From 2 Live Crew to politician and now football coach, Uncle Luke sure knows how to keep himself busy.Luther Campbell has taken a new position as assistant football coach at Dade County’s Northwestern High. The NY Times caught up with Luke to ask him everything from his new career choice to his legal battles.
This is Luther Campbell now: married to a lawyer, raising a 3-year-old named Blake, living on a lake, starting his own line of rum. He loves the album “Jagged Little Pill” by Alanis Morissette and the song “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by the Verve. He is asked how this all ties together, Coach Luke and Uncle Luke and Mr. Obscenity turned molder of young minds, despite his past, the reputation, the rapsheet. He does not see this as a redemption story. He does not view himself as changed. Same guy, different job. Same play, next act.
“I’m a fighter,” Campbell said.
Q: How much have you spent, lifetime, in court costs?
A: Oh, man. I spent too much.
Q: Hundreds of thousands?
A: Probably a million.
Q: How many days have you spent in court?
A: Probably about six months.
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