Seriously, was 2 Live Crew just ahead of their time?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Chris, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 1997
    Messages:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not that I'm a fan. But having Satellite Radio, I occassionally flip through the rap stations... and it seems what airs as current rap would make 2 Live Crew blush.

    Camron's "Suck it or Not" and Shawnda's "Getting Some Head" play every now and again, and oddly enough, they prefaced often with women calling in and requesting them. Follow that with top ten hits of things like "I'm in Love with a Stripper" and it makes me wonder if 2 Live Crew was just way ahead of their time.

    I mean, frankly, they went to jail for "eh" music which at least had a beat; hell, half of this crap doesn't even have a beat. And I Camron's "Suck it or Not" is so over-the-top offensive that it makes me wonder where it came from. 2 Live Crew went to jail for a banty anthem called "Hey We Want Some P*(&" In comparison to these two, that's "ha-ha" funny.
     
  2. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 1999
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It is a sad sad sad state of affairs that I must admit you have a point.
     
  3. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2000
    Messages:
    4,712
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Knocksville, TN
    Real Name:
    Rachael Bellomy
    I didn't at all like 2-Live Crew but I bought a copy of Banned In The U.S.A. to show my suppourt of their, and everybody else's, right to make stupid, uncoth music.
     
  4. Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For what their music is, I think 2 Live Crew (and Uncle Luke's solo stuff as well) is certainly better than most, and while it is 'booty music' for the most part (man I haven't used that phrase since 6th grade), they did at least make better beats than most of the crap that is put out today.
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Nasty As They Wanna Be was the only rap album I ever bought, and I got it just to hear what all the fuss was about. Funny thing was I remember seeing it in the store a few months before the controversy hit and from the cover I thought it was the dumbest thing I'd ever seen on CD, since this was when CD was still considered a 'premium' format and you couldn't always get everything on it. I listened to it with headphones so my parents couldn't hear, and laughed out loud.
     
  6. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    7,089
    Likes Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew
    There was a spoof album called "2 Live Jews" released around the same time, with a song called "Kosher As They Wanna Be".
     
  7. Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    My grandmother owns it on cassette, they made several albums actually, although the first release is the only remotely listenable one.
     
  8. Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    628
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, they were not ahead of their time. 2-Live Crew was a gimmick. They couldn't rap at all in a time where the best MCs were in their prime.
     
  9. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    7,626
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    what about Kool Moe Dee with Go See the Doctor
     
  10. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,565
    Likes Received:
    777
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Deadmonton
    Real Name:
    Russell
    The more I think about this, the more I think you may be onto something. I always found 2 Live Crew to be sort of half assed and with a sound that didn't seem to be complete compared to other Rap acts at the time (Public Enemy, ICE-T, etc. ), which pretty much sums up 90% of the hip hop I hear today. Content wise, mostly no difference at all.

    Marks right about 2LC being crap MC's at a time when MC's were at therir prime, which is even more relavant to this discussion as most of the MC's today are mumbling bastards.
     
  11. john-Ka

    john-Ka Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think it was way ahead of their time
     
  12. Todd Stout

    Todd Stout Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1999
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I was a big fan of heavy metal back then but there was just something about what 2-Live Crew was doing to get me to buy 3 of their CDs. I think it was partially the humor in their music and partially the need to put the car stereo I had back then through its paces. They were one of the few rap groups that I listened to from time to time back then along with NWA, Eazy-E, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Too Short and a few others. I agree that the newer stuff is really an entirely different animal that I have no desire at all to listen to.
     
  13. AlyssaAnders

    AlyssaAnders Extra

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Never been a 2 Live Crew fan myself but I have never liked this type of music really but very few songs. My son (14) listens to all this crap and I can't stand it. I am only 31 and it makes me feel old that I can't be hip enough to just listen lol
     

Share This Page