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Zero rap group (conserve, probably, N.W.A) provides stirred more controversy or provoked more heated issue compared to the 2 Live Staff. The furor on the visual sexual content of the X-rated party rhymes — particularly their 1989 record As Nasty because they Wanna End up being — was a significant catalyst to make rap music a display stage for controversy and an conveniently visible focus on for self-appointed moral guardians. The brutal attacks in the group’s First Amendment privileges put a lot of their defenders within an uncomfortable placement — passionately assisting their independence of conversation on the main one hands, but often obtaining little creative merit within their music. Plus they had been certainly crude and coarse, and sometimes misogynistic by most requirements; even if indeed they match squarely right into a custom of raunchy, sexually explicit dark humor (Redd Foxx, Rudy Ray Moore, Blowfly, etc.), many critics and intellectuals found out their look at of sex repellently juvenile, actually ugly (and when they found out it funny, it had been hard to state therefore publicly). Despite (or, much more likely, due to) that reality, the two 2 Live Staff had been fairly popular also before all of the uproar and benefited significantly initially from all of the promotion, although down the road the novelty probably wore off because of overexposure. Whether or not one loves their love of life, to focus just on the controversy ignores the two 2 Live Crew’s musical efforts. They were in charge of popularizing the flourishing, hard-driving audio of Miami bass music, plus they had been the founding fathers of the populist, dance-oriented rap subgenre that relied on basic, explicit chants and up-tempo rump-shaking grooves, properly dubbed “booty rap.” Despite their inextricable connect to Miami, the two 2 Live Staff actually began in California, using a account of Clean Kid Glaciers (delivered Chris Wong Gained in Trinidad), DJ Mr. Mixx (delivered David Hobbs), and Amazing V. The trio released their debut one, “Revelation,” in 1985 and its own reputation in Florida led the group — sans Amazing V — to go to Miami, and after second one “What I LOVE,” these were became a member of by Sibling Marquis (given birth to Tag Ross). They obtained a record cope with regional impresario Luke Skyywalker (given birth to Luther Campbell in Miami), who in the beginning offered as their supervisor, and then became a member of the group like a performer and bandleader. With Campbell arrived a big area of the group’s on-record flavor for sleaze, and appropriately their 1986 debut recording, The two 2 Live Team Is What WE HAVE BEEN, featured tunes like “WE WISH Some Pussy” and “Toss the D” (as with dick). It became a word-of-mouth achievement, eventually going platinum. Even as of this early stage, obscenity was a concern; in 1987, a Florida record shop clerk was acquitted of felony costs after offering the record to some 14-year-old female. Campbell strike upon the thought of offering “clean” and “filthy” versions from the group’s albums in order that youthful fans could have a less explicit choice. 1987’s Move Somethin’ was the initial album released in this format, and it became a straight bigger underground strike than its forerunner because of notorious slashes like “One and something,” an X-rated retelling from the Kinks’ “ALL DAY LONG and Every one of the Evening” (which set up the Crew’s penchant for blatantly copped examples). In 1988, an archive shop in Alabama was fined for offering a duplicate of Move Somethin’ for an undercover cop (a conviction later on overturned on charm), establishing the stage for the Crew’s house condition to declare battle. As Nasty because they Wanna Be premiered in 1989 and became the group’s biggest strike yet; the sole “Me So Horny” actually climbed in to the Best 40 despite practically nonexistent airplay. Term spread even further concerning the group’s unadulterated raunchiness, bringing in the attention from the ultraconservative watchdog group the American Family members Association, who weren’t content with the album’s parental advisory caution sticker. AFA supporter Jack port Thompson, an attorney and spiritual activist, confident Florida governor Bob Martinez to open up an inquiry into whether As Nasty because they Wanna End up being violated Florida obscenity laws and regulations. Their state prosecutor driven that action needed to be used on the neighborhood, not condition, level, and therefore in early 1990 Broward State sheriff Nick Navarro attained a copy from the record and guaranteed a ruling from State Circuit Courtroom Judge Mel Grossman that there is probable cause which the recording was lawfully obscene. Navarro warned record shops around the region that offering the recording might subject these to prosecution, and the two 2 Live Team filed match alleging that Navarro experienced unconstitutionally overstepped his bounds. In June, Area Courtroom Judge Jose Gonzalez ruled that As Nasty because they Wanna Become was lawfully obscene, and for that reason illegal to market. Record merchant Charles Freeman was caught two days later on for offering the recording for an undercover cop, as well as the three rapping associates of the two 2 Live Staff had been imprisoned on obscenity costs for executing material in the record in an area club. These were acquitted several months afterward, thanks a lot partly to professional testimony from Duke teacher Henry Louis Gates, and Freeman’s conviction was afterwards overturned on charm. On the other hand, As Nasty because they Wanna Be acquired end up being the forbidden fruits of preference for teenage children in the united states, offering over two million copies. Other incidents had been reported around the united states involving record shop owners being caught for offering the recording. The promotion also attracted the eye of George Lucas, who effectively sued Campbell for brand infringement over his stage and label name, Luke Skyywalker; he consequently shortened both to Luke. Taking advantage of the press frenzy, Campbell struck a distribution cope with Atlantic and come up with a semipolitical recording called Banned within the U.S.A., after securing privileges for the name monitor from Bruce Springsteen; it had been billed to Luke Offering 2 Live Team. It offered like hotcakes on 1st release, as well as the name one became the group’s second Best 40 strike. In 1991, the group released the very first full-length live rap record ever, Reside in Concert, along with the public follow-up to As Nasty because they Wanna Be, Sports activities Weekend. They marketed disappointingly, especially taking into consideration the group’s latest notoriety, and became the final albums they might record together being a quartet. To chemical substance matters, Luke Information was effectively sued for 1,600,000 million dollars in royalties by MC Timid D. In 1992, the Courtroom of Appeals in Atlanta overturned Jose Gonzalez’s ruling that As Nasty because they Wanna Become was lawfully obscene. At concern was Gonzalez’s refusal to heed professional testimony (he’d pronounced himself match to guage community requirements of decency, since he’d resided locally for 30 years), along with the proven fact that the responsibility of proof obscenity must have rested with Sheriff Navarro, who posted nothing at all besides a duplicate from the recording as proof. The appeals court’s decision was later on upheld from the Supreme Courtroom. Meanwhile, the two 2 Live Team had been drifting aside. Luke and New Kid Glaciers both released single albums (I ACQUIRED Shit on My Brain as well as the Chinaman, respectively), and first Staff people Glaciers and Mr. Mixx teamed up because the Rock and roll on Staff for COPE WITH This. Luke continuing his single career on the remaining ’90s. In 1994, Luke, Refreshing Kid Glaciers, and brand-new rapper Verb (delivered Larry Dobson) regrouped because the New 2 Live Staff, issuing the record Back at the Ass for the Nine-4. Exactly the same season, the group discovered itself back court just as before, this time more than a lawsuit from the web publishers of Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Fairly Female.” They billed 2 Live Team with plagiarism for documenting a parody from the track on As Clean because they Wanna Become, alleging that this reinterpretation tarnished the picture of the initial. The situation went completely towards the Supreme Courtroom, which ruled that parody constituted reasonable use and within favour of the group. THE BRAND NEW 2 Live Team didn’t last very long as Luke thought we would focus on his single profession. In 1995, Luke Information filed for personal bankruptcy, as Campbell was beset by lenders and expenditures; both he and the rest of the 2 Live Staff finished up on Lil’ Joe, a label founded by his ex-business partner Joe Weinberger. In 1996, Refreshing Kid Ice, Sibling Marquis, and Mr. Mixx re-formed the two 2 Live Staff without Campbell and released Tremble a Lil’ Somethin’. Sibling Marquis departed afterward, and right down to the two first California people, the two 2 Live Staff issued THE TRUE One in 1998. Luke, in the meantime, continuing to record gradually, in addition to releasing many compilation albums showcasing brand-new South Florida skill.

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Full Name 2 Live Crew
Died July 13, 2017, Miami, Florida, United States
Music Songs Face Down Ass Up, Me So Horny, We Want Some Pussy, Pop That Pussy, Pop That Coochie, Hoochie Mama, Brother Marquis' Side : The Fuck Shop, Dirty Nursery Rhymes, Still Nasty, I Wanna Dance Yall, D--k Almighty, Mama Juanita, One And One, Get It Girl Extended Mix, Throw The 'D', F--k Shop, C'mon Babe, Booty Drop, Brother Marquis' Side : My Seven Bizzos, Mega Mix, Yeah We Got That, Get It - Get It, Twerk That, Check It Out Y’all…, Ugly as Fuck, I Ain't Bullshittin', Shake A Lil' Somethin', In The Dust, Do Wah Diddy, The Pussy Caper, Coolin', Me So H
Albums Move Somethin', Sports Weekend: As Nasty as They Wanna Be, Pt. 2, The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, Live in Concert, The Real One, The 2 Live Crew's Greatest Hits, Shake a Lil' Somethin', Back at Your Ass for the Nine-4, Stop-Playin, The Essential DJ 12 Inch and Mega Mixes, Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Movies Luke's Hall of Fame, A Family Underground, The Wordz Project


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 performer: "Hoochie Mama", "Dance Like A Ho"
Central Intelligence 2016 performer: "Me So Horny" - as The 2 Live Crew
American Ultra 2015 performer: "Jealous Girls", "Ghetto Bass"
Straight Outta Compton 2015 performer: "C'mon Babe" - as The 2 Live Crew
The To Do List 2013 performer: "Me So Horny"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
American Reunion 2012 performer: "Me So Horny" - as The 2 Live Crew
Project X 2012 performer: "We Want Some Pu**y"
Eastbound & Down 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Means War 2012 performer: "Me So Horny"
The Sitter 2011 performer: "Hoochie Mama"
30 Minutes or Less 2011 performer: "Me So Horny" - as The 2 Live Crew
Breaking Bad TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Balls to the Wall 2011 performer: "Me So Horny"
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 performer: "Me So Horny"
My Best Friend's Girl 2008 performer: "Pop That Pussy"
American Dad! 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Summerhood 2008 performer: "Me So Horny", "We Want Some Pussy"
Disturbia 2007 performer: "Me So Horny"
Domino 2005 performer: "Me So Horny"
Be Cool 2005 performer: "Me So Horny"
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude 2004 Video Game performer: "Pop That Coochie", "Me So Horny"
The Real Cancun 2003 Documentary performer: "Pop That Pussy"
Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 performer: "Me So Horny" - as The 2 Live Crew
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Get It Girl"
Fastlane 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night at the Golden Eagle 2001 performer: "Hoochie Mama"
Bring It On 2000 performer: "Shake A Lil' Something"
Boob 1999 Video performer: "Shake a lil Somethin'"
Idle Hands 1999 performer: "Pop That Coochie"
Friday 1995 performer: "Hoochie Mama"
Major Payne 1995 performer: "Pop That Coochie"
Damned in the U.S.A. 1992 Documentary performer: "As Nasty as They Wanna Be", "Banned in the U.S.A."
Boyz n the Hood 1991 performer: "Hangin' Out" / writer: "Hangin' Out"
Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 performer: "Hangin' with the Homeboys and Dr. Feelgood", "We Want Some" - as The 2 Live Crew
New Jack City 1991 performer: "IN THE DUST"
Resident Alien 1990 Documentary performer: "Banned in the U.S.A.", "Fuck Martinez"
Men at Work 1990 performer: "MOVE SOMETHING"
Crack House 1989 performer: "Drop the Bomb", "Move Somethin'"
Twins 1988 performer: "YAKETY YAK"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2 Live Crew: Hoochie Mama 1995 Short
The New 2 Live Crew: Hell, Yeah 1994 Short
The New 2 Live Crew: You Go Girl 1994 Short
2 Live Crew: The 2 Live Crew Mega Mix 1992 Short
2 Live Crew: Pop the Pussy 1991 Short
2 Live Crew: C'mon Babe 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Banned in the U.S.A. 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Do the Bart 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Mama Juanita 1990 Short
2 Live Crew: Me So Horny 1989 Short writer
2 Live Crew: Do Wah Diddy Diddy 1988 Short
2 Live Crew: Move Somethin' 1988 Short
2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak 1988 Short
2 Live Crew: Take It Off 2014 Short
2 Live Crew Feat. Ice-T: The Real One 1998 Short
2 Live Crew Feat. KC of KC & the Sunshine Band and Freak Nasty: 2 Live Party 1998 Short
2 Live Crew: Do the Damn Thing 1996 Short
2 Live Crew: Shake a Lil Somethin' 1996 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2 Live Crew: Take It Off 2014 Short
2 Live Crew: Do the Damn Thing 1996 Short
2 Live Crew: Shake a Lil Somethin' 1996 Short
2 Live Crew: Hoochie Mama 1995 Short
2 Live Crew: The 2 Live Crew Mega Mix 1992 Short
2 Live Crew: Pop the Pussy 1991 Short
2 Live Crew: C'mon Babe 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Banned in the U.S.A. 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Do the Bart 1990 Short
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Mama Juanita 1990 Short
2 Live Crew: Do Wah Diddy Diddy 1988 Short
2 Live Crew: Move Somethin' 1988 Short
2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak 1988 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flo Rida Feat. Sage the Gemini and Lookas: G.D.F.R. 2014 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Take It Off 2014 Short Themselves
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2010 TV Special Themselves - Honorees
A Family Underground 2009 Documentary Themselves
2 Live Crew Feat. Ice-T: The Real One 1998 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew Feat. KC of KC & the Sunshine Band and Freak Nasty: 2 Live Party 1998 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Do the Damn Thing 1996 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Shake a Lil Somethin' 1996 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Hoochie Mama 1995 Short Themselves
The New 2 Live Crew: Hell, Yeah 1994 Short Themselves
The New 2 Live Crew: You Go Girl 1994 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: The 2 Live Crew Mega Mix 1992 Short Themselves
Rap's Most Wanted 1991 Video documentary Lead
2 Live Crew: Pop the Pussy 1991 Short Themselves
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Donahue 1990 TV Series Themselves
2 Live Crew: C'mon Babe 1990 Short Themselves
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Banned in the U.S.A. 1990 Short Themselves
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Do the Bart 1990 Short Themselves
Luke Feat. 2 Live Crew: Mama Juanita 1990 Short Themselves
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Themselves
2 Live Crew: Me So Horny 1989 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Do Wah Diddy Diddy 1988 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Move Somethin' 1988 Short Themselves
2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak 1988 Short Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psychopathic: The Videos 2007 Video Themselves (segment "Real underground baby") (uncredited)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves

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