2 Live Crew at the Stage on October 7

Until 1989, it was uncouth to speak about your sex life publicly. Being horny was nobody's business but your own, and you didn't go around telling people how hard your dick was. But then, 2 Live Crew dropped As Nasty as They Wanna Be, and "Me So Horny" topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. Soon, an entire country was singing: "You can say I'm desperate, even call me perverted/But you say I'm a dog when I leave you fucked and deserted/I'll play with your heart just like it's a game/I'll be blowing your mind while you're blowing my brains." Fast-forward two decades, and 2 Live Crew's still hoping to "pop, pop that pussy, baby." Well, most of them, at least. Former Miami mayoral candidate Luther Campbell is not performing with the group this time around; he's busy writing for Miami New Times. But Brother Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice are still putting on a wild show together. Don't be surprised when they ask you to "bend over and spread 'em" at the Stage this Sunday night. And don't forget to wear your shortest shorts and dropping-it-like-it's-hot skills. This is Miami; there will be competition.

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Victor Gonzalez