#TBT: Uncle Luke – I Wanna Rock

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PRODUCER: Kenneth “Devastator X” Terry
Album: I Got Shxt On My Mind (1992) | via iTunes

A performing legend and southern Rap pioneer, the man previously known as Luke Skyywalker has been bringing bass to the game for over three decades. His resilience is what helped him become one of the most prominent figures in not only Miami’s music history, but in the world. Going toe to toe with every region in rap music, George Lucas, and the Supreme Court.

After having a successful career as a concert promoter, Luther Campbell decided to take up audio edition and production classes. Combining his credibility, lifestyle, charisma and new found techniques to help produce some of raps most controversial and club praised joints with then California based rap group, 2 Live Crew. Ultimately being the star of the scene and catapulting them into success.

When 2 Live Crew’s most success album As Nasty As They Wanna Be was deemed legally obscene by the U.S. Supreme Court (the decision was later overturned), they released a response project called Banned In The U.S.A., with the blessings of Bruce Springsteen of course. The B-side, The Luke LP served as Luke’s first taste of the solo life and the inarguable album to covet the Parental Advisory sticker. Gaining continuous notoriety in all areas for it’s sexual nature and unchained lyrics that the fans expected from the performer.

After legal issued forced the group’s split from Luke Records, Luther prepped for his first official solo album I Got Shxt On My Mind, and the first single being “I Wanna Rock” (also know as Doo Doo Brown) and instant club cult classic. Crowd controlling, ass shaking filled, response styled track.

The single did just as he expected. And with another decade of records with similar style and following that was powered by the club scene in Miami, Uncle Luke continued his reign as the bass king, helping him remain a 100 million dollar man and the raunchiest man in music history. The black Hugh Heffner.

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