The One-Hitter Luther Campbell
This is the One-Hitter, don’t forget to exhale.
Today I just want to thank a pioneer, a legend of free speech and that man is Luther Campbell. Some of you younger kids don’t know about Uncle Luke, but you’d probably like him. You see, back a long time ago in a far away place called Miami, Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke and his group 2 Live Crew started making some groundbreaking….music? Well, maybe it wouldn’t be part of a lesson plan in a class at Julliard but for better or worse it was music and it was music that we all loved back in the late 80’s / early 90’s. Uncle Luke was the first artist that I can remember that was happy to put George Carlin’s 7 dirty words into music for the masses.
Recently I have been watching the Hip-Hop Evolution special on NetFlix and caught the segment that focused on Uncle Luke. The court cases on obscenity and the First Amendment had me jumping outta my damn seat hollering for Uncle Luke and the 2 Live Crew, so I just want to thank the big homey today for standing up and allowing me to type “FUCK” and “SHIT” into wordpress and send it out to you fine folks today.