The bad boys of Hip Hop are back! The 2 Live Crew reunion is coming to a city near you. Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Uncle Luke are notoriously know for their X-rated, record breaking album As Nasty as They Wanna Be.
As rap performers, the members of The 2 Live Crew have been responsible for some of the hottest titles in the history of rap music. They have earned one double platinum album, two platinum albums, two gold albums, three chart topping singles, and sales of over ten million units. The 2 Live Crew also had single tracks included on the “New Jack City,” “Boyz In The Hood,” and “Friday” soundtracks.
The 2 Live Crew is notorious for being First Amendment poster boys. The group became the target of attacks from right-wing groups like the Parents Music Resource Center, which slammed them as obscene. The group feels that those critics totally missed the point of what The 2 Live Crew music is all about.
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 point for controversy and an easily visible target for self-appointed moral guardians.