Luke Records

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Luke Records
Founded 1985; 33 years ago (1985) (as Luke Skyywalker Records)
Founder Luther Campbell and David Chackler
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records
Genre Hip hop music
Country of origin United States
Official website

Luke Records is the record label formed in 1985 by Luther Campbell and David Chackler,[1] former frontman of 2 Live Crew.

The label was originally called Luke Skyywalker Records, however because it was not found to be of fair use, Campbell shortened his pseudonym to Luke (a result of George Lucas' successful lawsuit for Campbell appropriating the Skywalker name).[2]

From 1990 to 1993, the label was distributed by Atlantic Records. The label's catalogue is owned by Lil' Joe Records.



  1. ^ David Chackler interview on
  2. ^ Philips, Chuck (September 26, 1990). "Campbell Pays $300,000 in Skyywalker Settlement : Lawsuit: The 2 Live Crew leader agrees not to use variation on the name trademarked by 'Star Wars' filmmaker George Lucas". Los Angeles Times.

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