Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
8/30/2006 1:42:56 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Ludacris. Hip Hop, Rap and New Releases.
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is back to take the music industry by storm with his newest solo album, "RELEASE THERAPY," slated for release on September 26, 2006. Poised to be the song of the summer, the 1st single, "Money Maker," has scored the # 1 MOST ADDED at radio with 54 adds and over 14 million in audience.
The video for "Money Maker," directed by Melina, was just shot on Monday, July 31st in Miami and will make it's debut on MTV's "Making Of," on August 17th. The clip features Pharrell, who both produced and performs on the track.
RELEASE THERAPY is Ludacris' most personal album to date. Dealing in topics ranging from politics to child abuse, the "release" portion of the disc will show another side of Ludacris to his fans. The "therapy" songs include cut loose tracks such as "Gone Wild" also produced by Pharrell.
"Music is therapeutic," commented Ludacris . "When I say Release Therapy, I just mean in what I do and speaking out. It is my release therapy, music, period. Every album I get more and more personal, start talking about issues that people would be surprised about or maybe didn't think I would say. I'm about to release."
Ludacris will soon be seen performing his newest single in support of RELEASE THERAPY, in a 30 minute special on the E! Network and on Late Night With David Letterman.
After just making dozens of appearances in Hollywood and diligently working on his new album, Ludacris still makes time for a cause close to his heart, The Ludacris Foundation. Just recently Ludacris raised over $25,000 for the foundation by Luda's participation in several high profile events including the GM Auto Fashion Show hosted by NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal, a Vanity Fair photoshoot sponsored by Moet Chandon entitled "Fun and Fabulous" Hollywood, in which a sizable donation was made to Cris' foundation for his participation and finally at Zo's summer groove in Miami a special performance raised additional money towards Luda's foundation.
Additional information regarding Ludacris Foundation efforts and their causes which include Cerebral Palsy and providing food and shelter to Hurricane Katrina victims can be found at http://www.theludacrisfoundation.org.
2006 is truly becoming the year of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. The multi-platinum musician, actor, style icon and Co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records has new endorsements, recognition for his stellar acting and is gearing up to release a new album.
In January, Ludacris received a SAG Award for "Best Ensemble," a 2006 Critics Choice Awards for "Best Ensemble" and an Outstanding Supporter Actor in A Motion Picture at this year's NAACP Image Award for his role in the critically acclaimed film, "CRASH." In addition, Ludacris launched his very own radio show on XM Radio entitled Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris' Open Mic.
Also this year, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges" scored rave reviews for his star appearance in the highest rated LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT ever.
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