2 Live Crew At Fullerton Tonight; Relive Ties With SC Nominee Kagan
This should be interesting; when I was 12 listening to Nasty as They Wanna Be on my sister's gigantic boom box was the height of rebellion in my family.
After more Googling, though, I've discovered that 2 Live Crew is more recently relevant than I remember. If you remember, 1989 was a big year for the group. That was the year that now-Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan defended the album, which spawned the ear worm "Me So Horny," against obscenity charges and helped overturn a ban on it. (She said it had "undoubted artistic value.")
Not only does 2 Live Crew's
Luther Campbell write for our sister publication Miami
New Times, he has voiced his support of Kagan in his column. Calling her "my homegirl," Campbell said "Kagan is not going to let any
person or group tell her what is right or wrong. Kagan will judge each
case based on the law of the land. She has demonstrated she can protect
the Constitution by doing the fine work she did to protect 2 Live Crew's
freedom of speech."
The AP says that Kagan is poised for Supreme Court confirmation before the August recess.