Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris recently discussed the delay behind his upcoming Ludaversal album and when diehard fans may hopefully get their hands on the solo effort.
According to Luda, scheduling and his involvement in the popular Fast & Furious series kept the LP shelved.
“We’re thinking around November. We’re putting a single out this month and we’re hoping for November. We’re getting all our ducks in a row. Again, it’s right now as I do another movie, the whole thing with Fast & Furious and how we had to stop production and start again. There was a whole plan to drop the album when I had time and then the whole movie got pushed back seven months. So I want to make sure there is a clear lane for me to just focus on music and go out and promote, as opposed to just dropping an album and not being able to back it up.” (Billboard)
Although he could not dish out too many details, the Disturbin’ Tha Peace leader said his LP would mesh throwback elements with his personal and global experiences last year.
“Fast & Furious 6 [movie] is coming out this year and we’re completely concentrating on the music right now, so, you know, it’s all about Ludaversal album,” Luda said in an interview. “Ludaversal, the whole premise is welcome to my world. This is album number eight, so you know, it’s about progression, it’s about growth and you’re just gonna get some real personal records on here. We’re taking it back to the pure elements of what I do. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all over the world over the past two years so it’s that but it’s also taking it back to the roots” (FUSE)
Luda previously hinted at plans to deliver Ludaversal in 2012.
Ludacris debuted his sexy collaboration with Kelly Rowland “Representin” on Monday, but you’ll have to wait until next year to get your hands on his album Ludaversal. The Atlanta rapper plans to release more cuts from his eighth LP before it arrives in early 2013. “You gon’ hear a lot more records from the Ludaversal album, coming first quarter next year,” he told Hot 107.9 Atlanta. Earlier this year, he dropped the strip club anthem “Jingalin'” produced by Da Internz, and has been in the studio with Pharrell, Miguel, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, and others. (Rap-Up)
A few years ago, Luda revealed his aim to focus the LP on his personal life.
“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)