Ludacris Spars with Female Rappers on ‘Battle of the Sexes’

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Ludacris is waging an all-out war with the opposite sex. The Atlanta rapper has challenged some of female rap’s biggest stars to a battle on his new album.

Lil’ Kim, Eve, Trina, and Nicki Minaj are among those getting in the ring with the Grammy winner on his seventh studio album Battles of the Sexes, due March 16. Previously planned as a joint album with femcee Shawnna, the set will also include appearances from Ne-Yo, Ciara, Flo Rida, and Plies.

“There’s never really been an album with a male rapper and a female rapper together going head-to-head on different issues, mostly relationship issues,” Ludacris told Rap-Up.com last year. Bangladesh, Swizz Beatz, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League have all contributed to the project.

“How Low,” the first single off the follow-up to 2008′s Theater of the Mind, is already No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. A video directed by Dave Myers debuted last week.



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31 Comments

  1. heartbreak

    Damn! This gone be the shit! Im jus sayin if he gettin all of them dig deeper and get the guts! Where Mia X and Gangsta Boo and Missy?????

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  2. Ty

    Ooh another Ciara and Ludacris collaboration! I love their chemistry on songs.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @Ty, True.

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  3. tdkk

    Nice! A missy Colab would have be nice to. I must say this album seems pretty interesting, and I wonder Ne-yo and Ciara are the only singers on the album, but will they actually be singing or rapping?

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  4. ...

    the eve track should be INSANE.
    can’t wait.

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  5. Carl

    Yesss get em nickster!!! Another callabo in the bag and yes cici! 2 of my fave’s. Go cici go cici go!!!!

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  6. bass_man

    game-changing

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  7. A

    He should have called Bran’Nu!!

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  8. ChanelNo.20

    YAS! First of all Luda and Ciara have crazy chemistry. They are life-time collaborators. You don’t see too many of those these days. This album sound promising. I love everything Ne-Yo touches… I wish Missy was on board though…

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  9. myke757

    Clearly the article said to name a few he aint say they were the only femcees but Amil, Remy, Foxy and Rah Digga will hopefully show up too

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  10. incognegro

    I am looking forward to this album – this just might be the jumpstart that Luda needs, because his music was starting to sound the same (which is not a completely bad thing, considering that he has rarely ever made a bad song).

    On a different note – Luda can’t seem do right by Shawnna to save his life. I was excited about this album, because it would have finally given Shawnna a chance to show her skills on a larger platform; but with the addition of a number of other female rappers, despite the fact she might have them all faded skill-wise, their stardom will definitely make it difficult for her to get her shine on!!! Either way, I am sure that this will be a fun album.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @incognegro, Actually i think she won’t be on the project at all, she had some trouble with luda or whatever.

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  11. dave

    Yay!!! Cici and luda. I can’t wait!!!

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  12. the boss

    no foxy? that sucks because she already killed and stole the shine on one of his tracks “whats your fantasy remix”

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  13. Mesouth

    great!!! but where’s my girl missy?

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  14. Kyle

    wow that’s gonna be hot. Hopefully this project will only be the beginning of the return of female rappers!! Eve and Lil Kim need to come back out ASAP!

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  15. Anthony

    DAMN THE PROJECT LOOKS CRAZY !!
    CAN’T WAIT FOR BATTLE OF THE SEXES

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  16. Toluca116

    I’m excited for him and Ciara callabo! Oh and High Price are bangin! I know the ci and Luda calabo will deliver :D

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  17. key

    KIM and EVE hv notin to prove anymore,they grow woman with 10 or 15years career and albums/big names ,lol its will be a battle for those coming lil’bitches,she started already dissing each other on interviews, good luck…………im a huge fan of female mc,miss foxy brown a lot,she is one of the best es kim and eve or missy are,they jst hv to stop being child and collabo,she will burn those lil bitches

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  18. NYC BOI

    AYYY CICI!! THIS WAT IM TAKING ABOUT!! HE’S BEEN ON TWO OF CIARA’S ALBUMS…& NOW SHE’S ON HIS!! YAYYY!! LUDA HAS A HIT ON HIS HANDS!! :D

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  19. ChRiS

    Luda’s my boy, can wait for him and CiCi!!!!!!! Cant wait!!! Her album is going to be fire too, since she going back to the real CiCi!!

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  20. Catie

    The whole concept is very cool but how come “How Low” is the first single off of the album? The song doesn’t feature any female rappers/singers and doesn’t have anything to do with the “battle of the sexes”.

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  21. harris

    Ciara + Luda : HOT HOT HOT

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  22. Harlem girl

    Luda never disappoints, hope this is fact and not rumor

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  23. ayoo

    yess LOVE lil kim she needa come back out ASAP and missy should have been on here most def !!

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  24. richie

    its ciara n luda time!!!!

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  25. 2010

    Trina gone tear it up …

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  26. femcees

    i wish foxy brown, eve & missy can also make it on here.

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  27. P!eter

    Missy, Queen Latifah, Salt’n Peppa what about these ladies?

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  28. Jamie

    He should get Kellee Maize to shut him down on his album … she’s so bad ass!

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  29. katep123

    i love luda he is so creative he is just an artist who has been tested by time and i cant wait for this album… and i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE nicki minaj shes gonna fuck him up in a battle!!!!

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