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As Nasty as They Wanna Be
Kingston, Kingston Publishers, (1992). "The Uncensored Story of Luther Campbell of the 2 Live Crew." Campbell's autobiography which deals, to a great degree, with the obscenity case brought against him and the Two Live Crew for their lyrics on an album with the same name as this book. When the album was declared obscene and illegal to sell, Campbell and two others were arrested after performing songs from the album at a club in Florida. They were acquitted in their court case after Henry Louis Gates, Jr., among others, spoke on behalf of their lyrics. This book was published in Kingston, Jamaica, with a "Parental Advisory" notice on its cover, because it was thought that it might not be publishable by an American publisher. When it was published in America, after the trial and appeal had ended, it became a bestseller, but the Jamaican edition, which is the true first, is quite scarce. OCLC lists only 6 copies of the Kingston edition. Light wear to spine and corners; near fine in wrappers. [#034789] $1,500
On Sale: $1,125

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