*Who said Hip Hoppers can’t be political leaders? If you know someone, tell him we know someone who just might be the first.
After a recall vote gave current Miami/Dade county mayor, Carlos Alvarez the boot Wednesday, the likely runner up is … is … you ready? Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell!
“When I take Mr. Alvarez’s job, I’ll review the county budget with a fine-toothed comb,” wrote Luke in the Miami New Times, where he’s been publishing columns over the past year. “When I ran my record company, every year we would first go over what was making revenue for us and beef that side up. Then we would cut the areas where we were not generating revenue. The first place we looked was payroll. I’ll do the same with the county budget.”
Despite his raunchy image of the past, the old-school rapper has been cleaning up his act lately to the point where he’s credible enough to be taken seriously as a politician. But hey, if Marion Barry and a host of others can do it, why not “Uncle Luke?”