artist also known as Luke Skyywalker
, Luther Campbell made his name at the head of the 2 Live Crew
. He was honored with the Steel Handcuffs award by Broward County
sheriff's deputies, charged with obscenity after performing at a club where off-duty Broward County sheriff's deputies were checking IDs to wake sure no kids could get in.
Sales of the 2 Live Crew albums then skyrocketed, leaving pundits to wonder whether the cops got a kickback. South Florida being what it is, I wouldn't doubt it's possible.