Legendary hip-hop outfit 2 Live Crew has officially reunited and plans to tour this summer, according to Rolling Stone. The group’s MC Luther Campbell (aka Luke) confirmed the news over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, while promoting his latest short film The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.
The Miami, FL collective, whose last release dates back to 1998, originally stirred up controversy in the ’90s for their third LP, As Nasty As They Wanne Be, namely for its crude tracks (“Me So Horny”, “The Fuck Shop”) and countless lawsuits over copyright infringement (including run-ins with George Lucas and Van Halen). By 1990, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled the album legally obscene, a first for its kind. In an ironic twist, early last year, Campbell ran for mayor of Miami-Dade County, coming in fourth in a field of eleven candidates, essentially winning 11% of the vote. Good for him.
No tour dates or further information has surfaced yet, though Campbell insists, “We’re going to 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!’”
To get amped, check out the politically-charged anthem, “Banned in the U.S.A.”, below. The Boss would be proud – we think.