How Nasty Is Nasty?

A textual analysis of 2 Live Crew

Just how often can even the fastest rapper describe oral sex or genitalia on a 79-minute album? More often than you would think possible, according to Focus on Family, an evangelical group that made a bluenosed and bug-eyed tabulation of the vulgarities in 2 Live Crew's controversial, hot-selling album As Nasty as They Wanna Be. It's dirty work, but somebody had to do it.

Category Number of references . . . and per min.

Use of the F word 226 2.8

Use of bitch 163 2.0

Genitalia (male and female) 117 1.4

Descriptions of oral sex 87 1.1

Buttocks (mostly female)...

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