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Ludacris

When the Dirty South movement broke nationwide at the turn of the century, Ludacris rode it to immediate widespread popularity, becoming arguably the most commercially successful Southern rapper of the time. In 2000 the Atlanta-based rapper signed to Def Jam's newly established Southern rap subsidiary, Def Jam South, and became the label's flagship Dirty South artist. Def Jam repackaged his underground album Incognegro (2000) as Back for the First Time (2000) and issued "What's Your Fantasy?" as its lead single. The song soon became a national hit, beginning a long string of hits that would include Billboard Hot 100 number ones ("Stand Up," "Money Maker") and Top Tens ("Move B**ch," "Splash Waterfalls," "Pimpin' All Over the World," "Runaway Love"), as well as a bunch of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top Tens ("Southern Hospitality," "Area Codes," "Rollout [My Business]," "Saturday [Oooh Oooh!]," "Get Back," "Number One Spot"). Plus, Ludacris became a reliable featured guest, gracing Top Tens for Missy Elliott ("One Minute Man," "Gossip Folks"), Mariah Carey ("Loverboy"), LL Cool J ("Fatty Girl"), Chingy ("Holidae In"), Usher ("Yeah!"), Ciara ("Oh"), Jamie Foxx ("Unpredictable"), Fergie ("Glamorous"), and others. Moreover, Ludacris established himself as a versatile actor, notably appearing in such mainstream films as 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Crash (2005), and Fred Claus (2007), among other films and TV series. Along with associate Chaka Zulu, Ludacris also founded his own boutique label at Def Jam, Disturbing tha Peace (aka DTP), which released albums by such diverse rap/R&B acts as Shawnna, Bobby V., Field Mob, and Playaz Circle.

Born Christopher Bridges on September 11, 1977, in Champaign, IL, Ludacris moved to Atlanta during his high school years and attended Banneker High School there. He then studied at Georgia State University. His entry into the rap industry came via radio; he worked as a disc jockey at Atlanta-based urban station Hot 97.5 (which later became Hot 107.9), where he was known as DJ Chris Lova Lova, and this was how he became acquainted with Timbaland. The producer featured Ludacris (then billed as Ludichris) on the song "Fat Rabbit" from his album Tim's Bio (1998), and with such a high-profile feature to his credit, the groundwork was laid for the rapper. Ludacris proceeded to record an independent album, Incognegro (2000), which he in turn released regionally himself, on the label Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris primarily worked with producer Shondrae for the album, though also with Organized Noize, the acclaimed production team behind the early albums of OutKast and Goodie Mob. Incognegro sold well enough to break into the Billboard 200, and Ludacris was approached by Scarface of the Geto Boys, who as a representative of Def Jam was interested in negotiating a recording contract.

In late 2000, Def Jam repackaged Incognegro and released it as Back for the First Time, adding a few new songs: a U.G.K. collaboration ("Stick 'Em Up"), a Neptunes production ("Southern Hospitality"), and a remix of his previously released song with Timbaland (retitled "Phat Rabbit"). The album's lead single, "What's Your Fantasy?," became a major hit nationally, peaking at number 21 on the Hot 100, and the follow-up single, "Southern Hospitality," was similarly popular, charting at number 23. This pair of hits helped drive sales of Back for the First Time, which climbed all the way to number four on the Billboard 200. The follow-up album, Word of Mouf (2001), was an even greater success for Ludacris, charting at number three and spawning a series of hit singles that carried over well into 2002: "Area Codes," "Rollout (My Business)," "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)," "Welcome to Atlanta," and "Move B**ch." After these singles had run their course, a collaborative album, Golden Grain (2002), was released, showcasing the assembly of talent signed to Ludacris' revived Disturbing tha Peace label, which was now in partnership with Def Jam. The following year was a busy one for Ludacris, as he appeared in the film 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and released his third album, Chicken -N- Beer (2003), his first to reach number one on the Billboard 200. Chicken -N- Beer brought with it another series of hits, including the Hot 100 number one "Stand Up" and number six "Splash Waterfalls."

Ludacris continued his output the following year, with The Red Light District (2004), another number one album loaded with hit singles ("Get Back," "Number One Spot," "Pimpin' All Over the World"). Disturbing tha Peace (2005), a second collaborative album featuring the label's roster of talent, was Ludacris' only release for the year, and he kept a relatively low profile until the release of Release Therapy (2006), an introspective album on which he vowed that he would be taken more seriously than in the past. Another chart-topper, Release Therapy included only two Hot 100-charting singles, yet both were smashes: "Money Maker" (number one), "Runaway Love" (number two). In 2007, Ludacris got a lot of airplay as the featured guest on Fergie's number one hit "Glamorous." A year later a mixtape with DJ Drama called The Preview preceded the November release of Theater of the Mind. The long list of guest stars included director Spike Lee and comedian/actor Chris Rock. His 2010 effort Battles of the Sexes was originally planned as a joint release with Shawnna, but when the female rapper left the DTP family, it became a solo Ludacris album. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Comments

Welcome to my lil sex room=>
Say iPhone 5s say a color repost this on 5 songs look under your pillow
This is me and My friend song miss him :(
Ahhhhhhh
Gehysnetwhrw j r j w f w j f e b t w h f e v d e b t w j y j e s h n e t e h y e n g w j f h w g j e t e h r e j f e h t e g e h e e h y e h e h e j e d n e g e h e g e h e
Xbxhsksslldi d e u o d u d o e u d o d d i u d d o u d o d u d o d o e u e o s o d i x g j s k s j j s h s s h s k x u s h s i j s k s h s i w s j i s s o x u z y h s i s i w j w o s j x h s h s i s k s k s j o s o s s k u i w o w
I can go low, to the south pole ;P
AWESOME I LOVE THIS SONG
Hey
killa priest did the growing pains beat better than ludacris
How low can you go????!!! Ayyyy
I love this song so much better now
Love the song........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Move b**ch?? LMAO! Live his acting.
Ludacris in the house
My bf kissed me 2 days ago at school
LUDA.......a l l I gotta say..
Fresh to def son
ATL keeping it real!
It's crazy how Luda been in the game so long an his lyrics is still fire most wud have feel off by now keep Killin emm LUDA
Don't read this because it actually works. you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on. The screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
Don't read this because it actually works. you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on. The screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
Don't read this because it actually works. you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on. The screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
My sister goes real low
Kiss your hand 20 times and say the name of your crush 5 times and post this on 2 songs and tomorrow you will be kissed or asked out
lala100606
I love you more than that
Shawna tho.whooo... s h e went ham..Trina fly nasty as usual..foxy the bloodhound killer flow..
kadencemommi e
The song makes me tweak
This is a sex song.i the kids.
My chick bad and How low! - Luda
This freaked me out this isn't fake. Apparently if you copy and paste this on 10 songs you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I am sorry
magicalhour0 0 7
Love it xoxoxoxo love you
leelee098.sj 9 8 7
Just like that
He sxy az hell
How Low
Ohh!
Ohh!
ttucker0304
My chick bad my chick good my chick do stuff my chick do stuff that he wish he could my chick bad badder
llking31079
Luda is inspirationa l to say the least...I luv to dance to his older hits and very much look forward to hearing new kick a** beats that I can rock my hips too. Luv to jam Luda!!!
~Yeah, I came to party like tomorrow will never end, let's party again, let's party again~
That's my s**t song act a fool the way how you drive smooth
still listen to him aha xD ,
No matter no old he is he can still rap
leelee098.sj 9 8 7
Oooh Oooh
how low can u go????
cant go to low lol i love this somg
What is up with all the chain things???? But love this song keep goin ludacris
this song brings so many memories...
I love this song
S**t still popping
Sing it boy u got it give me some water
Kiss your hand 20 times and say the name of your crush 5 times and post this on 2 songs and tomorrow you will be kissed or asked out
Haven't heard this song in ages.
Love the song Party Girls
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