Luther Campbell

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    May 15, 2014

    Hadley Park Community Center Finally to Be Built

    After 13 years of stalling, bureaucratic ineptitude, and political gamesmanship, Liberty City's Hadley Park is finally going to get a $6.5 million community center. This historic 28-acre spot at NW 50th St. and 14th Ave. is one of the most infamous in Miami history. Thirty-five black families were ... More >>

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    January 19, 2014

    University of Miami Briefly Bans Luther Campbell

    For a few hours Friday, Luther Campbell's rocky relationship with the University of Miami athletic department appeared to be headed off a cliff. Craig Anderson, associate athletic director for compliance, ordered Uncle Luke -- who despite recent criticism of the U, still bleeds orange-and-green -- ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Uncle Luke Gives Away Free Condoms in the Hood

    What time is it? Booty Time! What time is it? Booty, booty time! But you better wrap it up before you have some fun, according to Miami hip-hop icon, community activist, and alternative weekly columnist Luther Campbell. As part of an endorsement deal with New York-based b Condoms, Uncle Luke is gi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Luther Campbell Wins Fight To Continue Coaching High School Football UPDATED

    UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Luther Campbell had been denied his certification to coach high school football; in a telephone conversation with Uncle Luke, we misunderstood the result of the state's appeal. He will in fact be allowed to coach. Hooray! We do apolog ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Skip Bayless Running Scared From Luther Campbell

    Maybe it was the headline calling him a "Modern Day Minstrel" or the comparison to Rush Limbaugh that got underneath Skip Bayless' ripped muscles. Or maybe the sports journalist and host of ESPN's First Take figured he wasn't about to let Luther Campbell call him a race baiting huckster on his own p ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Tackles Luther Campbell's Fight To Coach at Miami Northwestern High

    You'd think the Florida Department of Education has more important things to worry about like the FCAT debacle. Instead, state education officials are working hard, wasting taxpayer money, to make sure Luther Campbell -- former 2 Live Crew front man and current New Times columnist -- doesn't get to ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Luther Campbell Fighting To Stay On the High School Football Field

    For decades, former 2 Live Crew frontman and current Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell has been imparting his life wisdom on scores of young African American boys playing little league football in Liberty City. For the past three years, he's been a volunteer coach at Miami Central and Miami ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Luther Campbell Alleges Drew Rosenhaus Paid Tommy Streeter $50,000 "Marketing Advance"

    Earlier today, Luther Campbell dropped a bomb on Drew Rosenhaus, alleging the North Miami-based NFL super agent paid Tommy Streeter -- one of five Miami Hurricanes football players who left school early to enter the draft -- $50,000 to sign with him. The Miami New Times columnist was a guest on the ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Luther Campbell-Inspired Whoopee Cushion Invades Sundance Film Festival

    ​The Sundance Film Festival is 'round the corner. In less than a week, thousands of movie industry folks will turn Park City, Utah, into an indie flick auction house, outbidding one another in name of independent film, binge-drinking their way from invite-only party to invite-only party, and colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Cam Newton Could Become the Black QB Role Model That Michael Vick Never Had

    Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell addresses why African-American NFL quarterbacks don't have any heroes to look up to. In baseball, African-American play ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 29, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Uncle Luke! The Funniest and Filthiest Moments From Luther Campbell's 2011

    ​Can a columnist get a table dance? One-time 2 Live Crew capo and Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Luther Campbell celebrated his 51st birthday last week. But the New Times contributor isn't calling it quits just yet. Tomorrow night, Uncle Luke's hosting an NYE weekend birthday bash alongside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    FAMU Is Not Penn State: Hazing Should Not Kill A Storied Program

    Alex Izaguirre​Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell comes to the defense of Florida's largest historically African-American university, which has been caug ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Lil Wayne Snaps Back at Luther Campbell

    ​Seems Lil Wayne laid off the sizzurp for a brief second to respond to Luther Campbell's ultimatum that President Carter needs to start investing more time helping Miami's less fortunate souls or else. Last night, Young Weezy, via his handle @LilTunechi, tweeted, "This Nigga Luke trippin!!! I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Luther Campbell Sues Nevin Shapiro

    Don't call him "Lil Luke."​Uncle Luke is going after the convicted Ponzi schemer who proclaimed himself "Lil Luke." Today, Luther Campbell followed through on his promise to sue Nevin Shapiro for defamation.In Yahoo! Sports' investigative report on rampant booster violations he committed at the Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    What Went Down at Snapper's Between Luther Campbell, Carlos Gimenez and Homestead Councilman Jimmie Williams

    Snapper's on Ives Dairy Road: Not your typical "Let's Make A Deal" venue.​In his most recent column, Luther Campbell claims that Homestead City Councilman Jimmie Williams III, who supports Carlos Gimenez for mayor, offered him a $40,000 appearance fee to show up at the elected official's soon-to-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Luther "Cambell" Campbell and Julio "Robaino" Robaina Can't Spell Each Other's Names

    ​It's worth noting that a man who doesn't believe a woman has the right to chose what she does with her own body is being supported by a man who brought us such songs as "Dick Almighty" and "The Fuck Shop." It's also worth noting that neither Luther Campbell or Julio Robaina can spell each others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Luther Campbell Explains His Endorsement of Julio Robaina

    Luther Campbell ​No surprise, blogs backing Carlos Gimenez attacked Luther Campbell for going with Julio Robaina in the Miami-Dade mayoral run-off on June 28. Even the Miami Herald, which has also endorsed Gimenez, took issue with Campbell's shocking unexpected backing of Robaina, whom he dubbed " ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Uncle Luke Endorses Julio Robaina for Miami-Dade Mayor UPDATED

    Jacob KatelRobaina and Campbell at the NAACP debate.Former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Luther Campbell has endorsed Julio Robaina for the June 28 runoff election.Robaina's campaign called a press conference in Liberty City for 12:30 today. After arriving an hour and a half late, Campbell said he ha ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Carlos Gimenez Blows It, Lets Julio Robaina Steal Luther Campbell's Endorsement

    Will Julio Robaina live up to his word? History shows he hasn't.​As soon as Luther Campbell made his endorsement of Julio Robaina for mayor official, I received text messages from a couple of Carlos Gimenez supporters asserting Uncle Luke had surely been bought off -- the same accusation our colum ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Luther Campbell Mum on Endorsement, Looking Forward to Memorial Day Weekend

    Will he endorse Gimenez or Robaina? Mum's the word for now. With Carlos Gimenez and Julio Robaina duking it out to become the next county mayor, everybody wants to know in whose corner Luther Campbell will stand. His phone has been blowing up with calls from both camps seeking his endorsement, espec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Julio Robaina Spent $900,000 For 60,240 Votes And Other Election Night Numerical Revelations

    Luther Campbell, his wife Kristin, and their son Blake on election day. ​Hey, it sucks to lose, but Luther Campbell has nothing to be ashamed of. With only 45 days to court voters with a $12,000 campaign war chest, the former 2 Live Crew front man and current New Times columnist convinced 20,000 M ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Dispatches From the 2011 Special Mayoral Election

    ​12:00 p.m.: Just arrived at Norland Methodist Church in Miami Gardens wearing my Luther Campbell for Mayor tee. Holding my yard sign I start stumping for votes as a pair of elderly African American ladies get out of their car. "Punch 17! Don't let Julio Robaina's $1.2 million buy the election ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Insufferable South Florida Blogger Doesn't Have A Sense Of Humor

    Exclusive! First published photo of reclusive blogger Rick!​So I was waiting when good ole Rick from South Florida Daily Blog would chime in with his sanctimonious self-righteous blather about our Luther Campbell campaign coverage. Today he finally came through. As someone who lives in Pembroke Pi ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    May 16, 2011

    Luther Campbell's Run For Mayor Chronicled in Miami New Times

    Luther Campbell with his wife Kristin, holding their son Blake. ​We've made no secret about our unabashed support for Luther Campbell's candidacy for Miami-Dade County mayor. This week's cover story chronicles our candidate's freaky run for political office and makes the case for punching 17 on th ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Trick Daddy and Sam Shields Come Out For Luther Campbell

    ​Tonight, Miami rap star Trick Daddy and NFL Superbowl champion Sam Shields are showing their support for Luther Campbell's campaign for Miami-Dade mayor. The duo is hosting a fundraiser for Uncle Luke at Coimbra Restaurant located at 4329 W Flagler St. The event goes from 7 to 9 p.m. This is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Who Wants a Free Uncle Luke 4 Mayor T-Shirt With Bonus Poster and Sticker Pack?

    DJ Stephanie Turk and the honorable Luther Campbell.Madame Turk loves spinning booty music. So when she found out Luther Campbell, the godfather of her signature sound, was running for the top elected post in Miami-Dade County, she sprang into action. She's the mastermind behind those bold UncleLuk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Even the Neo Cons Are Taking Luther Campbell Seriously

    ​The folks over at conservative glossy The Weekly Standard think Luther Campbell's run is serious enough to warrant a 7,228-word profile. Writer Matt Labash spent a considerable amount of time shadowing Campbell early in his campaign. Kudos to his editors for allowing him the space to explore the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Luther Campbell Talks About Real Election Reform

    ​Luther Campbell doesn't just have taxing strippers and decriminalizing marijuana on his mind. This past April 25, as he cruised from one special event to another in downtown Miami, the county mayoral candidate and New Times columnist offered up his plan for local government reform. "If you run fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Billy Corben Stumps for Luther Campbell On Sid Rosenberg

    How about a debate between Uncle Luke and Vicious Sid?​While making the local radio rounds this past 4/20 promoting his latest epic documentary, Square Grouper, Rakontur auteur Billy Corben articulated his unwavering support for Luther Campbell's mayoral campaign on Sid Rosenberg's 560 WQAM show." ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Video: Uncle Luke Talks Weed, Gambling, and Strippers

    Luther Campbell Strategizing​Smoke em' if you got em'.Possessing under 28 grams of marijuana could soon be legal in Miami-Dade County if Luther Campbell gets elected.Thanks dude.His other proposals include county-wide gambling (to fund education), a tax on strippers assets (okay, actually a licens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Luther Campbell Woos Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club, Files for Mayor's Race

    ​Luther Campbell is in the mayor's race. Now he just needs to settle on a campaign slogan. The high school football assistant coach and Miami New Times columnist was officially accepted by the Miami-Dade Elections Department as a candidate for county mayor. Campbell joins a field that includes for ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Luther Campbell Starts Meeting Voters And Other Candidates

    Michael McElroy​This past Wednesday night, a couple dozen Miami-Dade voters gathered inside a back dining room of Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami to hear New Times columnist Luther Campbell, county Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, and former state Rep. Marcelo Llorente talk about their platforms ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Latin Builders Association's Mayoral Debate Snubs Luther Campbell

    Michael McElroyLuther Campbell wants to debate, so why won't the LBA invite him?​With the Miami-Dade County Commission likely to set a special election for a new mayor today, the Latin Builders Association has already made plans to hold the first debate on March 25 with only a select group of cand ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Luther Campbell Makes His Case on Spanish Language Radio

    Michael McElroy​Yesterday, Luther Campbell went on Spanish language radio to talk about his campaign for Miami-Dade county mayor. The Miami New Times columnist was a guest of Ricardo Brown and Lourdes Ubieta, who host the 12 to 3 p.m. slot on Actualidad 1020 AM.Campbell reminisced about his first ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Luther Campbell Calls For Special Election

    Michael McElroy​Mayoral candidate and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell wants to get it on. At the ballot box. Not the champagne room. Now that voters have shown Carlos Alvarez the exit door, the onetime raunchiest man in hip-hop is calling on the County Commission to set a date for anothe ... More >>

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    March 5, 2011

    Luther Campbell Files Paperwork For County Mayor

    Luther Campbell fills out his candidate forms at the Miami-Dade Elections Office.​It's official. Uncle Luke is running. He is a bona-fide candidate for the 2012 Miami-Dade County mayor's race. Yesterday, he quietly filed his candidate paperwork at the Miami-Dade Elections Office. Hialeah Mayor Jul ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Tio Luther Campbell Declared Mayor of Ke Fuerte, Cleansed of Bad Spirits

    ​For the second time since announcing his run for Miami-Dade mayor, Luther Campbell appeared on a Spanish-language television program to appeal to Hispanic voters. "Tio" Luke was the special guest on last night's Ke Fuerte show on América TeVé, where he informed hosts Ivan and Carlucho that he h ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Luther Campbell Gives Keynote Speech At Law Symposium

    Luther Campbell interviewed by an America Teve news anchor.​Fresh off his media tour addressing his desire to run for Miami-Dade County mayor, Luther Campbell is dropping his knowledge about the music industry and professional sports at Nova Southeastern University on Saturday.The school's Shepard ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Uncle Luke Turns 50, Celebrates at King Of Diamonds On Friday

    ​Miami's favorite Tio and New Times columnist Luther Campbell is hitting the half-century mark. The raunchiest man in rap turns 50 today, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He just got back into the Magic City after helping guide the Miami Central Rockets football team to their first state tit ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Linda Robertson Canonizes Uncle Luke

    ​The last time we wrote about Miami Herald sports columnist Linda Robertson, we ribbed on her for being duped by a couple of Broward guys pretending to be real Russian basketball fans. But this time, we gotta give her props for penning a well researched piece on New Times columnist Luther Campbell ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2010 Recap: Top 10 Miami-Centric Moments

    2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show was full of hits (the return of Missy Elliott, for one), and misses (the glaring omission of Outkast, among many others). Still, much of it gave us some serious hometown pride. In a move that pr ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    November 10, 2009

    Uncle Luke Records Theme Song for 'Canes Doc; Donna Shalala Must Be Thrilled

    via Rakontur​Rakontur's highly anticipated documentary on University of Miami football, The U, premiers on ESPN on December 12, and this latest bit of news has us even more excited: Uncle Luke has recorded the theme song.Luther Campbell, The 2 Live Crew rapper, was persona non grata at UM for a de ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Luther Campbell Speaks on Going to Jail

    On Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported that Luther Campbell had been taken to jail Tuesday night "for allegedly owing $10,223.36 in a child support case." However, in an official statement yesterday, he claimed the money in question had nothing to do with the child support itself. He has fully admi ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    May 16, 2002

    Can't Knock the Hustle

    Hip-hop is South Beach's new problem child -- culturally potent and very, very profitable

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    May 17, 2001
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    November 5, 1998

    Faithful As I Wanna Be

    Luther Campbell has built a career on sexual appetite. So what's this about him joining the faithful?

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