Because they were one of the first hip-hop acts to have both street cred and enormous pop success, because “O.P.P.” is still a golden anthem 18 years later, because they haven’t hit New York in ages, because they’re finally back on track after a troubled decade of inner turmoil, arrests, and divorce . . . Naughty by Nature is playing a tiny Women’s Prison Association fundraiser in Park Slope. What? OK, Treach had a role in Oz, but still. This is madness! There is no logic! Opening acts: Ice Cube juggling his Kids’ Choice Awards, Gang Starr solving a Rubik’s Cube, and Queen Latifah racing chariots, probably.

Wed., March 18, 9 p.m., 2009

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