News: Ludacris, Big Boi To Host Upcoming Urban Ball For Obama

Friday, Dec 5, 2008 11:20AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne



Grammy winning rappers Ludacris and Big Boi have joined forces to host the upcoming "Urban Ball" in Washington, DC next month.

Helping celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, the duo will travel to the nation's capitol to lead an evening filled with excitement as they welcome a new administration into office

"We have done our part to elect a great leader; now we are coming together to celebrate his accomplishment and to ring in the new era and share the hope he has inspired in us," Luda said in a statement. "It is a beautiful thing to be a part of a history. Look at what happens when people come together and focus on possibilities rather than our differences."

Along with the rap stars, the event will also be highlighted with performances by T-Pain, David Banner, Fantasia, Lil' Jon, Monica, Bobby Valentino and more.

With a required dress code restricting all casual attire, fans may begin purchasing their tickets today (December 5) via

"The Urban Ball" is currently scheduled to kick-off Tuesday, January 20.

In related news, Luda and Soulja Boy will team up with AT&T this weekend for a free concert following the Southeastern Conference (SEC) football championship game in Georgia.

"I'm excited to be helping AT&T recognize and celebrate the SEC Championship, which is such a time-honored tradition," Luda said in a statement.

The concert is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. at Atlanta's Tabernacle

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