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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.
Uncle Luke is the fifth album released by Luther Campbell. It was released on June 14, 1996, on Luther Campbell Music and was mainly produced by Darren "DJ Spin" Rudnick, and Rod XL, with additional production by Frankie Cutlass, Ice Cube and Doug E. Fresh. Uncle Luke was a success, peaking at #51 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and spawned a hit single, "Scarred", which made it to #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot Rap Singles.
Uncle Luke was joint-distributed through Alliance Entertainment Corporation and the Island Black Music division of Island Records (though they weren't directly mentioned in name) and is the first and only Luke solo album released under the temporary new umbrella name, Luther Campbell Music after Luke Records went into bankruptcy, sold its catalog to Joseph "Lil' Joe" Weinberger (ultimately forming Lil' Joe Records) and went under reconstruction. The Luke Records name was almost instantly reinstated months later.