Uncle Luke Celebrated for 63rd Birthday and Contributions to Florida Rap Scene
On Dec. 28th, the legendary Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, known for his roles as a rapper, author, philanthropist, and fighter against censorship, was honored on his 63rd birthday. The celebration marked a significant moment, likely the last during hip hop’s 50th-anniversary year, recognizing Uncle Luke’s substantial contributions to Florida’s rap culture.
Surrounded by friends, family, politicians, and local icons, including DJ Khaled, Trick Daddy, and Pitbull, Uncle Luke received accolades for his trailblazing artistry and advocacy for free expression. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava joined the chorus of praise for his community contributions. Notable contributions came from Pitbull, who donated $100,000, and DJ Khaled’s We The Best Foundation, which contributed $50,000 to Uncle Luke’s foundation, the Liberty City Optimist Club, now in its 31st year.
During the celebration, heartfelt speeches were delivered by influential figures such as Big Teach, DJ Khaled, and Pitbull, who acknowledged Uncle Luke’s impact on their careers and emphasized his influence on giving back to the community. Pitbull expressed gratitude, stating, “Thank you for everything you’ve done; you are the person who inspired me to give back to schools.” The event showcased the immense respect and admiration for Uncle Luke, highlighting his lasting legacy in the South Florida and global hip-hop scene.