2 Live Crew on Geraldo (circa 1990)


 I remember watching this episode the day that it aired back in 1990 and holding a microphone to the TV speaker and recording the audio to cassette for future sampling, and crazy enough; I still have the tape! Around this time, I made it a point to catch every TV program that featured the 2 Live Crew and their infamous Nasty As They Wanna Be/free-speech battle. This episode of history truly opened my eyes as both an artist as well as a person, and it completely changed my views of the powers that be. Twenty-two year later, As Nasty As They Wanna Be is somewhat tame when compared to some of the fantastic porn on the internet, but for those few months back in 1990, it looked like censorship was going to leave a nasty imprint on the face of hip-hop....

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