2 Live Crew to Reunite
Rapper and producer Luther Campbell announced the news on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is promoting a short film called The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.
2 Live Crew’s 1989 album As Nasty as They Wanna Be gained notoriety as the target of a national anti-obscenity campaign, which culminated in the arrest of three of the group’s members in 1990. They were soon acquitted of the obscenity charges, partly on the strength of expert testimony from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The controversial album ended up selling more than 2 million copies, but the group’s popularity faded with subsequent albums, and members gradually went their separate ways.
“I just can’t wait to just start practicing. That’s going to be a blast,” Campbell, the 51-year old MC and recent Miami-Dade Mayoral candidate, told the Associated Press.
“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!'”