Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew Reuniting for 2015 World Tour
2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Uncle Luke.
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Booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty.
The godfathers of Miami bass are back. And there's gonna be ass everywhere, from the 305 to the 310, and the U.S.A. (where they were once banned) to the homeland of "Me So Horny."
"Yes, it's true," Uncle Luke confirms in an Instagram post. "I signed off on doing a reunion tour with the 2 Live Crew."
2 Live Crew, "one-night only" at LIV in 2014.
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They hadn't shared a stage since 1991. But they sold out Miami Beach's ritziest party palace. And they set thousands of asses a-quakin'.
It was a whole lot different from those obscenity obsessed days of the late '80s and early '90s when Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew could get arrested just for performing their booty bass masterpiece, 1989's As Nasty As They Wanna Be, in public.
Back then (and probably even now), Luke, Ice, and Marquis' hard-core 305 party vibe and pornographic sex talk horrified Tipper Gore, the American Family Association, Florida political bigwigs, and uptight social conservative types.
It all led to an obscenity charge. A free-speech fight. The equally controversial 1990 album, Banned in the U.S.A. And victory for 2 Live Crew.
But amid the court drama, Luke, Ice, and Marquis split. They would get back together for 1995 single "Hoochie Mama" off the Friday movie soundtrack. But a planned reunion album never happened. And they announced a 2012 summer reunion that never got those coochies poppin'.
But finally, after 23 years and a "one-night only" trial run, the Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew comeback is official.
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