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The group gained mainstream attention for its sexual content and lyrics, winning two Supreme Court cases to parody work and create explicit music. The latter paved the way for the parental advisory label seen on albums today. It was first on the group's fourth album, 1990's "Banned in the U.S.A." The group's third album, 1989's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be," led the group to be sued by the state of Florida
"We were military brothers, and we were brothers in making music," Mixx told Vibe. "We changed the world. We had a lot of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that happened for the best of us. I hope that he rests in peace and God has mercy on his soul. We were definitely good for the music industry. We changed a lot of things. I hope that everybody gets this, and respects the fact that if you have somebody close to you that's significant, let them know that they are significant."
“I would like to say that I love him and extend my condolences to his family. He truly loved all of his fans,” Brother Marquis said. “I’ll always remember and cherish all of the good times we had together and all of the history we made. I would like to express my true love for him.”