Interviews

2 Live Crew's Brother Marquis on New Album, Turn Me On, and Three Decades of Dirty Rap

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 Supreme Court, and fought and won to preserve the right for every American to record and sell songs like "We Want Some Pussy." Now Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice have an amazing new 2 Live Crew album, Turn Me On, with production by Pretty Tony and Mannie Fresh, not to mention features from Trick Daddy, Trina, Too $hort, E-40, and Insane Clown Posse.

Here's what Brother Marquis has to say about wild shows, his first Spanish girl, and how he came up with his lyrics.

See also: 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice on Getting Arrested "Just 'Cause the Album Was Deemed Obscene"

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