As Ludacris turns 43 years old today, we want to dedicate our playlist with some of the best tracks on his birthday. Check out our Destination Jam featuring the five best songs by the legendary rapper.
With its music currently at nearly 70 million views on YouTube, this hot Ludacris track has remained a notable fan-favorite. After his debut into the commercial musical arena in 1999, Ludacris has frequently been praised for his hard-hitting hip-hop tunes and the chart-impacting 2005 single ‘Get Back’ is a perfect example of that. Its official music video features Dolla Boy from DTP’s Playaz Circle, who appears briefly in the song where he and Ludacris both say, “I came I saw I hit ’em right dead in the jaw.”
‘Act A Fool’
This Grammy-nominated track featured on the soundtrack for the 2003 film ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and the UK version of Ludacris’ fourth album ‘Chicken-n-Beer’. Over an eery bell providing the instrumental melody and a gangsta rap beat, Ludacris spits lyrics like “Talkin’ about gats, traps, cops and robbers. It’s 911, please call the doctor. Evacuate the building and trick the pigs. Since everybody want a piece, we gon’ split ya wigs. See some fools slipped up and over-stepped they boundaries. You ’bout to catch a cold, stay the f**k from ’round me.”
‘One More Drink’ featuring T-Pain
Many will know the feeling of craving just that one extra drink when partying and clubbing. A lot of artistes try and capture the feeling of enjoyment that comes from the perks of nightlife in their songs and Ludacris’ ode to adult beverages is undeniably catchy. ‘One More Drink’ is a collaborative effort with rapper T-Pain and its music video features a star-studded list of guests such as comedian Katt Williams and Big Boi of Outkast, Playaz Circle, D. Woods formerly of Danity Kane, Vanessa Simmons, and Shareefa and Shawty. ‘One More Drink’ peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Ludacris’s fourteenth top-thirty hit on the chart. Additionally, it has peaked at No. 4 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
‘Rest Of My Life’ ft. Usher, David Guetta
It is rare to find a good mix of rap and EDM and the Ludacris banger ‘Rest Of My Life’ featuring renowned DJ David Guetta and contemporary R&B heavyweight Usher is a perfect blend of the two genres. Over the swell of distorted guitar and synth, Ludacris raps “I’m on a journey yeah I’m on a roll. Sometimes I gotta close my eyes just to open my soul. And tonight is the night I gotta feeling I’m about to act a fool. So if you go fix some drinks me and Usher ’bout to break some rules,” before Usher belts out the vocal melody.
‘Rollout (My Business)’
‘Rollout’ combines dirty rap and comedy rap styles and is produced by Timbaland. In this track, Ludacris mixes up the rhythm and pace of his rapping to sound both dangerous and funny. The song also consists of Ludacris complaining about other people asking him about every detail of his lifestyle. ‘Rollout (My Business)’ sees Ludacris bringing up some of the most random, yet intriguing subjects up in the song. One of its most unusual lines is “Now who’s that bucked naked cook fixin’ three course meals? Gettin’ goosebumps when the body taps them six inch heels,” and you end up being fixated on the lyrics alone.
Destination Jam is a daily list of songs that will keep you entertained and grooving up top in lieu of feeling drained and losing the plot. Look out for a fresh selection of great tunes from MEAWW to refresh your mood every day!