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2 Live Crew

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2 Live Crew: Pump Up The Bass

Interview by Frank Owen, Spin, February 1990

Rapping about bass and booty, Miami rap is party music with a foul mouth. And 2 Live Crew are the nasty rulers of the Miami ...

2 Live Crew: Express Yourself

Report by RJ Smith, L.A. Weekly, 21 June 1990

AS WE go to press there is a Sheriff's Department search on inBroward County, Fla., for the two members of salacious rap group 2 Live ...

2 Live Crew

Comment by 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 ...

2 Live Crew: Nasty or Nice?

Comment by Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, 27 July 1990

DEFENDING 2 LIVE Crew's right to party feels more like a chore than a privilege. Graphic slapstick writ large, As Nasty As They Wanna Be ...

2 Live Crew: Fear Of A Black Penis

Report and Interview by Frank Owen, Spin, September 1990

A media moral panic about their alleged obscenity has catapulted Miami rappers 2 Live Crew to national notoriety. FRANK OWEN reports from Florida. ...

2 Live Crew: Banned in the U.S.A.: The Luke LP Featuring the 2 Live Crew (Luke/Atlantic) ***

Review by Chuck Eddy, Rolling Stone, 6 September 1990

ODDLY ENOUGH, given the unprecedented barrage of anxiety Luther Campbell's foul mouth has inspired, the 2 Live Crew doesn't have a remarkably inventive mind forsin. ...

2 Live Crew: As Clean As They Wanna Be (Luke)

Review by Michele Kirsch, Select, October 1990


Various Artists: Music From The Motion Picture New Jack City (Giant 9 24424-1)

Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 30 April 1991

'New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)' — Ice-T; 'I'm Dreamin'' — Christopher Williams; 'I'm Still Waiting' — Johnny Gill; '(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again' ...

2 Live Crew: Sports Weekend (As Nasty As They Wanna Be Part II) (Luke Records/All formats)

Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 26 October 1991


Skid Row and 2 Live Crew: Let's Shock!

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 30 November 1991

So just who is the most outrageous of them all? Is it SKID ROW'S SEBASTIAN BACH — banned from Wembley Stadium for life for using ...

Guilty until proven innocent?

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1995

Following the release of Mike Tyson and the acquittal of DJ Simpson the media circus is now focussing its attention on the spate of R&B ...

2 Live Crew

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

David Mr Mix Hobbs; Chris Fresh Kid-Ice Won Wong; Brother Marquis Ross; Luther Campbell ...


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