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2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew
Formed: 1985 in California
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Genre: Other, R&B, Rap
Group Members: Luther Campbell, Fresh Kid Ice, David Hobbs, Mr. Mixx, Brother Marquis, Chris Wong Won, Verb, Amazing V
Biography: No rap group (save, perhaps, N.W.A) has stirred more controversy or provoked more heated debate than the 2 Live Crew. The furor over the graphic sexual content of their X-rated party rhymes -- specifically their 1989 album As Nasty as They Wanna Be -- was a major catalyst in making rap music a flash ...Read full biography
As Nasty As They Wanna Be
Released: 1989
Label: Lil' Joe Records
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2 Live Crew's infamous -- record store clerks were actually arrested for selling the album -- and double platinum -- a great example of how being banned can increase sales -- As Nasty As They Wanna Be ...Read full review
Banned in the U.S.A.: The Luke LP
Released: 1990
Label: Little Joe Records
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When Florida attorney Jack Thompson did everything he could to have the X-rated music of 2 Live Crew outlawed, his assault on the First Amendment led many free speech advocates to take up the group's ...Read full review
More 2 Live Crew (Mr. Mixx's Side B) albums: Main Albums (19), Compilations (16), Singles & EPs (29), DVD/Video (5)