Luther Campbell

Luke To Reunite With 2 Live Crew for Summer Tour

(AllHipHop News) Miami rap pioneer Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is hitting the road this summer with his former group, 2 Live Crew.

The entertainer/activist expressed his excitement over the tour this past weekend, while confirming that 2 Live Crew has reunited.

The announcement came as Campbell promoted his appearance in the short film, The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Described by Campbell as “an art piece” he contributed to in order to help young filmmakers who were inspired by his Hip-Hop work, the film acknowledges the rapper’s rise to fame while changing the face of Hip-Hop and fighting for First Amendment rights.

Campbell eventually becomes the mayor of Miami in the independent feature and has to deal with being the only survivor left unscathed after his city becomes a radioactive wasteland filled with mutants following a nuclear meltdown.

Despite being at the festival to tout The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, the rap star admitted he “just can’t wait to just start practicing” with his reunited crew, and he added that 2 Live Crew will “perform the songs and everybody’s going to be excited.”

“Some of the older people of our generation will be able to tell their kids, ‘You’re staying home tonight, we’re going to see 2 Live Crew and shake our booty!’,” Campbell told the Associated Press.

2 Live Crew is best known for its raunchy lyrics and controversial 1989 album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

The release, which featured the hit single “Me So Horny,” generated headlines over a court case centering on its obscene content.

The case was ultimately overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit as the offering became the first album to be labeled legally obscene.

Campbell has since gone on to release a string of solo albums as well as run for political office.

Last year, the Florida rapper ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Miami-Dade County.

Campbell is currently serves as executive spokesman for Progressive Care Inc., a leading provider of prescription pharmaceuticals that focuses on long-term care and medical equipment.

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