The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are

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The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
Studio album by 2 Live Crew
Released July 25, 1986
Recorded 1985–1986
Genre Miami bass, porn rap
Length 32:55
Label Luke/Atlantic Records
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2 Live Crew chronology
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
(1986)
Move Somethin'
(1987)
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are is the first album by hip hop group the 2 Live Crew. It was released in 1986 on Luke Records to a great deal of controversy and promptly was certified gold by the RIAA. It includes the hits "We Want Some Pussy", "Throw the 'D'", and "Cuttin' It Up". Bob Rosenberg, a south Florida DJ who would later form the dance-pop group Will to Power, remixed and edited the song "Beat Box". In Florida, it was deemed obscene, and one store clerk was charged with felony "corruption of a minor" for selling it to a 14-year-old girl. The clerk was later acquitted.

The following year, the album reached #24 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #128 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "2 Live Is What We Are..." – 4:25
  2. "We Want Some Pussy" – 2:48
  3. "Check It Out, Y'all" (Freestyle) – 5:04
  4. "Get It, Girl" – 3:53 (contains dialogue from Dolemite, samples Herman Kelly & Life - Dance to the Drummer's Beat)
  5. "Throw the 'D'" – 3:09
  6. "Cuttin' It Up" – 3:49
  7. "Beat Box (remix)" – 4:33
  8. "Mr. Mixx on the Mix!!" – 5:15

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