Posted on January 28, 2011

Uncle Luke Says Oprah Has ‘Come To Her Senses’ in Hip-Hop Battle

Nolan Strong, AllHipHop, January 26, 2011

Rapper/mogul Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell recently gave props to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who recently launched her new cable TV channel, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

Uncle Luke was pleased with the launch of OWN, because after years of criticizing Hip-Hop,Oprah was forced to acknowledge the power of the genre with the debut of the series Master Class, which featured superstar entertainer, Jay-Z.

“By debuting with Jay-Z, she is acknowledging she needs rappers to generate interest and revenue for her new media venture. I’m happy to see that after spending so many years bashing rap music, Oprah has come to her senses,” Uncle Luke told the Miami New Times.


When he was finally accepted to appear with the other cast members, Oprah took aim at the rapper and then allegedly edited out his responses, prompting Luda to speak out.

As a result, rappers like Ice Cube and 50 Cent public condemned Oprah, who eventually capitulated to the pressure and ended up featuring Jay-Z on the Oprah Winfrey Show in late 2009.


Hip-Hop has become such a global force, that even Oprah Winfrey must submit to the power and influence of the genre.

“She’s realized she can’t have a network that appeals to just vanilla audiences,” Uncle Luke explained. {snip}