The Gift of Game, Crazy Town's Debut Album
The Gift of Game is the first album by Los Angeles band Crazy Town.
It was released on November 9, 1999 in the U.S. by Columbia Records. The album yielded the band its biggest hit to date with "Butterfly" which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 24, 2001 as well as reaching number 1 in 14 other countries.
The girl licking the lollipop on the cover of the album is a fictional character created by Crazy Town, known as "Little Lolita". Both the album title and the picture of Little Lolita are based on lyrics from the song "Lollipop Porn".
Mazur and Binzer, who go by the names of "Epic" and "Shifty Shellshock" respectively, started collaborating together in 1995. However they did not become serious about releasing any material until much later. By early 1999, Crazy Town consisted of Mazur, Binzer, Rust Epique, James Bradley Jr., Doug Miller, Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), and Antonio Lorenzo "Trouble" Valli. Their début album, The Gift of Game, was released in November 1999, having been recorded earlier that year.