Ludacris' style is ready for both the street and the bedroom, mixing nimble rhyming skills with the crowd-rousing ability. Ludacris dropped his major label debut, Back for the First Time, in 2000. After the hit "Southern Hospitality," Luda was a full-fledged superstar. Since his debut, he has unleashed a long line of irresistible club smashes, such as "Area Codes," "Move B*tch" and "Splash Waterfalls," propelling subsequent albums to multi-platinum status. For Chicken & Beer (2003) and The Red Light District (2004), Ludacris stuck with his winning formula: witty, sexually charged rhymes delivered with a dexterity few could match. While both were hugely successful albums, the ATL emcee yearned to be taken seriously. When he reemerged in 2006, he trimmed his treasured rows and released an album, Release Therapy, that contained some of his most introspective material to date. He followed it up in 2008 with Theater of the Mind, which continued to explore the many facets of Luda. Two years later, he returned to his popular club formula with the platinum Battle of the Sexes, yielding hits like "Sex Room," "How Low," and "My Chick Bad."
Ludacris Concert Films
Live at Tabernacle 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minLudacris performs live at The Tabernacle in 2008. The show, in support of his sixth studio album, Release Therapy, which won Best Rap Album for the 2007 Grammy Awards, features performances of “Money Maker,” “What's Your Fantasy” and “Runaway Love”.
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The American Dream
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe American Dream is the feature-length film that is based on the inspirational real life rise of Mike Jones from the streets to the beginnings of stardom thanks to music. Co-written and executive produced by Jones--and shot in his hometown of Houston--The American Dream stars the rapper along with Clifton Powell, Hassan Johnson and Tamala Jones.
Live at the Blender Theater 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minAside from his solo career, Young Jeezy is well known for helping pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane. This live concert performance captures his unique style and lyrics mastery.
Up in Smoke
Runtime: 27 minMaking an appearance at the sixth annual Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California, was multi-platinum rap artist DMX. The only rap artist to have five consecutive platinum and number one albums simultaneously, DMX performs some of his most popular jams in this final performance before his decision to concentrate on his acting career. See the King of Rap perform his most powerful thug-life anthems, "Who We Be" and "Ya'll Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind," plus two of his biggest hits, "X Gonna Give It To Ya" and "Kaido." In this show, DMX ignites the live crowd like no other rapper can, and demonstrates how he became one of the prime forces behind mainstream Hip Hop's return to street realism during the late '90s.