Uncle Luke Says 2 Live Crew Will Reunite in the Summer!
Uncle Luke announced that 2 Live Crew is readying for a reunion tour that will go down this summer. The rapper made the announcement at the Sundance Film Festival following a screening of a short film titled ‘The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke’ which was created by Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer.
Luke was apparently more excited about the reunion than he was about his starring role in the art film and indicated that he was looking forward to seeing some of his original fans during the tour. “I just can’t wait to just start practicing. That’s going to be a blast. We’re going to perform the songs and everybody’s going to be excited. Some of the older people of our generation will be able to tell their kids, ‘You’re staying home tonight, we’re going to see 2 Live Crew and shake our booty,” Luke told the Associated Press.
The rapper offered some praise to the young filmmakers who made the quirky short film, which parodies his run for Mayor in Miami-Dade County, and called it “an art piece.” The film borrows its narrative from the 1962 French Sci-Fi short ‘La Jetee,’ which also inspired ‘12 Monkeys,’ although the Miami filmmakers decided to go in a comedic direction. In the flick, Luke changes the face of hip hop, fights for First Amendment rights and wins his Mayoral bid, but a nuclear meltdown transforms Miami into a mutant-filled wasteland where only the ‘Me So Horny’ rapper is left unscathed.
The film has inspired Uncle Luke to pursue a full-length documentary about his life he revealed in an interview with the Salt Lake City Tribune. “I’ve been approached by so many people to do a 90-minute feature. I think it’s a story that needs to be told. I do need 90 minutes,” the rapper said. Evan Rosenfeld, who produced the 13-minute short, added that he was onboard and told the Tribune, “There’s more chapters to be told.”