If you remember talk show host Phil Donahue, you wouldn’t think he would have a group like 2 Live Crew on his show. But he did, back in 1990. You have got to see their performance of “The Funk Shop” (not the song’s original title) on the show – and how the audience responded!
Bit of culture shock? You betcha. This originally aired on The Phil Donahue Show in 1990 when a major topic was music and censorship. 2 Live Crew was certainly one group to push boundaries. Others were dealing with stickers on albums and singles with parental warnings about a song’s content – which usually led to bigger sales anyway. 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be certainly qualified for a sticker. As if you needed more proof, their follow-up album earned the title Banned In the U.S.A.
What? You want to see another song along with “The Funk Shop”? You got it! Luther Campbell, Brother Marquis, Fresh Kid Ice, Mr. Mixx, and some dancers also performed that wholesome ditty, “Face Down, Ass Up”:
We have some 2 Live Crew you can enjoy on HOT102, along with a bunch of your old school favorites. Check it out on TuneIn or click the player below to get the stream going!