Uncle Luke Running For Miami Mayor

Raise the roof! After thinking it over, Uncle Luke has decided to run for Mayor of Dade County following the recall of Carlos Alvarez on March 15th. He gave an interview with Miami New Times on his campaign and why he’s the best man for the job.

New Times: Why are you running? Are you crazy?
Luther Campbell: I am mad frustrated. I have always been involved in politics, going back to my battles in the city of Miami Beach, dealing with the city commissioners and the mayor. I ran my own nightclub, and I believed African-Americans were treated badly during Memorial Day weekend.

I’ve thought about running for public office before, but someone would always end up talking me out of it, saying, “We have this good person here, he will do good for the community,” so I always backed out. But I’d end up frustrated because they didn’t do anything. I’d give them ideas and they would just tell me what they wanted to hear.

I get in my car, ride around Liberty City, and everything looks the same as when I was in the neighborhood growing up. I see the same crimes in the same areas. Officers and residents are still getting killed in the community I grew up in. I go to a city like Atlanta that has sensible affordable housing, and no one is being murdered. I go to Miami International Airport and see the same construction that has been going on for like a hundred years. All of that frustrates the hell out of me. Why aren’t we getting it right in Miami-Dade? Why is our government only serving one set of people? That’s what is pushing me to run.

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  • http://rapradar.com ben

    i wrecked two cars at work last night! yn i need a job!

  • Tate

    Do you really think he has a chance?…

    me neither.

  • http://twitter.com/thebighomie Big Homie

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  • B.Dot

    ^
    *FATALITY*

  • haduken

    the funniest gif ever.

  • Black Shady

    BIG HOMIE said it all lol

  • B. Digital

    I have to agree with Big Homie.

  • so ummm huh ?!?

    Why do I have the feeling that the law enforcement budget would suddenly evaporate…

  • chilleymost

    @BIG HOMIE YOU A WILD BOY,,,,LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Goldie

    GOOD! WE NEED CHANGE HERE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY! LUKE FOR MAYOR!

  • mac DIESEL

    IF HE WINS, INAUGURATION PARTY WILL BE AT K.O.D!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Nathaniel

    all antics aside…

    he’s spot on in everything he says. (except niggas are getting murdered in atlanta. they tore all the ‘jects down and forced the people out, now we got section 8 and hud homes galore… so-called suburban area overcrowding, and the hood all over again.)

    luther campbell is trying to serve the swept under the run segment of the community in miami-dade. the black community. the rest of those politicians serve the smaller percent wealthier group… which mirrors politics all over the country. he’s fighting a noble, but difficult fight, and his 2 live crew days will undoubtedly haunt him.

    what y’all niggas fail to realize is the nigga does have what it takes. he had the first fully independently run black record label in hip hop. don’t sleep just cuz you remember the freaks, lol.

    i’d vote for that nigga over any white (or black) stiff hell bent on selling the people false hope.

  • Nathaniel

    @Big Homie

    yeah. that damon dash gif is STILL hilarious though, lmao

  • JAYE

    When I read this headline I did the exact same thing Dame is doing in that gif & it sums up my feelings. Thanks Big Homie!

  • Thank Me Hater

    Shout out to Big Homie….couldn’t have expressed it better

  • http://jayfingers.wordpress.com Jay Fingers

    Nathaniel — I agree with you, brother. I lived in Miami-Dade for twelve years and shit is just horrible. Thank God Alvarez is being ousted.

    Believe it or not, Luke is pretty smart and politically savvy. Of course his image as an ass connoisseur will work against him, but considering who’s been running Miami for the past few years, I’d say Luke is just as qualified as any of ‘em.

  • Belize

    FUCK YEAH!
    Movin to Miami Bitch! lmao

  • Nathaniel

    @Jay Fingers

    EXACTLY, my nigga. couldn’t have said it better.

  • DIGGSY!!!

    i want a campaign shirt

  • Jacob

    He wont be mayor guarenteed

  • Converse

    @Bighomie Hahaha!

  • NotoriousRambo

    JACOB YOU HAVE A POINT CAUSE HIS OPPONENTS WOULD USE HIS PAST AGAINST HIM BUT I WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HIM IF I HAD LIVE IN THE 305

  • Curtis75Black

    Living in Miami right now, Luke is spot on with what he speaks. Believe it or not y’all, 2 Live Crew was like 20 years ago !! It’s time to get off that Bullshit and see the man for what he is today.

  • A million things run thru my mind

    i realize that the “clowns” that run RAPRADAR are just as bad as the “clowns” who leave ignorant ass comments. Yall “clowns” will never be “upright men,” just clowns!

    GO AHEAD AND GET IGNORANT, ITS EXPECTED.

  • http://www.saffoldink.com MXL

    Cap’n Dick for mayor? Uhhh…

  • http://www.saffoldink.com MXL

    But if he defies logic and actually wins? BEST. ELECTION PARTY. EVER.

  • http://rapradar.com JAY.J

    i think thats a good idea because sex sales especialy in miami(whore capital of america)

  • Rico

    “I go to cities like Atlanta…and no one is being murdered?” Surely Cap’n D didnt say that

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    @Big Homie the gifs are fucking hilarious

  • Lionel

    I Will Support Uncle Luke For Miami Dade Mayor Due To The Fact He Still Dare To Dream After Living His Dreams. The Political Arena Is Much Like A Strip Club; It Thrives On Money & Polls Which Should Make Him The Front Runner In This Mayoral Election…