The 2 Live Crew Is Back for 2014 with "Take It Off" - (Music Video)
The legendary 2 Live Crew is back with this new video for their new single "Take It Off". Its very reminiscent of the early days and features an all-star list of cameos including Trick Daddy, Mannie Fresh, Flo-Rida, Flavor Flav and Trina.
Its good to see that not only the crew is still doing things, but these artists that came after them (and Flava Flav) are paying their respects in this new video.
So if you're looking for a little nostalgia or just really want to overdose on what this "305" shit was built from, then press play and make sure to keep up with the new 2 Live Crew via The2LiveCrew.com and Lil' Joe Records.
As Nasty as They Wanna Be was released in 1989 and became the group's biggest hit yet; the single "Me So Horny" even climbed into the Top 40 despite virtually nonexistent airplay. Word spread even farther about the group's unadulterated raunchiness, attracting the attention of the ultraconservative watchdog group the American Family Association, who weren't satisfied with the album's parental advisory warning sticker. AFA supporter Jack Thompson, a lawyer and religious activist, convinced Florida governor Bob Martinez to open an inquiry into whether As Nasty as They Wanna Be violated Florida obscenity laws. The state prosecutor determined that action had to be taken on the local, not state, level, and thus in early 1990 Broward County sheriff Nick Navarro obtained a copy of the album and secured a ruling from County Circuit Court Judge Mel Grossman that there was probable cause that the album was legally obscene. Navarro warned record stores around the county that selling the album might subject them to prosecution, and the 2 Live Crew filed suit alleging that Navarro had unconstitutionally overstepped his bounds. In June, District Court Judge Jose Gonzalez ruled that As Nasty as They Wanna Be was legally obscene, and therefore illegal to sell. Record retailer Charles Freeman was arrested two days later for selling the album to an undercover cop, and the three rapping members of the 2 Live Crew were arrested on obscenity charges for performing material from the record in a local club. They were acquitted a few months afterward, thanks in part to expert testimony from Duke professor Henry Louis Gates, and Freeman's conviction was later overturned on appeal.