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Aug
23
Ludacris, Chris Brown Honored at 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The stars came out to salute Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. The rapper-actor-mogul was honored with the BMI President’s Award for his achievement in songwriting and his global influence on culture and the entertainment industry.

Following video tributes from Usher, Lil Jon, and Tom Cruise, Luda thanked his mother, girlfriend Eudoxie, and his team.

“Nobody could do it by themselves,” said a humbled Luda. “It’s really the people that’s behind you and the strong foundation that you have is extremely important.”

He then loosened his bow tie and hit the stage for a medley of his greatest hits including “What’s Your Fantasy,” “Yeah,” “How Low,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Move Bitch” with special guest Mystikal.

The star-studded event also celebrated the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year, with performances from TeeFlii (“24 Hours”) and Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”).

Zendaya won the BMI Social Star Award and Detail, J-Roc, and DJ Mustard were honored as Producers of the Year. The West Coast hitmaker brought out YG to perform “My Hitta” and “Who Do You Love.”

Chris Brown was also in the house and received a Special Citation of Achievement recognizing over 1 million broadcast performances of his hit “Forever.”

“I just appreciate all the singers and the songwriters who helped me get to this point making all this great music,” said Breezy. “I didn’t do it by myself. The fans really jumpstarted it.”

Future accepted multiple awards including one for his ex Ciara’s “Body Party,” which he co-wrote and produced.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned Song of the Year for “Can’t Hold Us” and Lil Wayne was crowned Songwriter of the Year.

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Jul
29
Ludacris to Receive BMI President’s Award

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Fifteen years after making his debut, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges will receive the President’s Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Jun
3
New Music: Angel Haze f/ Ludacris – ’22 Jump Street’

Angel Haze and Ludacris

Angel Haze and Ludacris join forces on the theme song to 22 Jump Street, the comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Dirty Gold rapper and Fast & Furious star tear up the spastic electro beat with their adrenaline-fueled verses.

The soundtrack arrives at digital retailers on June 10 featuring Wiz Khalifa, Tiësto, Duck Sauce, Travis Barker, Juicy J, and more.

Crank up their crazy collaboration below.

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May
14
Ludacris to Host Billboard Music Awards

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The Billboard Music Awards are about to get Ludacris. The rapper-turned-actor will preside as host of this weekend’s show.

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May
12
Ludacris Talks Paul Walker, Feeding a Tiger, & His First Car on ‘Ellen’

Ludacris and Ellen DeGeneres

Ludacris put his body of work on display during his appearance on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The Atlanta rapper, who was there to promote his new single “Party Girls,” showed the results of his time spent in the gym, flashing his six-pack abs.

He also remembered his late friend Paul Walker, who stars alongside him in Fast & Furious 7. The movie hits theaters in April 2015 and features a cameo from Walker’s brothers.

“We’re all still healing from it and there’s a void when we go to set,” said Luda, “but we understand we have to carry on his legacy and I think this movie is definitely gonna be something very special.”

He recently returned from Dubai, where he got to feed a tiger at a sheik’s zoo. But despite his lavish lifestyle, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He still owns his first car, a 1993 Acura Legend, which has over 250,000 miles on it.

“It says a lot about my personality, but I’m just a humble individual,” said Luda, who still writes a lot of his music in the car. “It’s one of those things that I will never get rid of.”

Plus, Ellen presented him with a few funny gifts for his ride.

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May
7
New Music: DJ Snake & Lil Jon f/ Pitbull & Ludacris – ‘Turn Down for What (Remix)’

Turn Down for What (Remix)

DJ Snake and Lil Jon keep the clubs on lock with a third remix to their top 5 smash “Turn Down for What.” Following the dancehall remix and official remix with Juicy J, 2 Chainz, and French Montana, Lil Jon taps his friends Pitbull and Ludacris for the Lil Jon-produced remix. Turn it all the way up.

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Apr
29
Video: Ludacris f/ Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, & Cashmere Cat – ‘Party Girls’

Ludacris and Wiz Khalifa

The ladies love Luda. The Atlanta rapper takes over a Miami mansion in the Hype Williams-directed video for “Party Girls” featuring Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, and Cashmere Cat. Scantily-clad women strut around the lavish property, while the fellas take in all the eye candy.

The Jeremih-assisted song, which samples Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl,” is set to appear on Ludacris’ upcoming album Ludaversal.

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