It's been a while since Ludacris has released a solo studio album. 2010's Battle of the Sexes was the last time fans got to experience a cohesive project by the Atlanta native but that might change this year.
Recently speaking with Billboard, Ludacris talked about his upcoming ninth solo album and says Ludaversal will be defining in regards to who he is as a person.
"I can definitely tell you in a nutshell there are a bunch of songs that define moments and are very emotional just for the simple fact this will be my most personal album to date in terms of talking about a lot of things that have gone on in my life and just really diving into who Chris Bridges is as a person," Luda said when asked about the album. "So that's what Ludaversal is all about, it's, 'Welcome to my world, this is where I live, this is what I go through on a day-to-day basis.'"
He also named a few of the tracks on the album and described the meaning behind each.
"There's a song called 'Money' on the album that's just really talking about all of the ups and downs with money, but in my personal life," he said when asked about specific songs. "There's also 'Burning Bridges,' where you talk about friends that have crossed you and you think everything is gonna be cool. But you realize being in the industry and having fame and fortune, it's inevitable you're going to have to sacrifice certain relationships just because when you get all this success, people think you're the one changing, but they're the ones that changed based on your success."
Finally, Ludacris said he expects to release the album in the fall, naming November as the currently slated release month.
"We're thinking around November," Luda said. "We're putting a single out this month and we're hoping for November. We're getting all our ducks in a row... 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."
(August 24, 2014)
UPDATE: Ludacris has announced that his Ludaversal album is set to be released March 31, 2014.
An EP is set to be released in December.
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) October 9, 2014