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Otherwise known as Luther Campbell, the entrepreneur and head of 2 Live Crew since its inception in the mid-'80s, Luke is a solo project for Campbell apart from his group's releases. The first release as Luke, 1993's In the Nude, was followed by an X-rated Christmas album and a greatest-hits LP before the project signed a contract with Island for 1997's Changin' the Game. Luke's Freak Fest 2000 followed three years later; Somethin' Nasty appeared in spring 2001. In 2006 he announced that he was retiring from hip-hop and launching an adult video company. He said goodbye to his fans with the three-CD collection My Life & Freaky Times.
Luke (pron.: /ˈuː/) is a male given name, and less commonly, a surname.
The name Luke is derived from the Latin name Lucas or from the Greek Loukas, meaning "man from Lucania" (a region of Italy). Although the name is attested in ancient inscriptions, the best known historical use of the name is in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke was written around 70 to 90 CE (the exact years are unknown), and was from here that the name was first popularized. Luke, who wrote the Gospel of Luke, was a physician who lived around 30 to 130 CE. Luke wrote the Book of Acts in the Bible, and also is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in some of Paul's letters to first-century churches.
Luke is the 21st most popular name for new babies in England and Wales, the 43rd most popular name for new babies in the United States, and the 2,105th most common surname in the US, with 15,000 people (0.006%) sharing the surname.