Co-Starring: T.I., T-Pain, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne. Jamie Foxx, The Game, Plies, Rick Ross, Playaz Circle And Willy Northpole Album in stores on Nov. 11th on DTP/Def Jam Records!
You can call Chris “Ludacris” Bridges a number of things. Hip-hop superstar. Actor. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Restaurateur. Pitchman. Online visionary. Columnist. All of these labels are accurate, and with his forthcoming October 21st album release, Theater Of The Mind, the Grammy winning, Atlanta-based entertainment maven shows that, as he continues expanding his reach, his musical prowess remains as potent as ever.
“I wanted an album where you could listen to it from beginning to end and it would put you in an imaginative state,” Ludacris says of his sixth major label album. “Ice Cube, Scarface, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., they paved the way for me. I feel like they’re some of the greatest of all time and they lyrically and conceptually put you in this place. I want my fans to feel like they’re part of the music. That’s what Theater Of The Mind is all about, drawing people in.”
Indeed, Theater Of The Mind highlights Ludacris’ rap supremacy, on a number of levels. “I call myself the MVP of rap,” he says. “When you put everything together in rap, as far as lyrics, visuals, record sales, personality, conceptual songs, I feel like I’m the summation of all. I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do.”
Ludacris has good reason to feel that way. His acting career remains on an enviable trajectory. After star-making appearances on the NBC drama Law and Order SVU, the Oscar-winning Crash and the independent film sensation Hustle & Flow, Ludacris stands as one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.
In October 2008, Ludacris will star in two major motion picture releases. In Max Payne, based on the popular video game, he stars as an internal affairs agent alongside Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Beau Bridges. Then, in Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla, Ludacris joins an ensemble cast with Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton for a captivating tale of the Russian mob setting up shop in London.
I Know What Them Girls Like Featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett (audio link):
I Know What Them Girls Like Featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett (video link):