2 Live Crew is the next hip hop phenomenon to get the big screen treatment.
The Miami group are best known for songs like “Face Down Ass Up” and “Pop That P*ssy.” But thanks to the group winning a copyright lawsuit related to 2 Live Crew’s music, they’re also known for establishing music sampling as a form of parody under the First Amendment.
Lionsgate and Temple Hill are teaming up to develop the biopic, which they’ll call The Book of Luke, after Luther Campbell’s memoir of the same name. Writer Craig Williams is set to adapt the story and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce for Temple Hill.
News of this latest biopic comes just as Lionsgate gears up for their big release of All Eyez on Me on June 16, the story of Tupac’s life. Stay tuned for more information about Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew’s upcoming biopic. Will you be tuning in?
These 12 Rappers Lost Weight & Look Better Than Ever
1. Missy Elliott was one of the biggest stars of the '90s.Source:Getty 1 of 22
2. Now she's known as one of the best producers of all time and looks better than ever.Source:Getty 2 of 22
3. Rick Ross has always been a big boss.Source:Getty 3 of 22
4. Now the rapper just comes in a smaller package—75 pounds smaller (and counting).Source:Getty 4 of 22
5. Dr. Dre was a comfortable producer from Compton.Source:Getty 5 of 22
6. Then he started hitting the gym as much as the studio...and voilà.Source:Getty 6 of 22
7. David Banner went from wild rapper...Source:Getty 7 of 22
8. To superconscious king.Source:Getty 8 of 22
9. Timbaland's larger than life beats won everyone over in the '90s.Source:Getty 9 of 22
10. But both his beats and his health have gotten even better over the years.Source:Getty 10 of 22
11. Before heading to prison, Remy Ma was a carefree girl from the Bronx.Source:Getty 11 of 22
12. Remy came home as a grown woman who is clearly about that gym life.Source:Getty 12 of 22
13. Waka Flocka came in the game as a wild boy.Source:Getty 13 of 22
14. There's nothing in the world that Queen Latifah can't do.Source:Getty 14 of 22
15. ...Including lose lots of weight while still managing to look like her fine self.Source:Getty 15 of 22
16. Scarface never let the industry change him.Source:Getty 16 of 22
17. But the rapper has become more health conscious and feels he's happier because of it.Source:Getty 17 of 22
18. Jadakiss has been a fire emcee for over 20 years.Source:Getty 18 of 22
19. With his weight loss, he still looks the same as he did 20 years ago.Source:Getty 19 of 22
20. Fat Joe may have to change his name after his drastic weight loss.Source:Radio One Houston 20 of 22
21. These days, he's Fly Joe.Source:Getty 21 of 22
22. Paul Wall looks like a completely different person. Still tippin'.Source:Getty 22 of 22
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