Luther Campbell

Luther Roderick Campbell is an American music producer born on December 22, 1960. He is best known as Uncle Luke and is also an actor, rapper, and promoter. Campbell was the former leader of the 2 Live Crew rap group. He also starred in a V.H.1. show, “Luke’s Parental Advisory,” in 2008. Campbell is a renowned name in Hollywood and he’s the brain behind several hit tracks. You’re probably familiar with some of his songs even if you don’t know it’s his. Let’s celebrate his birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Luther Roderick Campbell

Nickname:

Uncle Luke, Luke

Birth date:

December 22, 1960

Age:

63

Zodiac Sign:

Capricorn

Height:

6' 0"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$7 million

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Background

Luther Roderick Campbell, A.K.A. Uncle Luke, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and executive whose talents have earned him success and fame in the music industry. He’s a Capricorn, born on December 22, 1960, in Miami, Florida. He is of Jamaican and Bahamian descent as his mother was Bahamian and his father was Jamaican. Campbell was the youngest of five sons. In 1979, he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School.

Before his music career took off, Campbell did several odd jobs. In 1984, as his career as a promoter began to grow, he took notice of the 2 Live Crew rap group because of their ‘Revelation’ single and began managing them. In 1986, Campbell started his record label, Luke Skyywalker Records, and by April, he officially joined the 2 Live Crew group, offering them a record deal. That year, the group released their debut studio album, “The 2 Live Crew is What We Are,” which became gold-certified, making the group superstars in South Florida. Their second album, “Move Somethin’,” dropped in 1988 and peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 chart. 2 Live Crew’s third studio album, “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” (1989), became R.I.A.A. double-platinum certified. This album was deemed legally obscene by South Florida’s District Court, but the ruling was overturned. In 1990, Campbell released “Banned in the U.S.A.” with 2 Live Crew, and in 1992, his debut solo album, “I Got Shit on My Mind,” dropped. The rapper released six more solo albums, and in 2008, he starred in his V.H.1. series “Luke’s Parental Advisory.”

As a very successful musical maestro, Campbell’s personal life is public. He married Kristin Thompson in 2008, but she filed for divorce in 2020. At the time, Campbell shared he was very surprised by the decision, but the couple hasn’t told the public they’ve finalized their divorce yet. Campbell has five children.

Career timeline

1984
He Begins Working with 2 Live Crew

Campbell takes notice of 2 Live Crew and begins managing them.

1986
He Founds Luke Skyywalker Records

Campbell launches his record label and officially joins 2 Live Crew.

1988
Their Sophomore Album

2 Live Crew releases their sophomore album, “Move Somethin’.”

1989
2 Live Crew Keeps Rising

2 Live Crew releases their third album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be.”

1992
His Debut Solo Album

Campbell releases “I Got Shit on My Mind” as his debut solo album.

2008
"Luke’s Parental Advisory" Premieres

Campbell stars in his V.H.1. series “Luke’s Parental Advisory.”

Why We Love Luther Campbell

  1. He’s talented

    Campbell is a talented music producer and rapper. He has no bad songs!

  2. He’s hardworking

    Campbell worked hard in his career. His success reflects his hard work and he deserves recognition.

  3. He’s inspiring

    Campbell’s success story is inspiring. He is a beacon of hope for those beginning in the industry.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He was named after Dr. King

    Campbell was named after Martin Luther King Jr.

  2. He was a cook

    Campbell was a cook at Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach.

  3. He ran for mayor

    Campbell ran for the office of Miami-Dade County’s Mayor in 2011 but won only 11% of the votes.

  4. He was arrested

    In 2009, Campbell was arrested for neglecting his child support payments.

  5. He’s a columnist

    Campbell writes a column for the “Miami New Times” called "Luke's Gospel."

Luther Campbell FAQs

Where is Uncle Luke now?

Campbell currently lives in Miami.

What year did "Uncle Luke" come out?

The album “Uncle Luke” came out in 1996.

What genre is Uncle Luke?

Campbell’s genres are hip-hop and rap.

Luther Campbell’s birthday dates

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