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The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are


Download links and information about The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are by The 2 Live Crew. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 32:47 minutes.

Artist: The 2 Live Crew
Release date: 1986
Genre: Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 32:47
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No. Title Length
1. 2 Live Is What We Are ... (Word) 4:17
2. We Want Some Pu--y 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



There was a time when many New York hip-hoppers refused to believe that rappers from Miami could record a gold or platinum album or give them any real competition. That was before 1986, when the 2 Live Crew's debut album, 2 Live Is What We Are, came out on Luther Campbell's Miami-based Luke Skyywalker Records (later renamed Luke Records). This LP did a lot to popularize Florida-style bass music, and like the gangsta rap that was coming from California, it demonstrated that rappers didn't have to be from New York to sell a lot of records. Musically, 2 Live Is What We Are was a definite departure from New York rap — the grooves are much faster — and lyrically, the album put booty rhymes on the map. The 2 Live Crew wasn't the first rap group to talk about sex, but this album did take sexually explicit rap lyrics to a new level of nastiness. With X-rated offerings like "Throw the D" and "We Want Some Pussy," Campbell and his colleagues popularized a style of rap that thrives on decadence for the sake of decadence. These tunes are as humorous as they are raunchy; Campbell has often compared the 2 Live Crew's booty rhymes to the off-color humor of Richard Pryor, Andrew Dice Clay, and Rudy Ray Moore — and, to be sure, there are some parallels. Like those comedians, the 2 Live Crew is genuinely funny — but only if you have a taste for X-rated humor. Anyone who finds Moore, Pryor, and Clay offensive should avoid the 2 Live Crew as well. But for those who do appreciate that type of humor, 2 Live Is What We Are is a classic of its kind.