Brother Marquis was 19 years old when he joined 2 Live Crew and started recording some of the most famous dirty raps that the world has ever known. He was born in New York, moved to L.A. at 14, and flew straight to Miami when the Crew needed an extra rapper. Nearly 30 years later, he's been to the ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Eazy E insisted that Bone Thugs-n-Harmony use the power of the supernatural to draw in listeners. As of today, they've sold over 40 million records around the world. And now Flesh-n-Bone (AKA Stanley Howse) and Bizzy Bone (AKA Bryon McCane) are coming to Grand Central for their fi ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, partying with a porn star might mean all kinds of DP, TP, ATM, RTF, and money shots. It would also require a clean STD test, fresh bikini wax, and 60ml tube of spermicidal lube. But this weekend, the Exxxotica 2012 adult entertainment expo has come to town for three full ... More >>
When Crossfade read this week's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "2 Live Crew Is Reuniting Because Our Fans Want To Shake That Booty," we got, like, "Me So Horny!"-level excited.
2 Live Crew's Brother Marquis dives face-first into that coochie.2 Live Crew Exxxotica Miami Beach 2011 Miami Beach Convention Center Saturday, May 21, 2011 Better Than: Your average hit-and-run humpdown. Running 20 minutes late for their booty call at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 2 Live ... More >>
2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis hanging in their natural habitat.If, like Crossfade, you've actually attended the annual Exxxotica Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center (or some comparably antiseptic megavenue in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New Jersey) and not just feverishly da ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show was full of hits (the return of Missy Elliott, for one), and misses (the glaring omission of Outkast, among many others). Still, much of it gave us some serious hometown pride. In a move that pr ... More >>
Blast From the Past is a weekly column on Crossfade re-examining classic releases from Florida music of yesteryear. To read previous installments, click here. 2 Live CrewBanned in the USA(Luke Records) Well, it was bound to happen within these pages: 2 Live Crew. It would be downright irres ... More >>
Downtown-type promoters love booking 2 Live Crew. (It hasn't been too long since they played the Vagabond, and there were those shows at the old Studio A before that.) This always creates a magical mash-up of a crowd that falls along a very, very wide irony spectrum. The thing is, no matter wh ... More >>
This is old news, but bears repeating: The version of 2 Live Crew does not feature Luke. Ok, that's out of the way. But as the remaining members of the group -- Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis -- told Miami New Times last year, that doesn't really matter. Luke was hired as a hype man anyways, they ... More >>
Local rappers know the road to stardom is through the champagne room.
The original members bounce back. And without Uncle Luke, thankyouverymuch.
Can Luther Campbell still cash in on the history of 2 Live Crew?
What's a nice Jewish boy like Joe Weinberger doing in a nasty business like rap?