The song “O.P.P.” is a hip-hop track by the American trio Naughty by Nature, consisting of Treach (Anthony Criss), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown), and DJ Kay Gee (born Keir Lamont Gist).. It was released as the lead single from their self-titled second studio album, “Naughty by Nature,” in on August 24, 1991 with “The Wickedest Man Alive” on the B-side.. The acronym “O.P.P.” stands for “Other People’s Property” or, alternatively, “Other People’s Pussy.”
“O.P.P.” is known for its catchy and infectious sound, blending elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop. The song features a sample from the song “ABC” by The Jackson 5, which adds to its energetic and nostalgic vibe. Lyrically, “O.P.P.” delves into the concept of infidelity and promiscuity, using the term “O.P.P.” to refer to engaging in activities with someone who is in a committed relationship. The lyrics playfully explore the idea of seizing opportunities and taking part in secret affairs, all in a light-hearted and playful manner.
The song became a massive hit for Naughty by Nature, toping the Billboard’s Dance Singles Sales,and Hot Rap Songs Charts. . Its catchy chorus and memorable verses helped propel the group to mainstream success and solidified their status as leading figures in the hip-hop scene of the early 1990s. The music video for “O.P.P.” features Naughty by Nature performing the song in various settings, including a basketball court and a club, alongside energetic dance routines. The video directed by Rodd Houston and Marcus Raboy captures the group’s dynamic stage presence and showcases the playful and vibrant nature of the song.
“O.P.P.” is regarded as one of Naughty by Nature’s signature songs and a classic in the hip-hop genre. Its combination of infectious beats, catchy hooks, and clever wordplay has made it an enduring party anthem and a favorite among fans of ’90s hip-hop. Despite the controversial nature of its lyrics, “O.P.P.” remains a standout track in Naughty by Nature’s discography, contributing to their influential and successful career in the music industry.