
Naughty By Nature, the Grammy and American Music Award winning rap trio, initially called "New Style", began
performing at talent shows and were discovered by fellow New Jersey native and then-emerging HipHop artist,
Queen Latifah. Eventually signing the group to her management company "Flavor Unit Management", Latifah
helped them land a deal with Tommy Boy Records.
Naughty By Nature's self-titled debut album was released in 1991 and quickly assaulted the music charts with the
instant classic #1 hit "O.P.P.". The group quickly became crossover stars, while maintaining their ghetto sensibility.
To date, their success and longevity as a HipHop group has been unparalleled. These three "Kings of The HipHop
Anthem" went on to produce their follow-up albums that have become part of America's HipHop legacy: "19
Naughty III", "Poverty's Paradise" and "Nature's Fury".
Inevitably, a break-up in 1999 would lead to the group members each following different, yet equally successful,
personal endeavors. As a producer, Kay Gee went onto produce award winning music with artists including:
Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G, Jaheim, Next and Zhane. As an actor, Treach found success in film and television
offering critically acclaimed performances in HBO's original series "The Sopranos" and "OZ", along with "Jason's
Lyric", "Soul Food", the HipHop cult-classic "Juice" and several other films.
As the marketing genius behind the group, Vin Rock developed Naughty Gear, one of the first HipHop inspired
clothing lines. When he got a hold of the worldwide web, he mastered it with www.NaughtyByNature.com, further
developing and expanding the reach of the Naughty brand. Throughout this time, Treach and Vin Rock continued
to tour and perform around the world. In 2002, the duo struck a deal with TVT Records and produced their last
Fast forward to 2008… After years of steady touring and itching to get back in the studio, both Treach and
Vin agreed, that in order for the next album to have that authentic sound and feel of Naughty By Nature,they must reunite with DJ Kay Gee. At this same time, VH1 bestowed their coveted "HipHop Honor" to the
group as innovators of our culture. Joining the ranks of Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Eazy E., the group received
their "HipHop Honors" in October of 2008.
The group continues to tour globally, ripping stages from Australia to Canada and New Jersey to South Africa.
Naughty By Nature is on their A-game and have no plans to stop anytime soon.
Continuing it's longtime tradition of exposing people to new voices, Rhymesayers Entertainment presents the Spotlight Series. This new series of releases is aimed at giving developing talent a platform to bring their message to the masses. Specifically priced for retail this series promises to bring emerging artists to the forefront.
The first artist in the Rhymesayers Spotlight Series is none other than Toki Wright. Most known as opening act and hypeman for Brother Ali, Toki is not only a well established emcee but one of the hardest working community activists in the Twin Cities area. With numerous accolades and a tour history that has taken him from New York to Uganada, Toki Wright Is ready to take his next step with A Different Mirror.
DJ D Mil
D.Mil is the direct link to St. Paul's 20-year-old Hip Hop scene. Miller's older brother Jim was a break dancer with the St. Paul Wild Style in the E'80s, part of the b-boy street culture. Born into a single parent household on St. Paul's often wild and impoverished east side. Money was usually tight, but big brother Jim's classic Rap tastes, which included Run DMC, the Fat Boys, helped fill the voids as David, and Twin brother Edde followed Jim around the Twin Cities pioneering Hip Hop scene. Hip Hop and Music has been a part of my life as long as I can remember, D.Mil stated. Tragedy struck the family when D.Mil's brother, Jim, was killed in a car accident at the age of 19. Maybe to keep the memory of his brother alive or out of his growing talent as a rap writer and DJ, or both, D.Mil scraped together enough money in 1994 to buy his own turntable's and start his vinyl collection. It wasn't long before he was cutting with the best of the local DJs and attracting high caliber MCs.
Too young to work clubs, D.Mil worked "the underground scene" for years D started spinning in the Clubs at the age of 19. DJ D.Mil is a true Club DJ, behind the decks is a performance that will spark any size audience, MC skills that work the crowd into the DJ Set. I like to warm them up, than make em sing, says D.MIl spinning sing-a-long party anthem sets. Superb Beat Blends mixed with smooth scratches, feeling out what the crowd wants to hear is a DJ skill that D has mastered, with a extensive Music Selection Current to Classic Top 40, Hip Hop, & R&B dance Hits. Most recently D.Mil doing a Saturday Night Residence at the MYTH the Largest club in the Midwest Region, Hosting a Saturday Night Residence in Minneapolis new Dance Club Hot Spot Foundation, The live Top 40 Radio mix show Club 101 (spring 05) 101.3 KDWB FM, DJ host STAR PARTY 2005. DJ nights at Famous night clubs like First Ave., & Epic. Spring Break tours to Mexico w/ Spring Break Leader studentcity.com the last 8 years, sold out shows at the legendary Bora Bora and Midwest club dates around the region, opening slots for acts: SNOOP DOGG, AKON, CAIRA, Paul Wall, 36 MAFIA, BONE Thugs n Harmony, KRS-ONE, Twista, Juvenile, G-Unit, Dip Set, Tech 9ine, Beat Nuts, Talab kweli, D12, Tha Liks, Do or Die & Smash Mouth, Tour dates with the one and only 2 Live Crew and others. DJ sets with the biggest DJ's in the World: FUNK MASTER FLEX, DJ Mea, DJ AM, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Recktangle, & DJ Craze. D.Mil has been building his following and national presence for years. D.Mil has numerous national producing credits and album credits, The 2007 TC BEST DJ AWARD, 2007 SP Style Crew Award, 2006 SP Style Promo Team Award, 2000 MMA nominee for Hip Hop Record of the Year.
Recently landing a Original song in the TV Movie Just for One Night. Working today Producing for a host of leading DJs, MC'S, R&B singers, musicians, and mix masters, Miller has helped turn his home-based SP STYLE Studios into one of the engine's of the Twin Cities and St. Paul's legendary scene. His twin brother Edde still helps out the group with booking and promotion, For both, it's a legacy they're willing to continue whole-heartedly. "We're more about the music and culture in Hip Hop than street or gangster stuff. We're more genuine," D.Mil says. "We try to keep it all real. We know where we came from, and where we're going."