Ludacris Reveals Cover Art For "1.21 Gigawatts" Mixtape, Due November 15th

UPDATE #3: Luda reveals the cover for his upcoming mixtape, which features appearances from Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and more.

Before dropping his new album Ludaversal , Ludacris plans to release a mixtape as a gift to fans. Speaking with Shade 45’s Sway Calloway, the rapper-turned-actor revealed the tape’s title as 1.21 Gigawatts and explained how the release will blow listeners away.

“We’ll put a mixtape out before we get it all the way right. I’m actually doing a mixtape and it’s called 1.21 Gigawatts on y’all asses, get ready for it," he said of the title, a reference to Back to the Future. "Gigawatts, that equals to a billion watts and so we basically taking it out of control. This whole thing is something you’re going to pump louder than anything you’ve ever heard in your life, basically. It’s definitely for the streets."

Luda, who hasn’t dropped a mixtape of original material in a few years, said that the street release is something he feels he owes fans after years of shying away from the mixtape grind.

“It’s been a decade. We celebrating a lot of platinum hits and it’s just something I feel like I want to do for my fans, man. Just give it back. Appreciation,” he continued.

[July 29]

UPDATE: Ludacris has announced the release date of his upcoming mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts, set to drop on October 12th (KYITL via HHNM).

RT 1.21 GIGAWATTS ALBUM/MIXTAPE DROPPING OCT 12 ALL NEW MUSIC FOR THE STREETS!!
Sep 22 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

[September 22]

UPDATE #2: Ludacris has delayed his upcoming mixtape to November 15th, and has revealed that Rick Ross and Meek Mill will appear on the project.

Putting 3 more songs on 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape & getting Ross & Meek Mill on it.New official date is Nov 15!It will be worth the wait.TRUST.
Oct 06 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

[October 7]

UPDATE #3: Ludacris has revealed the cover art for his upcoming mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts, premiering on DatPiff.com on November 15th (via HHNM). Guests for the project include Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz and more. Production comes courtesy of FKI, Big K.R.I.T., Juicy J and more.

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73 Comments

  • Anonymous

    luda ill a.f quit hating if he aint sick who better???????nobody nd my eyes jayz kew wayne ok overrated eminem ok even mo overted so stfu nd listen to his music or dont dammmmm quit hating dtp fa life lmfao

  • REAL TALK

    YOU L.A.M.E AS FUCK! THIS THE SHIT THAT PUT HIM ON TOP. IF THEY WERE WACK HE WOULDNT BE IN THE POSITION HES IN NOW DuHHHHHHHHH!!!!! LOSER. LIKE FATHER LIKE SON ALBUM WAS A FUCKIN BANGER FROM BEGINING TO END. ONE OF CASH MONEY RECORDS BEST ALBUMS EVER! YOU SICK.

  • Anonymous

    Ayo you kidding me? Wayne has no classics? Dedication Dedication 2 Carter 2 Da Drought 3 The drought is over 2 Carter 3 No Ceilings ALL CLASSICS.

  • Anonymous

    i wish luda would be more animated like he used to be..now hes on his grown ish..

  • Lilmarcci JonesCd

    give it up luda. you fell off when you cut your hair and thought you was all that " a new man" yada yada, you cant be the smart business guy/movie then wanna come back to hiphop act like the biggest thing. NIGRRRRROOOOOO plz. *slap.. Then you be doing all these luby duby songs so that's extra wack. You last resort would be get back on them hoes dog em out. Remember dat Mr Luda? thank you.

    • Anonymous

      dat chick is a man lmao ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    • Anonymous

      lmao luda ill nd u look like aan shawty ugh

    • John-Boy

      Sorry but dude is 100 percent correct. The Luda I listened to in high school is waaaaaay different than this new Luda. You younger cats only know the sing songy slow jam Luda. I remember the twin glock 40's Luda and he made better music than the Luda you children listen too.

    • Anonymous

      People(especially trannies) are nuts. Ludas top 10 ever and from the south shit dudes top 3...red light district is my fav cd of all time.

    • Seffus1

      Funny hting is a lot of folks in the hood agree with Shemale^ up there. Its one of the reasons that even though ludda was one of the original lyricist that held atl down..way before Jeezy, T.I., Wacka , Gucci, Two Chainz etc...he still gets way less juice than any of those I just mentioned. Lyrically though, none of tehm can even hold a candle to that mans resume. Motherfuckas just jealous he expanded and grew..dumb fuckas like Shemale up top stuck on dumb shit..and Ludda still spits that freaky shit for the bitches..so why is this hoe complainin? (Sorry to all my black sistas..but I had to go there on here..uncle tom as chic)

    • For real?

      Bitch your dumbass needs to be slapped. Luda is top 3 over the last decade easily. Theater of the Mind was dope as fuck, and Battle of the sexes was extremely average, and corny, but did you forget it was supposed to be a collaboration album with Shawna? Who couldn't do it because of other label obligations. And he ahd to do the album concept solo with features. This mixtape, and album will rattle your fat ass pussy lips, and check your flabby ass cheeks back to reality where Luda can jokingly, and seriously destroy a lot of rappers. STAND UP!

  • Anonymous

    Luda can and always be able to spit, he just needs some sick ass beats!!!! CMONNNNN!!!!!!!! when I listen to luda, I need them club bangas!

    • Anonymous

      John-Boy, The reason why Luda you listened to in highschool is different from the Luda of today is because he's not the same person! Why do people always bitch and complain when a rapper's content and persona change over time? How is a person supposed to write about the same things and experiences if he's no longer the same person? Luda of 21 is not the same Luda at 30 something. Think about it

  • Anonymous

    I hope the mixtapge itself is better then that cover. Looks like something off of datpiff that someone made in their basement. Luda doesn't usually disappoint though.

  • Shamba

    I knew this dude was gone blow after Whats your fantasy..Dude has come a long way. Ill be on the look I need some shit to pump.

  • rise and shine

    hope he still has that sick and fast flow on this mixtape. fuck rick ross, soo average.

  • LOL

    Lol what a wack fucking cover. Looks like someone did it in photoshop in 10 minutes. And why is the reflection on the car showing a blue sky?? So much flaws on that cover it's unbelievable.

  • Frank

    HUGE luda fan so im excited!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    We want music now!!!!LOL After Luda Kill the Mixtape Game, everybody is going to hop on the bandwagon and instead of comparin Wayne to your favorite artist you going to compare Luda to your favorite artist!!! He bout to Disturb Tha Peace!!!!!

  • OH MY GOD! IM ABOUT TO CUM!

    Keep do ya thangy thang Luda. We goin to be patiently waiting like my boy 50 said

  • ssgh

    I DONT LIKE OFFICER RICKY

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  • Anonymous

    this is the new album go luda

  • Sean

    top 5 lyricist no matter what (in no specific order) ludacris weezy eminem busta cassidy

    • Anonymous

      LUDA IS TOIP 5 LMAO YALL PEPOPLE SICK IF U SAY HE AINT

    • miles brown

      @2nd anonymous wat the hell u mean where's em's classics? his first three albums are widely regarded as some of the best albums ever made!! he sold the most outta any rapper this past decade! fuck top 5 lyricists, em is top 5 all time!!

    • Um..

      @ 2nd Anonymous You dont need a classic, be be a good lyricist, R.a the Rugged man is one of the best lyricists along with Canibus, and shit load of others but non of them have classic albums.javascript:void(null) And Big Bang was good but Bustas best were the The Coming and When Disaster Strikes

    • Anonymous

      damn your top 5 is shit. eminem and luda are good rappers, but where are their classics? they dont have any. busta is eh, he's not as good as he used to be. check out the big bang that's some hot shit but still doesnt make him top 5. cassidy cant make a good album to save his life. just a spitter. lil wayne doesn't have any classics. he's not even the best rapper on HIS label. fuck a million sold, that doesn't mean shit. he's not even the best in New Orleans! Jay Elec, BG, Juvenile, Currensy >>>>>>> Wayne

    • Anonymous

      where's method man?,royce?,nas.jay z, biggie,big l,2 pac,andre 3000,jadakiss,banks,rakim,krs one....??....this kid is definately in middle school still riding waynes dick, he probably heard 2 songs by cassidy and 1 song by busta, no way are busta,wayne,luda,or cassidy in top 5 lyricist..once you hit puberty youll respect lyrics

    • Joe

      You are wrong for including Lil Wayne. He lacks talent. How old are you, 15?

  • INCREDABUCKS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZvGWE7QocM LUDACRIS ALWAYS BEING A BEAST..I KNOW THIS MIXTAPE AND ALBUM WILL BE ANOTHER CLASSIC.

  • Anonymous

    Nas feat Luda 2003 Justin Bieber feat Luda 2010 HIP HOP IS DEAD

  • JG

    lol, luda, fat joe, petey pablo...all these older rappers are now learning that mixtapes are the new musci videos and they gotta release free music to get a following for the album. the new school!

  • Anonymous

    nobody's checking for luda anymore...battle of the sexes was the sorriest piece of hot garbage that was soo black pop oriented. And he needs to switch his style up. Him and Nelly are in the same catergory of annoying flows and embellished voices. LIL WAYNE KING OF THE SOUTH HOMIES! Everybody else, it's a wrap!

  • Hatershater

    I've been waiting on him to drop somthing for a minute now I bet its gonna b fire

  • KING

    LUDA>>WAYNE YOU FAGS SAY RECORDS DON'T SELL LIKE THE 90S LUDA NEVER HAS THAT PROBLEM

  • Jerz Inevitable Success Davis

    UH O Luda been gone way to long time for the real King Of The A to come back to his throne. DTP Motha Fuckas CHECK OUT THE MUSIC http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

  • 1.21 gigawatts?

    1.21 gigawatts?

  • Nigger with self destructive behaviour (2pac)

    I hope it doesnt suck

  • google

    Luda dont do it!!! I hate mixtapes I hate quanity I never listen to mixtapes and never will!!! just release the album already!! ur an established artist

    • HipHopFan

      You are one stupid mofo. All artists release mixtapes. Actually some artists include songs that didn't make the album on mixtapes and most times those songs are better than the album cuts. They do that because of samples clearances and label issues. So when you say you don't listen to mixtapes you are not only stupid but missing some ill songs as well. LOL

    • ReaL isH

      wtf you dont listen to mixtapes? iv never heard some shit like that in my fucking life. get the fuck outta here you herb.

    • Carlos Saenz

      mixtapes arent about quantity. oftentimes rappers are limited by what they can include in their albums due to label approval, so they put out a mixtape so that they can expose their fans to some of the material that was on the cutting board or that they felt needed to be seen. Ludas obviously proud of the mixtape so be happy that hes sharing it with us.

    • Anonymous

      your an idiot

  • HHDXcheckurfacts

    "Luda, who hasn’t dropped a mixtape in nearly a decade" Except for "Conjure a Hustlers Spirit" that he released last year, "The Preview" that he released 3 years ago and "Pre-Release Therapy" that he released 5 years ago... Who writes these articles -_-

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