Famous as :Rapper
Birth Name :Christopher Brian Bridges
Birth Date :September 11, 1977
Birth Place :Champaign, Illinois, USA
Claim to fame :Album "Back for the First Time" (2000)
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During the spring of 2003, after a brief hiatus, Ludacris returned to the music scene with a new single "Act A Fool" off the "2 Fast 2 Furious" soundtrack. At around the same time, he released the lead single from his upcoming 4th album "Chicken & Beer" called "P-Poppin'". Fortuitously, neither of his new singles of the album was as well-received, by either the urban or pop audiences, as his previous songs had been, and both music videos that received only limited airplay had made the album fell quickly. To compensate his failure, in the fall of 2003, Ludacris outed his next single "Stand Up," which appeared on both "Chicken & Beer" as well as the soundtrack for the teen hip-hop/dance movie "Honey." To continue, "Stand Up" went on to become Ludacris' biggest mainstream hit to date, hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and garnering heavy airplay on mainstream pop, rhythmic, and urban radio stations, as well as on MTV, MTV2, and BET.
The next single of "Chicken & Beer" album titled "Splash Waterfalls" was released in early 2004. While wasn't a pop hit, ...
this single had become a success at urban radio and BET, thanks to its being Ludacris' most sexual video yet and an R&B remix that featured Raphael Saadiq and sampled Tony! Toni! Tone!'s "Whatever You Want." Ludacris later on released "Blow It Out", a gritty song that had a heavily low-budget, gritty, and urban-looking music video, which was a huge departure from the colorful, sensual, R&B leanings depicted in "Splash Waterfalls." This song actually meant as a scathing response to Ludacris' critics, namely Bill O'Reilly, who is mentioned by name.
In the year of 2004, Ludacris released his 5th album "The Red Light District." Offered an entirely different from the usual antics of the previous albums, Ludacris had obviously taken a more mature approach to his album. So he went on filming and recording the single "Get Back" in which he was featured a muscle-bounded hulk who was being annoyed by the media and warned his critics to leave him alone. Its follow-up single "The Number One Spot" was then produced by Hot 97 personality DJ Green Lantern and used the Quincy Jones sample of "Soul Bossa Nova." After all, Ludacris also filmed the video in which he poked fun ...