When he’s not spinning for Ludacris, DJ Infamous is making a name for himself beyond the turntables. The Atlanta DJ rounds up some hip-hop heavy-hitters including Ludacris, Juicy J, and Hitmaka aka Yung Berg for his “Double Cup” video, which he dedicates to the late DJ Nando.
Jeezy chills in his white fur-lined parka, Luda parties with a plane full of chicks, and Juicy J adds a shot of trippiness.
Fill your cup and watch the star-studded visuals below.
Ludacris is back with the wild soundtrack to your next celebration. The Atlanta rapper rounds up Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, and Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat for “Party Girls,” which samples Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl.”
“I need party girls in my party world / Titties plastic, ass fantastic / They just brush my hair and touch me everywhere / I don’t say shit and they be gettin’ naked,” sings Jeremih on the hook.
In between filming Fast & Furious 7, Luda has been in studio working on his eighth album Ludaversal, due later this year.
Following unofficial remixes from Rick Ross and Joell Ortiz, actor-turned-singer Mack Wilds calls on Ludacris for the official remix to “Own It,” which appears on his debut album New York: A Love Story. Luda sets off the Salaam Remi production with an energetic verse that will make you fall in love with the song all over again.
Ciara tore the roof off “106 & Park” during her return appearance on Thursday. Earlier in the week, the stylish singer debuted cuts off her new album Ciara. But on Thursday, she took it back with an electrifying 10-minute medley of her biggest hits.
“I say we take it back to where it all started,” said CiCi.
She kicked off her dance-heavy set with “Goodies” and brought out Ludacris for “Oh.” She continued with “Like a Boy” and “Promise,” and worked up a sweat through “1, 2 Step” and “Lose Control.”
Later in the evening, she appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” where she taught host Andy Cohen how to booty pop while wearing sky-high Louboutins and a short black Balmain dress.
Thirteen years after making his debut with Back for the First Time, Ludacris is regarded as a veteran in hip-hop. The hip-hop mogul, whose mixtape #IDGAF dropped last week, weighed in on his status in the game during the second part of his interview with Rap-Up TV.
“I feel good about my place in hip-hop. I feel like I’m one of the elite and I say this humbly speaking,” said Luda. “To make it to album number eight [Ludaversal], to be in the game 13 years and still be hungry, I feel like I’ve written my chapter into the hip-hop history book and I feel like everything from now is damn near extra credit.”
However, he understands why he doesn’t always get the respect he deserves. “It’s ’cause I play so fucking much. They call me Ludacris for a reason,” he said. “Sometimes people don’t know when to take me serious. And sometimes people do take me serious when I’m really just joking around.”
Over the weekend, Fast & Furious 6 starring the rapper-actor opened at No. 1 at the box office. So has he ever thought about hanging up the mic and pursuing acting full-time? “The only time I could probably do this Hollywood thing full-time is later on in life, and I mean way later on,” he said. “I’m tryna be on some Morgan Freeman-type shit, but I don’t see myself quitting music anytime soon.”
During the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, Luda’s frequent collaborator Justin Bieber got booed after receiving the Milestone Award. But Luda was quick to defend the teen idol. “As a friend and as a fan, I feel like he’s going to be around for quite some time,” he said. “People need to start giving him the props that he deserves.”
Ludacris kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the release of his movie Fast & Furious 6 and his mixtape DTP Presents: I Don’t Give a Fuck. The star-studded prelude to his eighth album Ludaversal features Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Mac Miller, Pusha T, and French Montana, plus production from Da Internz, Bangladesh, Mike WiLL Made It, and Metro Boomin.
“Basically, I put this mixtape out as an appreciation for all the fans that’s been supporting me for over a decade,” Luda told Rap-Up TV.
He addresses his haters on “Mad Fo” featuring Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz, and Pusha T, and caters to the ladies on Da Internz-produced club banger “Dancing Dirty” featuring Brown.
Stream/download the 10 tracks below and look out for Ludaversal later this year.