2 Live Crew’s Luke Discusses Mayoral Ambitions
(XXLMag.com) — Luther Campbell knows a thing or two about politics. As front man of Miami bass outfit 2 Live Crew, Luke has had his share of run-ins with politicians. In 1990, the group’s third album, Nasty As They Wanna Be, was ruled obscene and illegal to sell in U.S. District Court. The ruling was overturned in Supreme Court two years later. Now, almost 20 years later, Luke has his eye on the other side of politics. Shortly after Miami’s last mayor, Carlos Alvarez, was recalled over inflated tax rates and salary raises for county employees, word began spreading that Luke wanted to run for office in the M.I. Yayo. Last week, he filed the paper work to officially begin his candidacy as Miam-Dade’s next mayor. XXLMag.com caught up with Luke to discuss his campaign issues, overcoming past controversies and why appearing in rap videos is still OK, but going to strip clubs isn’t.