News: Luda Promises To Expose Cris On 'Ludaversal' LP, "You're Going To Get To Know The Real Me"

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 10:50AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris recently discussed his forthcoming Ludaversal solo album and what fans can expect from the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Battle of the Sexes LP.

This time around, Luda said he plans on taking fans into his personal life and giving them an up-close look at who he is.

"This album Ludaversal, it's all about progression. We're taking it to heights that you never, ever seen before," the Atlanta MC told MTV News earlier this month at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. It's been two years since Luda dropped Battle of the Sexes, and the rapper/actor aims to catch his fans up on all of his goings-on. "I've had seven albums, so right now it's about trying to go places that I haven't been. I've traveled over the world for the past year and I brought a lot of experiences back with me and put 'em in the music," he said. "I've had a lot of personal experiences, so you're going to get to know the real me and things that have been going on over the past three or four years." (RapFix)

Last month, former Disturbin' Tha Peace rapper 2 Chainz revealed his involvement on the album.

"My job is to give him beats from my perspective, from where I come from," he told CBS Local. "I have a long history of club shows and rocking out and he's a more venue artist. So I'm just trying to give him some looks from my eyes and perspective." While 2 Chainz said he couldn't explain what world view Ludaversal will finally express, he explained his approach to the project. "I'm just submitting beats from my eyes, different from what Luda usually does, that's why he hired me," he said. "Me and Luda are definitely two different artists. So, it will be different. I do a lot of clubs. So I'm just submitting 2 Chainz s***. Different things I think he would need or doesn't f*** with." (CBS Local)

If all goes accordingly, the LP will hit store shelves on Luda's 35th birthday.

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 should anticipate from the record.

"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)

Check out some recent Ludacris footage below:

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