Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
8/4/2003 2:22:03 AM
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Ludacris is putting more money into his next album — money, as in 50 Cent and Chingy. "The 50 Cent track is ridiculous," Ludacris said Wednesday of the latest addition to Chicken & Beer, a track called "Blow It Out Your Ass." "What more can you expect from Luda and 50 on a song. I don't need to say anything about that song, man. You just gotta wait to hear it."
As for the collaboration with his protégé Chingy, the track is called "We Got Guns" and also features Disturbing Tha Peace members I-20 and Tity Boi. "It's real street, it's a good song," Chingy said.
Although Ludacris promised at the BET Awards that Chicken & Beer would drop on September 30, it has now been pushed back a week to October 7. The first single, "Stand Up," is just being leaked to radio stations. "This is gonna be the DJ record of the year," Ludacris said on the set of Chingy's "Holidae In" video. "It's straight for the DJs, it's straight for the club, for the party."
Luda shot the video Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles with Dave Meyers, the director behind Missy Elliott's "Work It" video, which garnered multiple MTV Video Music Award nominations. In the imaginative piece, Ludacris finds himself in the middle of a hot, sweaty and surreal nightclub. As he enters, hallucinations abound: an iced-out midget dangles from Luda's neck, he sees his face on a million-dollar bill and he's able to turn a model-skinny hottie into a thick, sexy Southern girl by giving her a kiss. Later, Luda transforms into a baby hitting on a sexy nanny.
"All I can say is just expect the unexpected," the rapper said. "It's gonna be wild, of course the same wild Ludacris, but we taking it an extra step. Always reinventing myself."
Along with 50 and DTP, Chicken & Beer will feature appearances by Snoop Dogg, Scarface and 8Ball and MJG. "Versatility, every kind of flow, every subject matter," Ludacris explained of the project. "It's one of those albums you can hear all the way through, and that's what's important to me, not that people skip around on it, but that they can listen from [track] one all the way to the end and that they love it."
Lyrically, the album will tell Luda's story, from his days rapping in his high school halls to recent times, running his own label and starring in blockbuster movies.
"Rap, to me, is all about emotion," he said. "So you talk about the good times, the bad times, you're gonna hear it all, man, things you wouldn't expect. I talk about hard times, 'cause people really wouldn't expect me to talk about hard times or say that I don't have any hard times, but I definitely do." Source: MTV
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