2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell to Give Intimate Talk at Libertine Tomorrow Night

Luther Campbell, New Times' own weekly columnist, has written a book about his fight for truth, justice, and Liberty City. Posing with fists up on the cover of The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City, inside Uncle Luke tells a “raw and powerful true story of how one man invented Southern Hip-Hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for his disenfranchised Miami neighborhood” — at least according to the book’s Amazon page.

If you’ve ever had any burning questions to ask the former 2 Live Crew member — either about his music career, his book, or his fight for justice — the rapper will be at Libertine tomorrow night. In a conversation moderated by New Times editor in chief, Chuck Strouse, the Q&A session will be a part of Libertine’s new Storytellers series.

“Seeing that Libertine is built to be versatile — from its opening hours to its stage, intimate setting and crafted cocktails — we knew we had to take advantage of the venue’s architecture and create a new program, that would be based on discussion and highlighting intriguing and inspirational personalities,” says Michelle Leshem, creative director at Libertine.

She goes on to add that with the Miami Book Fair happening this same week, “it was a perfect time to launch this event with Luther Campbell.”

With the intimate nature of the setting and the closeness of the two speakers, Leshem promises attendees will gain a new insight into the Renaissance man. “Guests will receive a more personal look into the mind of Luther Campbell’s thoughts on ‘sex, creativity vs the corporate bottom line.’ Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask any questions,” Leshem explains. Adding, with Strouse as moderator, everything will be a part of a relaxed dialogue in a laid back setting.

Uncle Luke in Conversation with Chuck Strouse
Will take place Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m. at Libertine (34 NE 11 St., Miami) with a book signing following the Q&A. RSVP required, though the event is free. Visit

Uncle Luke at the Miami Book Fair
Part of the Two Trailblazers in Music panel on Sunday, November 22, at 3:30 p.m. at MDC’s Wolfson Campus (300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami). Visit

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.