Ludacris has confirmed that his eight album Ludaversal is slated for release in May.

Speaking with’s The Juice, Luda said that he’s already collaborated with Usher for the project, but that he’s hoping to surprise listeners with a handful of guests.

“Usher is one person that I’ve already worked with,” he says, “and in terms of other artists, you can say that there’s going to be a lot of surprises on here.”

Ludacris, who recently released his 1.21 Gigawatts: Back for the First Time  mixtape, previously collaborated with Ursh on “Yeah!” and Lil Jon’s “Lovers and Friends.” He further says that the album is “about 40 percent done” and that The Neptunes have produced for the project.

“I’ve pretty much collected about 80 percent of the beats that I need and I’ve started writing ideas on them. First I have to love the beat, absolutely love it,” he said, noting that the first single will drop in March. “It’s been a minute since I’ve been away from music, and there is just so much to talk about… So [the album] is mostly about my personal life, my travels, my experiences, rumors, gossip — you know, everything coming together in one.”

[January 10]

UPDATE: According to HHNM, Ludacris’ Ludaversal is slated for release on September 11, 2012. The first single, produced by Da Internz, will arrive in the forthcoming weeks.

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