As Nasty As They Wanna Be is the third album by Miami bass group 2 Live Crew. It was released on February 7, 1989 and became the group's largest seller, being certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 1990, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled that the album was legally obscene; this ruling was later overturned by the Eleventh Circuit. It is the first album in history to be deemed legally obscene.
The 2 Live Crew's debut album, The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, was released in 1986. With word-of-mouth attention, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As a result of the controversy, sales of As Nasty As They Wanna Be remained brisk, selling over two million copies. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A few other retailers were later arrested for selling it as well, including Canadian Marc Emery, who was convicted in Ontario in 1991, and would later gain fame as a marijuana activist.
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 may be more talked about than listened to, but it's actually a thoroughly entertaining effort and as solid a album. as the trashy party rap genre could have hoped for. In the first moments a sampled voice asks, "What do we get for ten dollars?.
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Free download and listen As Nasty As They Wanna B. Style: rap. Album year: 1989. Tracks count: 18. Views: 2. 2 Live Crew - Me So Horny 04:36. 2 Live Crew - Put Her In The Buck 03:57. 2 Live Crew - D-ck Almighty 04:52.
Album · 1989 · 18 Songs. More By The 2 Live Crew. See All. The 2 Live Crew's Greatest Hits.
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The Case: When their album As Nasty as They Wanna Be was met with accusations of obscenity, 2 Live Crew produced a sanitized version with the tongue-in-cheek title As Clean as They Wanna Be. This disc contained a humorous take on Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman. Called simply "Pretty Woman," the Crew describes the titular woman in less-than-glowing terms as they rap over a sample of the original 1964 tune. Crew leader Luther Campbell sought clearance from the song's publisher, Acuff-Rose, but the company was not amused and refused permission.
2 Live Crew developed a large underground following with their 1986 album 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, which infiltrated the suburbs as white teenagers couldn't resist lascivious tracks like "We Want Some Pussy" and "Throw the Dick. This set the stage for a perfect storm of controversy, as their next album was even dirtier. In June 1990, As Nasty As They Wanna Be became the first album declared legally obscene in federal court. This meant that anyone performing the songs or selling the album was technically subject to arrest, and of course that's exactly what happened: two days later a Fort Lauderdale record store owner was arrested for selling the album, and two days after that, members of 2 Live Crew were arrested for performing the songs in a Florida nightclub.
|1||Me So Horny||4:35|
|2||Put Her In The Buck||3:56|
|5||Dirty Nursery Rhymes||3:05|
|6||Break It On Down||3:58|
|7||2 Live Blues||5:13|
|8||I Ain't Bullsh...in'||4:25|
|9||Get Loose Now||4:39|
|10||The F..k Shop||3:23|
|11||If You Believe In Having Sex||3:50|
|12||My Seven Bizzos||4:17|
|13||Get The F..k Out Of My House||4:36|
|16||Bad A.. B...h||4:03|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Global Satellite
- Copyright (c) – BMG Ariola München GmbH
- Distributed By – BMG Records
- Distributed By – BMG Ariola
- Marketed By – BMG Ariola
- Pressed By – Sonopress
- Mastered At – Fullersound
- Design [Cover Design] – Milton Mizell
- Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Murphy (tracks: 15, 16), Ron Taylor (tracks: 1 to 14), Ted Stein (tracks: 1 to 14)
- Executive-Producer – Luke Skyywalker
- Mastered By – Mike Fuller
- Photography By – Mark Hartshorn
- Producer – Luke Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew
- Written-By – Chris Wongwon*, David Hobbs, Luther Campbell, Mark Ross
NotesRecorded at Skyywalker Studios, Liberty City, FL.
Track 16 recorded at Omega Studios, Rockville, MD.
Mastered at Fullersound, Miami, FL.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4007193536541
|CDXR107, CDXR-107||The 2 Live Crew||As Nasty As They Wanna Be (CD, Album)||Luke Skyywalker Records, Luke Skyywalker Records||CDXR107, CDXR-107||US||1989|
|XR 107-4||The 2 Live Crew||As Nasty As They Wanna Be (Cass, Album, RE)||Lil' Joe Records||XR 107-4||US||1999|
|BU-0410290, 656 199 4||The 2 Live Crew||As Nasty As They Wanna Be (Cass, Album)||Bulletin International, Skyywalker Records||BU-0410290, 656 199 4||Indonesia||1989|
|XR 107-2||The 2 Live Crew||As Nasty As They Wanna Be (CD, Album)||Luke Records||XR 107-2||US||1990|
|XR 107||The 2 Live Crew||As Nasty As They Wanna Be (Cass, Album)||Luke Skyywalker Records||XR 107||US||1989|