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Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell    

Founder of Southern Hip Hop, Freedom Fighter & Former Leader of The 2 Live Crew

Luther Campbell first rose to national prominence when, as a member of the controversial group 2 Live Crew, went to the United States Supreme Court to protect freedom of speech about creating parodies in recorded material. Also, Campbell’s fight for creative license forced the recording industry to take responsibility for providing “parental advisory” warnings on music, as the first person to apply the warning to his recordings.

Campbell also holds the distinction of being the first Southern rapper to appear on Billboard’s pop charts; being included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhymes and Rage” exhibit; and being the first urban music executive to launch a truly independent record label, with all aspects from production to distribution handled in-house. Before launching Luke Recordings in 2018, Campbell had already parlayed his musical legacy into a career as a businessman, community leader, author, radio and television personality, drawing most headlines these days for his philanthropic endeavors and political activism. Campbell is currently a sports radio host and long-time columnist for the Miami New Times. He is also the executive producer and creator of the 2018 Starz docuseries, “Warriors of Liberty City,” a spin-off of the Sports Emmy Award-nominated documentary “Liberty City Warriors” on Viceland.

Campbell is also currently producing several film and television projects, including a biopic on his life in partnership with partners Swirl Films. Lastly, Luke Recordings is a state-of-the-art recording facility located in Miami, Fl and owned by the “Godfather of Southern Hip Hop,” Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell.

Speech Topics

  • Celebrity
  • Law
  • Political
  • Black Heritage
  • Social Issues
  • Sports
  • Football
  • Civil Rights
  • Liberal Speakers
  • Cross Cultural Understanding
  • Entrepreneurship


Luther Campbell: "This Book Is Just a Reflection of Me" | Miami New ...
On August 4, my memoir, The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City, will go on sale. I hope many young African-Americans who think the  ...
Interview: Luther Campbell, Author Of 'The Book Of Luke' : NPR
Before joining the notoriously shocking rap crew, Campbell was a party-rocking DJ in ... Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community.

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