As Nasty As They Wanna Be is the third album by Miami bass group 2 Live Crew. It was released in 1989 and became the group's largest seller, being certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 1990, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled that the album was legally obscene; this ruling was later overturned by the Eleventh Circuit. It is the first album in history to be deemed legally obscene.

It would also be the final album to be released under the Skyywalker Records label. Following a successful lawsuit against Luther Campbell and Skyywalker Records by Star Wars creator and director George Lucas, the company was forced to change its name to Luke Records.

The album is broken down track-by-track by Luke and Mr. Mixx in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.

In 2010 the album cover and imagery of the record were used in the music video of the song "Rabbit" by Swedish band Miike Snow.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
As Nasty as They Wanna Be Cassette 18 Luke Records
As Nasty as They Wanna Be (Release in 1989, CD in 4 parts (side A to side D)) CD 17 Luke Skyywalker Records MU-760 3229261048621
As Nasty as They Wanna Be CD 16 Global Satellite 353 654 4007193536541
As Nasty as They Wanna Be CD 18 Luke Skyywalker Records CDXR 107 022471201076
As Clean as They Wanna Be (clean version) CD 10 Luke Skyywalker Records CDXR108
As Nasty as They Wanna Be CD 18 Luke Records 022471201076


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