The former member of the massively successful rap group 2 Live Crew discusses his first amendment legal battles detailed in the new text The Book of Luke.
Luther "Luke" Campbell is the entrepreneur behind -- and former member of -- the successful rap group, 2 Live Crew, and owner of Luke Records, one of the first ever Hip-Hop record companies. The label started out of a shed in his mom’s backyard, and would eventually grow into a multimillion dollar enterprise. Campbell formed 2 Live Crew in 1987, and the group became the focus of a famous campaign against the their allegedly obscene lyrics. Their 1989 album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, was at the center of landmark Supreme Court decisions on First Amendment rights. Campbell would go on to find success as a solo artist, releasing a number of projects, of course, under his own label. He chronicles his eventful life in music in the new autobiographical tome, The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City.