In Hip Hop History Today: Uncle Luke was born December 22, 1960
Luther Roderick Campbell was born December 22, 1960, also known as Luke Skyywalker, Solo Luke, Uncle Luke, or Luke, he is a record label owner, rap performer and actor. He is perhaps best known as a one-time member and leader of 2 Live Crew, and star of his own short-lived show on VH1, Luke’s Parental Advisory. As a result of one of the group’s songs, which used a parody of Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”, Campbell was party to Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., which was argued in front of the US Supreme Court. Listen to “Pretty Woman” below.