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DTP/Def Jam

Growing Pains: Can Ludacris’ Music Still Matter?

I find him in my brother’s CD case, wedged between Kanye’s Late Registration and Game’s Documentary. He has a serious mug; mouth holds a tooth pick, hand grips a Franklin, the expression of a pimp. He... Read More
Posted about 8 months ago

Ludacris Made Less Money Than a Subway Driver Last Year

Has it really been so long since the last "Your Favorite Rapper is Poor"? Is has? Sweet baby jesus, my apologies. But all the work I've done over the years to close the gap between rap fantasy and rap financial reality... Read More
Posted one year ago

Ludacris Discusses the State of the Game [Debut Video]

This month, online music video network Music Choice on Demand will present "We Love Hip Hop," a celebration of urban music in which they will offer rap heavyweights' videos, as well as original material exploring hip-hop... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Stars Align for Heineken Red Star Soul Event in NYC [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, N.Y. -- Last Friday marked the fourth annual Heineken Red Star Soul Music Showcase in New York City, featuring performances by Wale, Estelle and Ludacris, as well as an unforeseen appearance by the legendary Nas.... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Live Breakdown of VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors Show (Video)

Although ten years ago VH1's programming was so white it made Dick Cheney look like Malcom X, the channel has someone reinvented itself as a hip-hop mecca with its VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show. This year they're running a salute... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

DTP’s B.X.C Go “From My Block To Your’s” on New Mixtape [Download]

Chicago, IL -- Lyriq and Commando of B.X.C. have teamed up with DJ Infamous, DJ Moondawg, and Disturbing tha Peace boss Ludacris to bring fans a brand new street album. Featuring "Right Here With Me," the T-Pain-assisted... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Heineken Red Star Soul Kicks Off in Chicago [Exclusive Coverage]

Photo Credit: Eric Weiler Chicago, IL -- Last Thursday, Heineken kicked off their 2009 Red Star Soul tour, a nine-city trek throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Dirty South that will span the next three months. Created for... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Hip-Hop 101: Ludacris and Common School L.A. With Stellar Show [Exclusive Coverage]

Los Angeles got taken to school on Saturday night when the Hip-Hop 101 Music and Arts Festival set up class in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Put on in celebration of Black History Month, the event attempted to unify... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

DJ Premiere Ranks Ludacris Amongst His Top Emcees [Video]

New York, NY -- In a brand new video, we get a glimpse of DJ Premier together in the studio with superstar emcee Ludacris, working on a track that didn't make it into Luda's highly-anticipated sixth album, Theater of the... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Play Madden NFL 09 with Ludacris

New York, NY -- In the latest installment of Xbox LIVE's Game With Fame, fans will have the chance to play Madden NFL 09 with popular emcee Ludacris on Monday, November 17th, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Xbox LIVE Gold Members who... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Ludacris “Theater of the Mind” Tentative Tracklisting Released

New York, NY -- On November 25, Def Jam/DTP will release Ludacris' brand new album, "Theater of the Mind." Below is a tentative track listing: 1. Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole) (Prod. By... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Ludacris & T-Pain Preview “One More Drink” Video

Ludacris and T-Pain are hard at work on the video for DJBooth-approved record, "One More Drink," and they've released this preview to prove it. The single, which finds the amorous artists donning their beer goggles on a... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Ludacris Privately Screens “Theater of the Mind” in New York [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY -- Music has traditionally been classified as an art form that is heard; seldom have musicians created works that can touch more then one of our senses. With his sixth studio album, however, Ludacris has created... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Ludacris Stops by Kay Slay’s Streetsweeper Radio, DJBooth Next?

New York, NY -- On the verge of releasing his new album, Theater of the Mind, Ludacris stopped by DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper radio program earlier this week. The Atlanta emcee, who is currently pushing the radio singles... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

I-20 Reveals Behind The Scenes Look at “Really Like Her” Video Shoot

New York, NY - Disturbing tha Peace emcee I-20 is getting ready to finally release his full-length debut, Blood in the Water, on October 14th. To build buzz, he has released this behind-the-scenes video, which features his... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

DUB Auto Show & Concert Rolls Through Chicago, Artists Talk Rides and Plans [Exclusive Coverage]

By Brian “Z” Zisook, Photos courtesy of Eric Weiler Chicago, IL – On Saturday, thousands were in attendance at Chicago’s McCormick Place East for the eighth stop on DUB Magazine’s 2008 Custom Auto Show and Concert... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, His Foundation to Receive 2007 ‘Spirit of Youth’ Award

Chicago, IL -- Award winning musician and actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and his charitable foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, will receive the National Runaway Switchboard's (NRS) 2007 "Spirit of Youth" award at the annual... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Ludacris to Premiere New Season of His XM Radio Show

WASHINGTON -- GRAMMY(R)-winning multi-platinum-selling artist Ludacris kicks off a new season of his original XM Radio show, "Disturbing Tha Peace Presents: Ludacris' Open Mic," on September 8, it was announced today by XM.... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Ludacris & DTP Ready To Unleash Strength In Numbers

New York, NY -- Call it the ultimate mixtape event of 2007, as STRENGTH IN NUMBERS showcases the label’s family of artists on 12 brand new previously unreleased tracks, set to arrive in stores on August 28th. In addition... Read More
Posted about 8 years ago

Ludacris and Bobby V Address Album Delay

NEW YORK, NY -- Bobby V and Ludacris speak out on Bobby's sophomore album and the misconception of the official album leaking on the Internet. Please note and post the OFFICIAL AND FINAL RELEASE DATE for "Special Occasion" IN... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Fergie, Ludacris to Headline AE Outfitters Spring Break 2007

NEW YORK, NY -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. today announced its Spring Break 2007 lineup with performances by Fergie and Grammy-winning artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, as well as Cute Is What We Aim For and The Academy... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Ludacris, His Foundation, to Be Awarded 2007 Spirit of Youth Award

CHICAGO, IL -- Grammy-Award Winning Rap Artist and Award-Winning Actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and his foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, are being honored with the 2007 National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) "Spirit of Youth"... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

The N Inks Development Deal With Ludacris

NEW YORK, NY -- The N, the nighttime network for teens, has signed a development deal with actor and platinum-selling recording artist/composer/producer Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. The network has tapped the star for his... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Ludacris Nets #1 on the Charts with Therapy

New York, NY -- Playoffs got nothin’ on this grand slam that the street is going crazy for – as Disturbing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam recording artist Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges scores this week’s #1 debut on the... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Ludacris, Dallas Austin, Sean Garrett and Block Want to Know: How Down Is Your Sound?

ATLANTA, GA -- How down is your sound? That's what celebrity judges including mega stars, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, top song writer and record producer, Sean Garrett and leading song producers, Dallas Austin and Block want to... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Rapper Ludacris sheds the long braids

NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris has lopped off the long braids that have been his trademark for nearly a decade — and not because of the heat. The rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges, says his new, short hairdo — a... Read More
Posted 8 years ago