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2 Live Crew

RJ Smith, L.A. Weekly, 5 July 1990

WHEN RUDY Ray Moore talked dirty to the house parties, when Dolomite told inner-city movie audiences "fucking up motherfuckers is my game," when Redd Foxx talked a blue streak to the velour-lounge crowd, white authorities didn't pay any attention. But when rappers 2 Live Crew crossed over and reached millions of whites — Southern fraternity brothers first, and now, with a clean version of their album As Nasty As They Wanna Be, anybody listening to black radio or going to dance clubs — the law was alerted.

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