On stage, Treach and Vinnie have been rapping for over 20 years as Naughty By Nature, one of the most popular and beloved rap group’s ever. But, the camaraderie has changed and Treach has released a dis record towards Vinnie called “Tall Midget.”
On the song, Treach goes in.
“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, that’s exciting, fighting / I shoulda done celebrity ghost stories for all my ghost writing / I can’t fire the owner ’cause its me and my DJ (Kay Gee)/ [you] get a grown man time out / I’m out – get my swag on eBay / Cash, I get it, grab it feel the punishment from this savage / [I'm] a legend lyrical lord call you Uncle Ad Lib.”
Listen to “Tall Midget”:
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Naughty By Nature are the first rap group to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 1991 for their self-titled debut and the group has had a slew of hits in their illustrious career.
However, 22 years later as Naughty (and longer as a crew) Treach only has a slew of disses. He continues to berate Vinnie, a seemingly affable part-time rapper that generally plays hype-man.
“Time to find your own zone, watch your tone / Naughty Gear was n***as throwing you a bone, homes / I hate a leech lurking off what I build / Cause I’m real, Now I’m doing side deals that I feel.”
Treach maintains there is much more to the story than a likable member.
In an exclusive interview, Treach told AllHiphop.com that this situation has been welling up for years. In fact, he said that he and Vinnie have not talked in about two years in a personal capacity. They have continued the business of Naughty By Nature, doing concerts and interviews.
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“We never wanted to be the groups that couldn’t resolve our issues,” Treach told AllHipHop.com. “Nobody is larger than the group. We always fit [Vinnie] in even if there wasn’t a spot for [him] to fit in. You will never see Vin do a Naughty show [alone], because he can’t. Me and KG (the groups DJ and hit making producer) can do this for the rest of our lives. I don’t work for nobody.”
He suggested that they were not on one accord in the business of Naughty By Nature and decisions were made without the rest of the group’s knowledge. In part, that is why he took his problems to Twitter, Treach said. He wanted the general population and business community to know what was going on.
For now, the group has not broken up, but it will be strictly business.
“I’ll never say never to nothing, because I’m a business man,” Treach said. For now, Vinnie is on a “grown man timeout.”