Happy Birthday Luke

XXL would like to with a happy birthday to the legendary Luther R. Campbell of Luke Records and 2 Live Crew, who turns 52 today.

A pioneer of the Miami Bass sound, Uncle Luke got his start as a concert promoter in Miami in the ’80s before founding Luke Records and 2 Live Crew, who were known for their controversial subject matter, infectious jams like “Me So Horny” and “Pop that Coochie”, and the role that they played in the free speech debate in the later ’80s and early ’90s.

Eight 2 Live Crew albums and eight solo albums later, Luke is the founder of Luke Entertainment Group, a publicly traded corporation, and recently ran for Mayor of Miami-Dade county in 2011, winning 11% of the vote and coming in fourth in a field of eleven candidates.

Happy 52 Uncle Luke!