As in the Freeman case, Gates testified on behalf of The 2 Live Crew, arguing that the material that the county alleged was profane actually had important roots in African-American vernacular, games, and literary traditions and should be protected. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was also the very first release to bear the RIAA-standard Parental Advisory warning sticker. A clean version was released later that same year titled Sports Weekend: As Clean As They Wanna Be Part II. The Real One is their eighth and last studio album.
Freeman's conviction was overturned on appeal as well.
"A lot of people have gotten the impression that I'm this rude sexual deviant or something," Campbell told journalist Chuck Philips.
In 2017, Fresh Kid Ice left the group to relaunch Chinaman Records as well as stating on his Facebook page that he was fed-up with the label keeping their new music unreleased, while making false announcement of their release. The Chinaman was the first solo album by Fresh Kid Ice.
Fresh Kid Ice was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. At the age of 12 he moved from Trinidad & Tobago to Brooklyn, New York. Tilden High School, and that summer he joined the U. It was released in 1992 by Effect Records, a division of Luke Records.
In 1989, the group released their third album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, which also became the group's most successful album.
A large part of its success was due to the single "Me So Horny", which was popular locally with heavy radio rotation on Miami's WPOW-Power 96 FM.
Later hard-rock band Van Halen sued over an uncleared sample of their song "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" in the 2 Live Crew song "The Fuck Shop". Bruce Springsteen granted the group permission to interpolate his song "Born in the U. The group found two other men with the same names, and had them sign releases, as they thought that this action would make it impossible for Martinez or Navarro to sue them. This was 2 Live Crew's first and only Live album, and was also the only 2 Live Crew release under the Effect subsidiary label of Luke Records, a move that was deemed necessary for the company to be able to release additional 2 Live Crew material outside of their distribution deal with Atlantic Records, which was signed in 1990 – the same year they released Banned In The U. It contains the very successful single Pop That Pussy. At the time of this album, Fresh Kid Ice had left the New 2 Live Crew (which consisted of himself, Luke and Verb and Luke Records) to re-join original members Mr. Shortly after the release of this album, Brother Marquis left as well.
The publicity then continued when George Lucas, owner of the Star Wars universe, successfully sued Campbell for appropriating the name "Skywalker" for his record label, Luke Skyywalker Records. The 2 Live Crew paraphernalia with the Luke Skyywalker or Skyywalker logos are often sought-after collector's items. Shortly after the recording of "The New 2 Live Crew" Back at Your Ass for the Nine-4, Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis and Mr.
The group released its first single, "Revelation", in 1985.
"Revelation" was popular in Florida, so The 2 Live Crew (sans Amazing Vee) relocated to Miami.
The album improved on the charts from the previous album, making in to #68 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.