The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are

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The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
2 Live Crew Is What We Are cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 25, 1986
Recorded1985–1986
Studio
Genre
Length32:55
LabelLuke Records
Producer
2 Live Crew chronology
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
(1986)
Move Somethin'
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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.[2] 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 number 24 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart[3] and number 128 on the Billboard 200.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."2 Live Is What We Are..." (Word)4:17
2."We Want Some Pussy"2:49
3."Check It Out Yall" (Freestyle rappin')5:03
4."Get It Girl"3:55
5."Throw The 'D'"3:09
6."Cut It Up"3:49
7."Beat Box" (Remix)4:32
8."Mr. Mixx On The Mix!!"5:13
Total length:32:55

Notes[5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (2017-10-24). "The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are - The 2 Live Crew". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "The 2 Live Crew 2 Live Crew Is What We Are Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ "The 2 Live Crew 2 Live Crew Is What We Are Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  5. ^ "2 Live Crew on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-10-24.

External links[edit]

"The 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are". at Discogs. Retrieved 2017-10-24.