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Flashback Friday: Indecency & Obscenity – Feat. 2 Live Crew!


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American Family Association and Jack Thompson, a lawyer affiliated with the AFA, met with the governor of Florida, Bob Martinez and convinced him to look in the popular rap group 2-Live Crew’s As Nasty as They Wanna Be to see if it met the legal classification of obscene.


“In 1990 action was taken at the local level and Nick Navarro, Broward County sheriff, received a ruling from County Circuit Court judge Mel Grossman that probable cause for obscenity violations existed. In response, Luther Campbell maintained that people should focus on issues relating to hunger and poverty rather than on the lyrical content of their music.”




Check out 2 Live Crew’s very own Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke on The Phil Donahue Show in 1990 discussing his music with the audience, other artist’s, and lawyers.






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