2 Live Crew Rapper Plans Florida Run For US House

The New York Post reports:

Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell is planning to run for Congress to rep his home state of Florida — accompanied by a flashy documentary film to chronicle his challenge to the Washington establishment, The Post can confirm.

Campbell, 63, the frontman of the hip-hop legends whose 1989 album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” was the center of a landmark obscenity case, told Page Six last week that he was plotting a run for federal office.

“I’m gonna make an announcement in a couple of weeks,” he said. “I think I have a great chance of winning.” Campbell officially launched a political committee in January to explore unseating incumbent Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-Fla.) in the Sunshine State’s 20th Congressional District.

The Bulwark reports:

As Nasty as They Wanna Be was the first in history to be declared legally obscene by a federal court. That ruling was overturned in a precedent-setting case allowing musicians to make explicit songs without fear of jail to this day.

Since then, Campbell has shapeshifted constantly: owner of the first Black-owned Southern rap label; VH1 show host; documentary film subject and producer; Grand Theft Auto video game character; local philanthropist; columnist; political activist; and youth and high school football coach.

He has developed kids into NFL talent, like Chad Ochocinco, and discovered world-famous rappers, like Miami’s Pitbull,