Luke Says He Is Retiring From Rap

Luther "Uncle

Luke" Campbell is planning to retire from Hip-Hop to launch an adult magazine

and film company.

On the eve of the

release of his audio book, Uncle Luke: My Life and Freaky Times, Luke

has announced that the three-disc set will be his last release as a recording

artist.

"I am tired

of being in an industry that doesn’t appreciate me," Luke told AllHipHop.com.

"I have done so much for Hip-Hop and ’til this day, I haven’t received

any awards or any recognition for it. If it wasn’t for the 2 Live Crew videos

wouldn’t look like they do and rappers wouldn’t sound like they do."

Luke stated that

his decision was in part is due to his treatment, but also to his interest in

the adult film market.

"I am going

into the adult market because they don’t care what label you are signed to or

who you know," Luke said. "My company is going to cater to the upscale

urban market; it will [be] like Playboy, featuring our women and things we like

to see."

Uncle Luke –

My Life & Freaky Times contains two audio books from the rapper’s upcoming

book, written by Dara Cook, and an accompanying soundtrack which will feature

new recordings from Trick Daddy, Petey Pablo, Jacki-O, Pitbull, Dirtbag, Big

Tigger and others.

The audio book,

slated for release in April 2006, also includes a secret link to view clips

and purchase a DVD featuring celebrity romps through an undisclosed site.

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