Born and raised in Miami Gardens, Florida, Ted Lucas is a true example of an ambitious entrepreneur.
As the founder of legendary independent music label Slip-N-Slide Records, Ted Lucas has been responsible for selling over 25 million records by discovering Platinum-selling artists like Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, Plies, DJ Khalid and Pitbull. He’s been recognized as a major player in the music business for the past 15 years. Slip-N-Slide Records has been spotlighted numerous times, including Billboard recognizing Slip-N-Slide as the #1 Independent Record Label.
Ted Lucas looks forward to expanding his brand across different platforms, including television and film. When asked about the longevity of his company, Lucas states, “One thing in the world besides God that will never run out of possibilities or exhaust its energy is entertainment, and I plan to keep my concentration and faith in both of them.”
Ted Lucas has focused on endeavors that he felt would reflect positively on his hometown and community. Aside from his musical success as one of the most successful independent record label executives in the United States, Lucas is heavily involved with charitable organizations focusing on children’s education. The Ted Lucas Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at helping boys and girls in Miami’s inner cities improve their reading, writing, and math skills to ensure they pursue their dreams – making them a reality. The Florida Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law panel presented Lucas with the prestigious Tom Dowd Lifetime Achievement Award.
As a part of Ted’s accolades, Ted was given the Key to the City of Miami-Dade County and the Key to the City of Miami Beach. In addition, Ted received proclamations declaring September 4, 2013 “Ted Lucas Day,” and December 14, 2011, “Ted Lucas Foundation Day.”