More than arrests, more than lucrative record sales, and even more than all the ladies that walked through the doors of Luke’s compound or onto the group’s stages, the 2 Live Crew were about having fun, and that is what As Nasty As They Wanna Be is all about. “We were a group that controlled our own destiny,” Luke reminds us. “That’s the most important part, because [there] wasn’t no major label. We could say what we wanted to say, and we sure as hell did!"
Excerpted from Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies, by Brian Coleman. Copyright © 2007 by Brian Coleman. Reprinted by arrangement with the Random House Publishing Group.
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