As Nasty as They Wanna Be [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
2 Live Crew's infamous -- record store clerks were actually arrested for selling the album -- and double platinum -- a great example of how being banned can increase sales -- As Nasty As They Wanna Be may be more talked about than listened to, but it's actually a thoroughly entertaining effort and as solid a album as the trashy party rap genre could have hoped for. In the first moments a sampled voice asks, "What do we get for ten dollars?." In a sleazy slow tone that might make Ron Jeremy blush, a hooker answers, "Everything you want" as the album begins to deliver on this street corner promise with the legendary "Me So Horny" "me love you long time". With a sample of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
2 Live Crew's infamous -- record store clerks were actually arrested for selling the album -- and double platinum -- a great example of how being banned can increase sales -- As Nasty As They Wanna Be may be more talked about than listened to, but it's actually a thoroughly entertaining effort and as solid a album as the trashy party rap genre could have hoped for. In the first moments a sampled voice asks, "What do we get for ten dollars?." In a sleazy slow tone that might make Ron Jeremy blush, a hooker answers, "Everything you want" as the album begins to deliver on this street corner promise with the legendary "Me So Horny" "me love you long time". With a sample of Full Metal Jacket's Vietnamese hooker, a cheap drum machine, a fat bassline, and a simple set of rhymes that are filled with every cuss word, innuendo, and misogynist, knuckle-dragging reference to women imaginable, "Me So Horny" is the reason 2 Live Crew should exist. Nothing they or their leader Luke Luther Campbell recorded afterwards sounded as lean, as hook filled, and so instantly grabbing as the single. From the inner city strip clubs to the headphones of teenagers in the suburbs, the track was a massive guilty pleasure, one that could also fill the dancefloor in a second. The album that follows repeats and repeats this cheap and silly porno formula and miraculously stretches it as far as it can go. Divided into four sides -- one for each member, the only reason anyone remembers their names -- Nasty keeps it rolling with tracks that capture "Horny"'s energy, "Put Her in the Buck", its cleverness "Dirty Nursery Rhymes", and a whole bunch that are just as hooky. "The F**k Shop" is the best example of the latter with its easy to grasp chorus and wicked use of a loop from Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." Other smart samples like Kraftwerk for "Dick Almighty" and Jimi Hendrix for "My Seven Bizzos" keep the album alive, while interludes lifted from Andrew Dice Clay, Rudy Ray Moore, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor give away its true inspirations. A couple amusing left turns -- the 12-bar "2 Live Blues" and the dancehall party "Reggae Joint" -- round out the album, and suddenly the full-length that doesn't seem like it could ever suffer an injustice gets sold short by history, at least when it comes to remembering what a grand porno achievement Luke and his crew created.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1996
  • Label: Lil Joe Records
  • UPC: 022471010722
  • Catalog Number: 107
  • Sales rank: 25,647

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Me So Horny (4:36)
  2. 2 Put Her in the Buck (3:57)
  3. 3 D.K. Almighty (4:53)
  4. 4 C'mon Babe (4:43)
  5. 5 Dirty Nursery Rhymes (3:05)
  6. 6 Break It on Down (3:59)
  7. 7 2 Live Blues (5:14)
  8. 8 I Ain't Bullsh****n' (4:27)
  9. 9 Get Loose Now (4:36)
  10. 10 The F**k Shop (3:24)
  11. 11 If You Believe in Having Sex (3:51)
  12. 12 My Seven Bizzos (4:18)
  13. 13 Get the F**k out of My House (4:37)
  14. 14 Reggae Joint (4:14)
  15. 15 Fraternity Record (4:47)
  16. 16 Bad A.. B...H (4:03)
  17. 17 Mega Mixx III (5:44)
  18. 18 Coolin' (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
2 Live Crew Primary Artist
Jimmy Magnoli Guitar
Mr. Mixx Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Luther Campbell Composer
2 Live Crew Composer, Producer
David Hobbs Composer
Mr. Mixx Producer
Mark Ross Composer
Ted Stein Engineer
Luke Skywalker Composer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Chris Wong Won Composer
Chris Murphy Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    if you believe in havin' sex, say hell yeah!

    this is a pinnacle album. nasty as they wanna be spoke out loud and clear and raunchy for free speech in a state (fl) that was so mixed in conservatism and partying... def. one of the landmarks of hip hop and dance music...a must have. becky*

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