2 Live Crew Obscenity Case | 55

History of the 90s

Dec 13 2023 • 32 mins

In June 1990, a US federal judge ruled that the 2 Live Crew album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” was obscene and police could arrest anyone in South Florida who tried to sell it. It was the first time any album in the US had been deemed obscene and it led to an epic battle between the controversial rappers and the justice system. On this episode we look back at the great rap censorship scare of 1990. Show contact info: Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices