Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has discussed his motivation for collaborating with a variety of female artists on his Battle of the Sexes album.
From Luda’s perspective, hip-hop is ruled by men.
“It’s such a male-dominated industry that I feel like females need more of a voice, so we wanted to hear more of what the hell they had to say,” Luda said in an interview. “With that being said, I went out and got women from the past, the present and the future — everyone from Lil Kim, Eve, Trina, Nicki Minaj. I got records where I’m talking about women … and where women are talking back to me.” (MTV)
The project’s tracklisting was released earlier this month.
1. “Intro” 2. “How Low” 3. “My Chick Bad” feat. Nicki Minaj 4. “Everybody Drunk” feat. Lil Scrappy 5. “I Do It All Night” 6. “Sex Room” feat. Trey Songz 7. “I Know You Got a Man” feat. Flo Rida 8. “Hey Ho” feat. Lil’ Kim and Lil’ Fate 9. “Party No Mo'” feat. Gucci Mane 10. “B.O.T.S. Radio” feat. I-20 11. “Can’t Live With You” feat. Monica 12. “Feelin’ So Sexy” 13. “Tell Me a Secret” feat. Ne-Yo 14. “My Chick Bad (Remix)” feat. Diamond, Trina, and Eve (Rap-Up)
He recently explained why the album was pushed up a week ahead of schedule.
“The release date on the new album is officially March 9th, it was March 16th, it’s been pushed up a week due to the anticipation, feeling good, Battle of the Sexes, just got picked up on the Black Eyed Peas tour, so we’ll be promoting that starting Thursday all the way until the end of April,” Luda said in an interview. “So look for Battle of the Sexes on March 9th.” (Meet Tha Dealer TV)
A partial tracklisting for the album was initially revealed during a listening session.
Noting that the tracklisting was subject to change before its tentative March 16 release date, Bridges thanked the crowd for supporting him over the last decade and offered his latest battle footage. 1. “Hey Ho” featuring Lil Kim 2. “Tell Me a Secret” featuring Ne-Yo 3. “My Chick Bad” featuring Nicki Minaj 4. “Got a Man” featuring Flo Rida 5. “Can’t Live With You, Can’t Live Without You” featuring Monica 6. “How Low” (Remix) featuring Ciara, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Twista 7. “Sex Room” featuring Trey Songz (Los Angeles Times)
Battle of the Sexes is scheduled to drop Tuesday, March 9th.
Check out Ludacris speaking on the album down below: