As rap performers, the members of The 2 Live Crew have been responsible for some of the hottest titles in the history of rap music. They have earned one double platinum album, two platinum albums, two gold albums, three chart topping singles and sales of over ten million units. The 2 Live Crew also had single tracks included on the “New Jack City”, “Boyz In The Hood” , and “Friday” sound tracks.
The 2 Live Crew is notorious for being First Amendment poster boys. The group became the target of attacks from ring-wing groups like the Parents Music Resource Center, which slammed them as obscene. The Group feels that those critics totally missed the point of what The 2 Live Crew music is all about. Group members Brother Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice states “We make party music”.
The 2 Live Crew began in the eighties on March Air Force Base in California. The group later moved to Miami, where they hooked-up with Luther Campbell, a cook turned concert promoter. He later became the group’s hype-man. The original lineup split apart in 1992 citing irreconcilable differences.
Now The 2 Live Crew’s original MCS, Brother Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice have been in the studio and are ready to release their new album in 2012. The Album is titled “Just Wanna Be Heard” and will release in a joint venture with Lil’ Joe Records Inc.
Just Wanna Be Heard will be relevant in today’s Hip-hop. It includes tracks produced by Funk Boogie and Manny Fresh. The Album include features by E-40, Too $hort, Manny Fresh and Insane Clown Posse to name a few. The 2 Live Crew members say Don’t count us out, Yet.
“We Just Wanna Be Heard”
Year – Album
1998 – The Real One
1996 – Shake a Lil’s Somethin’
1994 – Back At Your Ass for the Nine-4
1991 – As Nasty As They Wanna Be, P2
1990 – Banned in the USA
1989 – As Nasty As They Wanna Be
1979 – Move Somethin
1986 – The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are