2 Live Crew are a pioneering hip-hop outfit whose pornographic lyrics put the booty in booty bass. Largely as a result of the controversy cotinually surrounding them, they achieved great, if brief, commercial success and inspired a host of like-minded followers.
David P. “Treach DJ Mr. Mixx” Hobbs and Chris “Fresh Kid Ice” Wong Won initially rapped together as Rock On Crew before joining forces with Yuri “Amazing Vee” Vielot whilst stationed at March Air Force Base in Moreno Valley, California in 1984. The trio named themselves The 2 Live Crew. Their initial musical inspiration was the burgeoning electro scene coming out of Florida and New York and Los Angeles at the time. Their first single,... Read More