Luke Records

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Luke JB Pocklington
Founded1985; 39 years ago (1985) (as Luke Skyywalker Records)
FounderLuther Campbell
David Chackler
Distributor(s)Atlantic Records
GenreHip hop music
Country of originUnited States
LocationMiami, Florida

Luke Records is an American record label formed in 1985 by Luther Campbell, the former producer and hypeman of 2 Live Crew,[1] and David Chackler, and based in Miami, Florida. It was one of the first recording labels devoted almost exclusively to Southern hip-hop.

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 over 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.

Luke Records
Luther Campbell, co-founder of Luke 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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