Luda is far from done with rap
If Ludacris retired from music, it’s not like he would be too bad off. They will continue to make Fast & Furious movies until the Earth is swallowed by the sun. I, personally, will be there at every opening night with $10 in hand. But Luda is still firmly denouncing the idea that his music career is dead, or even on the back burner.
“Definitely not dead,” he said, when asked bluntly about the idea by The Shade Room at the VMAs. “I’m taking my time putting out more music.”
“When you get to the ninth album stage and you’ve sold over 20 million records, sometime it’s a process and you just gotta take your time with the process,” he added. “It’s expected. Any artist that takes a lot of time in-between albums, you always gon’ have people that say that. But music is number one. If it wasn’t for music, I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now.”
A Brilliant Career
Even if Ludacris did decide to stop right now, he’s got nothing left to prove. While he still gets left off of lists of great rappers on the regular — in spite of his remarkable consistency, his joke-y demeanor and goofy videos harm his standing — there’s no doubt that Luda has had a hell of a career to this point. That 20 million number isn’t fluff. He’s one of the most reliable hitmakers in rap history, and he did it while staying remarkably clever and never betraying his Southern roots for more profitable sounds.
Ludacris has only released two albums since 2010. His last album Ludaversal was over two years ago, but he recenly released a collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign called “Vitamin D” that stirred up fans and haters alike.
Now would be the perfect time for a Luda comeback. After all, even his long-time detractors have come around on the Atlanta rapper.
Ludacris and Drake’s long-standing beef never really boiled over the way that his back-and-forth with Meek Mill did, but the Canadian pop star gave Luda the all clear earlier this year in the middle of an acceptance speech.
“Ludacris, we haven’t always seen eye to eye, but I’ve always been a big fan of yours and I got a lot of love for you. I want to let you know that face to face while I’m still here,” Drizzy said during a speech at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Watch the Clip
Watch the clip up top. What do you think? Is Ludacris bluffing or delusional? Is he right that he’s still capable of creating great work? Would you be excited about a new Luda album? How well do you think Luda would fit in among the New Atlanta types? Will Luda continue to drop heat until they stop making Fast movies (i.e. forever)? Does it matter if Luda keeps making great albums or has he done enough? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.