Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39853 posts, RR: 74 Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
This is no joke. Miami’s native son Luke Campbell most popular as the front-man for the rap group ‘2 Live Crew’ has announced that he is running for mayor of Miami.
Despite his image as a controversial rapper, he is a very successful businessman that has had more success behind the scenes than in the spotlight. He has also been victorious in defending himself against attacks by the political establishment and legal system.
Years ago, Tipper Gore and her PMRC waged an attack against Luke Campbell for indecency and the case went all the way to the US Supreme Court. The case was dismissed because Mr. Campbell’s artistic expressions were protected by the US Constitution.
Although I’m not a fan of rap, I do admire his free spirited and libertarian attitude towards freedom and expression. Plus I like the women in his videos and on his album covers. He is very entertaining and lives a lifestyle many guys secretly wish they could. Most importantly he has been very successful in business which is something most career politicians can’t boast about. Even New Times editor Chuck Strouse acknowledges; “Luke would make a better mayor than any of those stiffs out there,’’
From a business point of view, he already has more experience than the community organizer in the White House.
Perhaps Al Gore can come in and campaign & endorse Luke Campbell. Since Tipper is no longer an albatross around his neck monitoring his favorite albums that may have backwards Satanic messages, Al Gore now has the freedom to listen to and campaign for artist that he chooses. If I’m not mistaken, Luke Campbell was nominated for a Grammy and Al Gore won a Grammy so the two have a lot in common.
Gore won Dade county by a landslide in 2000.
There era of conventional politicians has to come to an end and with successful businessmen like Luke Campbell as mayor of Miami and Donald Trump in the White House, there is hope for the United States!
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11270 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Best. Thread. Title. Ever.
For real though, I'm actually pretty intrigued by this. We study some of his legal cases in law school, including the famous Acuff-Rose v. Campbell copyright case where he set the law for parodying music. (They parodied Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman.")
I think a lot of people want to disregard people who have been rap stars as thugs, or unintelligent, and otherwise unfit to lead. But if you realize that it's just entertainment, and that the highest forms of entertainment also require intelligence and shrewdness, you should realize that rap is no different. It's no different say from being a famous actor.
Like Ronald Reagan.
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Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39853 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1): And if he wins, I'm moving to be his Municipal Advisor on Ample Women in Bikinis.
If he wins, I'd LOVE to attend his victory party.
I'm sure it would be next to a swimming pool.
Quoting D L X (Reply 2): I think a lot of people want to disregard people who have been rap stars as thugs, or unintelligent, and otherwise unfit to lead.
You do raise a good point. Mr. Campbell has conducted himself in a very professional manner off the stage and never pretended to be a messiah or revolutionary.
Quoting D L X (Reply 2): , you should realize that rap is no different. It's no different say from being a famous actor.
Like Ronald Reagan.
It's all showbiz.
Actor, rock star, rapper, preacher, reverend, terrorist recruiter, activist, community organizer, writer, poet, it's people that thrive on attention from others. Occasionally one comes along that has talent and/or can make a positive impact on the masses.