News: Ludacris Plans Special B-Day Delivery, "Ludaversal" Release Date Revealed

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 9:16AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris will have much more than his 35th birthday to celebrate next September as new reports claim the long-awaited Ludaversal LP will arrive on his born day.

According to reports, Luda's LP will finally hit store shelves around mid-September.

Last week, we posted some exclusive pictures from Ludacris' recent studio sessions with Soul legend Anita Baker, Chris Brown, Jim Jonsin and more. Today, HHNM can exclusively reveal that his 8th studio album, Ludaversal will release on his birthday, September 11th, 2012. We are told that this album will surprise a lot of critics and please his core audience to the fullest. (Hip Hop N More)

Production duo Da Internz recently hinted at what fans can expect from the album.

"This Ludaversal album is a statement," said Tuo, while Kosine added, "This album is crazy. We're just happy to have a bunch of joints on there. We got a record that I think Chicago's gonna be real happy when they hear it 'cause it's like the Chicago sound, a little bit of that juke thang. And then of course we got some of that hood, that "A$$" bass that you love. Da Internz swag is definitely on there." (Rap-Up)

Last March, Luda said he intended the album to drop before 2012.

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)

A year prior, the rapper said his LP would hit retail stores no later than early 2011.

"It's not confirmed as of yet. I'm still waiting on a script, but I've been told that they're working on all of that," Luda said about Fast & The Furious 5. "Details are sketchy but its called Ludaversal. You'll probably have it at the end of 2010 or somewhere at the beginning of 2011." (Honey Mag)

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