From Black Voices — Just hearing the name of Luther Campbell (pictured right) makes me smile. Way back in the 1980s, before silly debutantes like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian could make millions after starring in their own sex tapes and other nobodies could become rich somebodies thanks to reality television, rapper Luther “Luke” Campbell was the king of party time fun.
The nasty (and I mean this in a good way) party videos from his rap group, “2 Live Crew,” straddled the line between serious rump shakin’ and straight up soft porno and were “must see” viewing for my social set.
They seem almost innocent now, with all the sorts of debauchery available on televisions, computers and smart phones, but at the time, Luke was the man.
That is why the news that Campbell, 50, is considering a run for mayor of Miami-Dade County thrills me to no end.
If Arrrhhrnold Schwarzenegger can get elected California governor and former wrestler and biker Jesse Ventura can get elected Minneapolis governor, why can’t Luke get his piece of the political pie in sunny South Florida?