In anticipation of his upcoming album Ludaversal, Ludacris plans on dropping his first mixtape of entirely original content. Speaking with Kube 93 FM’s Supa Sam (via RR), the rapper explained that the street release comes in honor of the 10-year anniversary of 2000’s major label debut, Back for the First Time.

“I’m working on a new album called Ludaversal, but I’m also working on a mixtape,” he said. “We gon’ flood the streets with a bunch of music for all the fans that appreciate that.

“It’s like my first album actually doing that,” he continued. “I’ve done mixtapes before, but in terms of it’s going to be new music. We’re going to put it out there and it’s been 10 years, like I said. It’s been a decade long, so I feel like it’s that time. It’s just rejuvenation. We gotta make sure we give everybody what they need right now.”

Luda most recently released Battle of the Sexes last year, with plans to put out Ludaversal early next year.

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