News: Ludacris Says "Battle Of The Sexes" Is Still Underway, Recruits Pharrell For Production
Monday, Jan 18, 2010 10:30AM
Disturbin' Tha Peace leader Ludacris has promised fans that his upcoming Battle of the Sexes album is still slated to drop this year and will feature production from The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams.
In addition to posting an image of Williams working in the studio, Luda also provided fans with an estimated release date through his popular Twitter page.
"Just left Baton Rouge for a show. No work or school tmrw so come Check out Live Jazz Sundays at Straits Atl 793 Juniper St & 5th Ave! In the studio with Pharrell my good people. And my n*gga has a mustache!! Ha!," Ludacris wrote on Sunday (January 17). "Pharrell and his mustache working on Battle of the Sexes Album. Coming March 2010! http://yfrog.com/4axkunj." (Ludacris' Twitter)
Reports last month suggested Luda would no longer use rapper Shawnna for the album's female perspective.
For those of you don't recall, Shawnna chose to diss Luda and the DTP family for T-Pain's Nappy Boy imprint. While details are sketchy at the moment, not really, but I'm afraid to say too much, what is known is that instead of Luda teaming up with the Chicago-native for the co-ed inspired rap album - she's been replaced with a plethora of young and old female MC's. Tenatively, rappers like Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Eve and a few others are being tapped for the project, which is set to hit stores in early 2010. (Gyant Unplugged)
Speaking to a packed concert venue of fans last fall, Shawnna said her main focus was still on getting out her Battle of the Sexes joint album with Luda.
"I know y'all been hearing a lot of sh*t about what's been going on with me and sh*t, right, right," Shawnna told a crowd of fans. "I know y'all been hearing a lot of T-Pain rumors, 'Shawnna ain't f*cking with Luda no more' and all that sh*t. I just want y'all to know that I'm still f*cking with Luda, that's my n*gga 100 percent man. We have Battle of the Sexes coming soon and I'm signing a new deal with T-Pain right there...I'm f*cking with two real good n*ggas in the industry so I can't help but win. But I can't do sh*t without y'all support, you understand?" (Vimeo)
Early September reports suggested both T-Pain and Shawnna were working on a deal.
Auto-tune King T-Pain just leaked a track called 'Dope,' from his forthcoming album RevolveR, featuring Chicago rapper Shawnna. The long-overlooked female MC begins her verse by announcing that she is the newest signee to Pain's Nappy Boy imprint, rhyming "It ain't no secret that lyrically I'm the reason Nappy Boy had to put me on their team." (The Boom Box)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out Shawnna speaking on T-Pain & Ludacris below: