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Theater of the Mind, Ludacris


November 24th, 2008

Birth Name:
Christopher Bridges


Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s


Dirty South Hip-Hop
Dirty South Hip..
Hip-Hop/R&B: 2010



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 Bitch,” “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.

Top Albums

Theater of the Mind, Ludacris
1. Theater of t..
Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe Edition), Ludacris
2. Battle of th..
Release Therapy, Ludacris
3. Release Ther..
Word of Mouf, Ludacris
4. Word of Mouf
Chicken-N-Beer, Ludacris
5. Chicken-N-Be..
Back for the First Time, Ludacris
6. Back for the..
Battle of the Sexes, Ludacris
7. Battle of th..
We In This (feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, Future) - Single, DJ Drama
8. We In This (..
The Red Light District, Ludacris
9. The Red Ligh..
Release Therapy, Ludacris
10. Release Ther..
The Conjure Mixtape: A Hustler's Spirit, Ludacris
11. The Conjure ..
Theater of the Mind (Bonus Track Version), Ludacris
12. Theater of t..
Word of Mouf, Ludacris
13. Word of Mouf
Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe Edition), Ludacris
14. Battle of th..
Incognegro, Ludacris
15. Incognegro
Battle of the Sexes, Ludacris
16. Battle of th..
Get Back (Sum 41 Rock Remix) - Single, Ludacris
17. Get Back (Su..
Chicken-N-Beer, Ludacris
18. Chicken-N-Be..
Sessions@AOL - EP, Ludacris
19. Sessions@AOL..
Little Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris) [Remixes] - EP, David Guetta
20. Little Bad G..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
Baby My World 2.0 (Bonus Track V.. 3:34 $1.29
Break Your Heart Rokstarr 3:06 $1.29
My Chick Bad Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe.. 3:36 $1.29
Move Bitch Word of Mouf 4:30 $1.29
What's Your Fantasy Back for the First Time 4:35 $1.29
How Low Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe.. 3:21 $1.29
Rollout (My Business) Word of Mouf 4:56 $0.69
Money Maker Release Therapy 3:50 $1.29
Southern Hospitality Back for the First Time 5:00 $0.69
Stand Up Chicken-N-Beer 3:33 $1.29
I Like (feat. Ludacris) All About You (Deluxe Editi.. 3:38 $1.29
Get Back Red Light District 4:30 $1.29
Blueberry Yum Yum No Seeds, No Stems, Just Hi.. 3:56 $1.29
Blueberry Yum Yum Red Light District 3:55 $1.29
Runaway Love Release Therapy 4:40 $1.29
Sex Room Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe.. 5:30 $1.29
Blow We Turnt Up Vol 6 4:14 $0.99
Area Codes Word of Mouf 5:03 $1.29
How Low Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe.. 3:21 $1.29
My Chick Bad Battle of the Sexes 3:36 $1.29
Splash Waterfalls Chicken-N-Beer 4:50 $1.29
Ho Back for the First Time 2:50 $1.29
Sexting (Bonus Track) Battle of the Sexes (Deluxe.. 4:43 $1.29
What Them Girls Like (With Chris Bro.. Theater of the Mind 4:02 $1.29
Last of a Dying Breed (With Lil Wayn.. Theater of the Mind 4:09 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Break Your Heart, Taio Cruz & Ludacris
1. Break Your Hea..
Pimpin' All Over the World (Golden Palace Version), Bobby Valentino & Ludacris
2. Pimpin' All Ov..
One More Drink (feat. T-Pain), Ludacris
3. One More Drink..
How Low, Ludacris
4. How Low
My Chick Bad, Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
5. My Chick Bad
What Them Girls Like, Ludacris, Chris Brown & Sean Garrett
6. What Them Girl..
Get Back (Alternate Version), Ludacris
7. Get Back (Alte..
My Chick Bad Remix, Ludacris, Diamond, Trina & Eve
8. My Chick Bad R..
How Low (Bonus Video), Ludacris
9. How Low (Bonus..
Rollout (My Business) [Alternate Version], Ludacris
10. Rollout (My Bu..
What's Your Fantasy (Radio Edit), Ludacris & Shawnna
11. What's Your Fa..
Stand Up, Ludacris
12. Stand Up
Sex Room (Dirty Version) [Edited], Ludacris & Trey Songz
13. Sex Room (Dirt..
My Chick Bad (Bonus Video), Ludacris
14. My Chick Bad (..
Act a Fool (Edited Version), Ludacris
15. Act a Fool (Ed..
Sex Room, Ludacris & Trey Songz
16. Sex Room
Nasty Girl, Ludacris & Plies
17. Nasty Girl
Splash Waterfalls, Ludacris
18. Splash Waterfa..
Shake Dat Sh**, Ludacris & Shawnna
19. Shake Dat Sh**
I Like, Jeremih & Ludacris
20. I Like


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