Audio Two

  • Audio Two
  • What More Can I Say? (First Priority Music/Atlantic) 1988 
  • I Don't Care (First Prority Music/Atlantic) 1990 

One controversial flashpoint in 1990’s censorship free-for-all was this Brooklyn rap duo’s second album; more specifically, the homophobic “Whatcha’ Lookin’ At?,” which announces that “I hate faggots…gay mothers get punched in the face.” Lacking real rhyming talent or good voices, these sons of First Priority president Nat Robinson (and the brothers of MC Lyte, who guests on two I Don’t Care tracks) outgrew (?) the innocuous B-boy boasts of the dull What More Can I Say? by becoming outrageously obnoxious, delivering witless ultra-attitude (“I Get the Papers”) and crude sexuality (“Undercover Hooker,” “Build Up Back Up,” “The Nasty”). Not for nothing does I Don’t Care stoop to bathroom sounds.

[Paul Nash]