(AllHipHop News) Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is one of the most iconic figures to emerge from Miami-Dade County, Florida. The 2 Live Crew member has now been officially recognized by his hometown.
On October 16, Campbell was awarded the Key to the City of Miami. He was recognized for his years of service as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community activist.
"Luther Campbell has established himself as a source of inspiration for Miami’s youth, empowering them to pursue a life guided by education and entrepreneurship," stated Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. The 41-year-old politician personally presented the key to Uncle Luke at Miami City Hall.
Luke has been an advocate for the Miami community for decades. He started the Liberty City Warriors football team which provides a positive outlet for local youth. LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment produced Warriors Of Liberty City, a Starz series that documents current and former Warriors as well as their working-class neighborhood.
Besides leading the Liberty City Optimist Club, Luther Cambell also covers socio-economic inequality as a columnist for the Miami New Times. The Miami Bass pioneer was previously given the key to the City of Miami Gardens, and BET lionized Luke with the I Am Hip Hop Award in 2017.