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2 live crew is what we are
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2 Live Crew: Is What We Are

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    There was a time when many New York hip-hoppers refused to believe that rappers from Miami could record a gold or platinum album or give them any real competition. That was before 1986, when the 2 Live Crew's debut album, "2 Live Is What We Are", came out on Luther Campbell's Miami-based Luke Skyywalker Records (later renamed Luke Records). This album did a lot to popularize Florida-style bass music, and like the gangsta rap that was coming from California, it demonstrated that rappers didn't have to be from New York to sell a lot of records. Musically, "2 Live Is What We Are" was a definite departure from New York rap - the grooves are much faster - and lyrically, the album put booty rhymes on the map. The 2 Live Crew wasn't the first rap group to talk about sex, but this album did take sexually explicit rap lyrics to a new level of nastiness. With X-rated offerings like "Throw the D" and "We Want Some Pussy," Campbell and his colleagues popularized a style of rap that thrives on decadence for the sake of decadence. These tunes are as humorous as they are raunchy; Campbell has often compared the 2 Live Crew's booty rhymes to the off-color humor of Richard Pryor, Andrew Dice Clay, and Rudy Ray Moore - and, to be sure, there are some parallels. Like those comedians, the 2 Live Crew is genuinely funny - but only if you have a taste for X-rated humor. Anyone who finds Moore, Pryor, and Clay offensive should avoid the 2 Live Crew as well. But for those who do appreciate that type of humor, "2 Live Is What We Are" is a classic of its kind.

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    1. 2 Live Is What We Are..(Word)
    Producer: 2 Live Crew
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    2. We Want Some PUSSY!!
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    3. Check It Out Yall... (Freestyle Rappin)
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    4. Get It Girl
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    5. Throw The "D"
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    6. Cut It Up
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    7. Beat Box..(Remix)
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    8. Mr. Mixx On The Mix!!
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    Name: (Posted: 3/14/2016 12:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.153.104)
    Location: Dfw
    Comment: Real hip hop from the bottom. Miami bass was it for me for many years until I got into Wu-tang etc.This was a time when music sounded different based on where you were from.
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    Name: (Posted: 7/10/2013 5:16:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: They took that picture in front of Luke's old club called Pac Jam in Liberty City! Man this album is a fuckin' classic!
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