TBT: “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” rap group, 2 Live Crew.
Back in the 80s, things were a lot different. Hip hop was just getting its start, and it was a whole lot more PG-rated than it is today. Then, along came a few dudes named the 2 Live Crew, who would change things forever with their raucous brand of hip hop.
The big ol’ booty on their 1988 album Move Something’ was a step in the direction of free speech and free art. If that wasn’t controversial enough, they put not one, not two, not three, but FOUR (count ’em) round tushes on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be. In classic 2 Live Crew fashion, these ladies were flaunting their curves in Miami thongs.
2 Live Crew helped to pioneer X-rated rap and Miami bass music, so it’s only right that we give them their own #TBT celebration. Today, we throw it back to these nasty Floridians’ music.