Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris is back into music-making mode after announcing plans to drop a new mixtape prior to his forthcoming Ludaversal solo album.
According to Luda, now is the best time to make an underground effort.
“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)
In April, Luda said his upcoming LP would live up to the hype.
“There’s no way I can put it into words,” Luda said referring to the new LP. “When you hear the album you’ll know. People can expect me to take it to a level they know I’m capable of. If anybody has doubts, I have no problem continuing to prove myself. And I have no problem slapping the ones who’re sleeping to make them wake up. It’s about consistency.” (All Hip Hop)
A few weeks prior, Luda revealed his intention to drop the LP 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)
Last year, Luda said the 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)
Check out Ludacris’ interview below: