Rap veteran Uncle Luke has revealed plans to hook back up with estranged 2 Live Crew group members for a summertime reunion tour.
While details are still coming together, Luke broke the news at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
The rap group that inspired controversy in the early 1990s with songs like “Me So Horny” is reuniting and hitting the road. Luther Campbell says 2 Live Crew is back together and will tour this summer. Campbell says he “just can’t wait to just start practicing” with his old crew. But don’t expect them to be “As Nasty As They Wanna Be.” Campbell says the group will “perform the songs and everybody’s going to be excited.” (Associated Press)
A couple years ago, Luke hinted at plans to reunite although a tour run never materialized.
The taping of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors took place last week in New York City. Well, on the red carpet, Angela Yee got a chance to speak to Luke and Luke revealed that he has now reunited with his 2 Live Crew brothers for an upcoming reunion tour. As you may or may not have known, the group had a fallout and 2 Live Crew has been Luke-less for quite some time now. Well, that’s going to change as apparently the VH1 Hip Hop Honors forced the boys to sit in a room to talk things out and according to Luke “all hatchets that needed to be buried, got buried”. This is definitely good news to fans of Miami bass (booty music) and Miami hip-hop fans alike. (The 305)
Last fall, VH1 television personality Carrie Keagan named 2 Live Crew in her SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive.
“2 Live Crew. I met Uncle Luke when he had a reality show and I was like, “Oh my God. It’s Luke!” That was one of the most bizarre moments for me. It was great and he was so nice. They were the first hip-hop group that I had ever seen that get banned from EVERYTHING. And so to be the first, you have to respect that.” (SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive)
Luke is most known for putting together 2 Live Crew in the mid-1980’s.
Campbell formed the Miami-based quartet in 1987 and they were the centerpiece of a national campaign against allegedly obscene lyrics. He was embroiled in a volatile trial pitting him against then-Florida attorney general Jack Thompson. Campbell later became a solo artist, issuing his own discs as Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew. (All Music)
Check out footage of Uncle Luke below: