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2 Live Crew's `Nasty Lyrics' a Bum Rap? The law: Politics and prurience mix in Florida's reaction to 2 Live Crew's album `As Nasty as They Wanna Be.'
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Philips, Chuck
Date: Mar 7, 1990
Start Page: 1
Section: Calendar; PART-F; Entertainment Desk
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Statewide Prosecutor Peter Antonacci's move is the latest chapter in a continuing and closely watched dispute in the state over the alleged sales to minors of the expletive-laced 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be."

The current controversy surrounding 2 Live Crew began on New Year's Day when Coral Gables attorney Jack Thompson sent letters to both the governor and Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno, requesting an investigation into the possible violation of state obscenity statutes regarding the rap group's album.

PHOTO: The rap group 2 Live Crew, whose expletive-laced "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" album is a campaign issue in the Florida governor's race.; PHOTO: Florida's Gov. [Bob Martinez] blasted 2 Live Crew's music as "vulgar" and "disgusting." / Associated Press

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