The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are is the debut studio album by hip-hop group the 2 Live Crew. It was released in 1986 on Luke Records to a great deal of controversy and promptly was certified gold by the RIAA. It includes the hits “We Want Some Pussy”, “Throw the ‘D'”, and “Cuttin’ It Up”. Bob Rosenberg, a south Florida DJ who would later form the dance-pop group Will to Power, remixed and edited the song “Beat Box”. In Florida, it was deemed obscene, and one store clerk was charged with felony “corruption of a minor” for selling it to a 14-year-old girl. The clerk was later acquitted.
The following year, the album reached number 24 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 128 on the Billboard 200.