Move Somethin' (album)

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Move Somethin'
Studio album by 2 Live Crew
Released August 31, 1987
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre Miami bass, porn rap
Label Luke Records/Atlantic Records
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Producer Luke Skyywalker
Mr. Mixx
2 Live Crew chronology
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
(1986)
Move Somethin'
(1988)
As Nasty as They Wanna Be
(1989)
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Move Somethin' is the second album by Miami hip hop group 2 Live Crew. The album was released in 1987 on Luke Records and was produced by Luke Skyywalker and Mr. Mixx. It was certified Gold and featured the singles "Move Somethin'" and "Do Wah Diddy Diddy". The album improved on the charts from the previous album, making in to #68 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Musically, the album incorporates samples from such diverse sources as James Brown ("With Your Badself"), Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"), The Kinks ("One and One"), Yellow Magic Orchestra ("Mega-Mixx II"), Kraftwerk ("Drop the Bomb"), and Quadrant Six (the title track). On the song "Word II", 2 Live Crew's DJ Mr. Mixx scratches up Brian May's guitar solo (as well as the chorus) on "We Will Rock You" over the crowd stomp-and-clap beat, which was sampled from the same song. Its wide musical range is nonetheless all encompassed by the Miami bass sound, in its heavy Roland TR-808 kicks and fast percussion, and as usual stamped with lyrics reflecting the group's sexually explicit humor.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction" – 0:52
  2. "Drop the Bomb" – 2:49
  3. "Move Somethin'" – 3:26
  4. "Ghetto Bass II" – 4:25
  5. "With Your Badself" – 2:22
  6. "P-A-N" – 3:17
  7. "H-B-C" – 3:21
  8. "S and M" – 3:51
  9. "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" – 4:02
  10. "Word II" – 3:10
  11. "Feel Alright Y'all" – 2:55
  12. "One and One" – 2:24
  13. "Mega-Mixx II" – 3:08