Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
12/23/2004 12:53:14 PM
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Well known rap artist Ludacris has been interviewed so many times, it's ludicrous. So with his fourth album, "Red Light District," debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard chart this week, we decided to ask some around-the-way folks what they want to know about the superstar rapper with the quicksilver tongue.
AP: What's up Luda. Sunny, a radio DJ on Hot 97 in New York City, had the following question: We've seen various artists begin as rappers, then later in their career switch to singing, like Andre 3000 and Queen Latifah. Are you next?
Ludacris: I like to call it 'ghetto harmonizing.' On the new album, there's a song called, "Blue Berry Yum Yum." But it's nothing in the realm of any of those people just named that are singing on their albums. It's almost like I'm rapping and singing at the same time. I don't even know how to explain it. It's weird.
AP: There was a time in hip-hop when singing was considered wack. When did it become OK for MCs to sing?
Ludacris: When they've already proven they can rap ... like an Andre 3000. He's the perfect example. He rapped for five or six straight albums. So when you try to reinvent yourself and be creative and go to that next album, you can't blame him for (singing) because what more can you rap about. So taking it a step further, trying to harmonize or even sing, and people like it? He's captured a whole new audience. So I think it's cool. As long as you stay true to yourself.
AP: Have you ever serenaded a girl with a song?
Ludacris: I really can't say that I have. But maybe soon to come, who knows. Instead of serenading with singing, I'd probably rap to a girl. My first song was, 'I'm cool I'm bad I might be ten / But I can't survive without my girlfriend.' I've done some romantic things in my time. I hired somebody to put rose petals at (a girl's) feet for a day on her birthday.
AP: Wow! That's nice. Well, since we're talking about women, 29-year-old Courtney Patterson from Baltimore wants to know if you'd date a girl who had pimples and other physical imperfections, but a really big butt.
Ludacris: I have. I try not to judge. I let God judge. But I definitely love girls with beautiful feet. I have a foot fetish. Messed up feet man, sometimes she can trick me and just wear boots and not even show her feet. But when I see the feet, it's a wrap. And I don't like girls with hairy legs. I kind of like it to be nice and smooth. A little hair never hurt anybody. But when it gets a little too much, that's when it's not good anymore.
AP: I know the ladies love Ludacris. Even girls like 29-year-old Evelyn Leduc from New York, who wants to know the chances of a skinny white girl like her with small breasts and no butt getting into one of your videos?
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