Uncle Luke Turns 50, Celebrates at King Of Diamonds On Friday

Miami's favorite Tio and New Times columnist Luther Campbell is hitting the half-century mark. The raunchiest man in rap turns 50 today, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He just got back into the Magic City after helping guide the Miami Central Rockets football team to their first state title this past weekend. You can catch up on Luke's second career as an opinionator over at Riptide where his regular columns have been firing up everyone from Tea Party rabble rousers to Ground Zero mosque defenders.

Readers can show Uncle Luke love on his Twitter, @unclelukereal1. Or you can check out the freak show Campbell has in store for his birthday bash, this Friday night at King of Diamonds. And always remember, what's that number one birthday month?

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.