The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are is the debut studio 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.
Track 1 contains samples from "Do It, Do It" by Disco Four (1981), "(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'" by Whistle (1986), "Rapp Will Never Die" by MC Shy D (1985), and "Flick of the Switch" by AC/DC (1983)
Track 3 contains samples from "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn (1978), and "Bass Machine" by T La Rock (1986)