News: Ludacris Ready To Be October's Very Own, Gives "Gigawatts" Update
Friday, Sep 23, 2011 8:42AM
Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has finally unveiled the release date for his forthcoming 1.21 Gigawatts underground project, saying fans can expect it within the next few weeks.
Hopping on Twitter, Luda revealed the project's scheduled October release.
"RT 1.21 GIGAWATTS ALBUM/MIXTAPE DROPPING OCT 12 ALL NEW MUSIC FOR THE STREETS!! [sic]," he tweeted September 22nd. (Ludacris' Twitter)
In July, the Atlanta rapper-turned-actor explained his project's title.
"We'll put a mixtape out before we get it all the way right. I'm actually doing a mixtape and it's called 1.21 Gigawatts on y'all a**es, get ready for it," Luda said in an interview. "Gigawatts, that equals to a billion watts and so we basically taking it out of control. This whole thing is something you're going to pump louder than anything you've ever heard in your life, basically. It's definitely for the streets." (Shade 45)
A few weeks prior, Luda dished out plans to put out a mixtape before a retail solo album.
"I'm working on a new album called Ludaversal, but, I'm also working on a mixtape man, so we're gonna flood the streets with a bunch of music for all the fans that appreciate stuff," Ludacris revealed in an interview. "This is like my first time doing, like, I've done mixtapes before but this is my first time in terms of, it's going to be new music. We're gonna put it out there and it's been ten years. It's a decade long. It's time. It's rejuvenation. We gotta make sure we give everybody what they need right now." (Kube 93)
Earlier this year, he detailed plans to let loose a new LP in 2011.
Ludacris is prepping his eighth studio album, 'Ludaversal,' for a late 2011 release. During a visit to 102.7 KIIS FM's Ryan Seacrest morning show on Tuesday (March 29), the Atlanta rapper confirmed that fans could expect a follow up to 2010's 'Battle of the Sexes' later this year. "I'm just getting started on it, so hopefully by the end of this year," Luda explained. The anticipated album will include production from the Neptunes. Besides the beatmaking duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, the 'My Chick Bad' performer declined to reveal more details. (The Boom Box)
Ludacris' 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape is slated to drop Wednesday, October 12th.
Check out a recent Ludacris interview down below: