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you need new glasses was created by David "Treach DJ Mr.Mixx" Hobbs in Riverside, California, with fellow rappers Chris (Fresh Kid Ice) Wongwon, and Yuri (Amazing Vee) Vielot. The 3 met at March AFB Riverside,CA,as they were enlisted in the Air Force.Along with giving local parties on and off base,They recorded their first singles through Macola Records Distribution in Los Angeles, CA. They released "Revelation" in 1984; the single sold well in Florida encouraging the group to release What I Like. In 1986,due to the popularity of the new single Throw the D**k, the group (along with new member Mark "Brother Marquis" Ross replacing Amazing Vee due to military commitments), relocated to Miami and teamed up with Ghetto Style DJ's and soon to be manager and eventual performer Luther Campbell, who used the nickname "Luke Skyywalker" (and were subsequently sued by George Lucas[1]).

The song Throw The D**k, with it's fast dance tempo, turntable scratching explicit phrases from comedy albums, stuttering voice samples, and the Roland TR-808 boom sound drum machine, brought in a new sound, penned as THE MIAMI BASS SOUND. All credit and creation to this style of music production is inexplicably due to David "Treach DJ Mr. Mixx" Hobbs

The year 1987 saw the release of The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, featuring profane and sexually graphic lyrics. Rudy Ray Moore's Comedy albums and other XXX assorted comedy albums provided the material for all of those XXX Scratch Samples that "Mr Mixx" cut up. The album was also produced by Mr.Mixx. Bob Rosenberg of Will to Power did trick edits on Beat Box and was billed "King of the edits". The record went gold. Though the controversy did not rise to the levels the group would reach in the future, a Florida store clerk was charged and acquitted of felony charges for selling the album to a fourteen-year-old girl in 1987.