Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, former leader of Miami Rap group 2 Live Crew, is now an assistant football coach at Miami Central High School. He also coaches in his home neighborhood of Liberty City, where he founded the “Optimist League” for inner-city youth. Once criticized for his sexually explicit lyrics, Campbell, 49, looks to move forward on a clean slate. “I’m happy and proud of what we accomplished, but that part of my life is over,” he told Miami Herald’s Linda Robertson. “The entertainer – I left him on stage.”

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