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” above.

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