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Theater of the Mind [Explicit Lyrics]

LudacrisAudio CD
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listen  1. Intro (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Undisputed (co-starring Floyd "Money" Mayweather) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Floyd Mayweather] [Explicit] 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Wish You Would (co-starring T.I.) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. T.I.] [Explicit] 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. One More Drink (co-starring T-Pain) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. T-Pain] [Explicit] 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Call Up The Homies (co-starring The Game and Willy Northpole) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. The Game] [Explicit] 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Southern Gangsta (co-starring Rick Ross, Playaz Circle and Ving Rhames) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Ving Rhames] [Explicit] 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Everybody Hates Chris (co-starring Chris Rock) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Chris Rock] [Explicit] 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. What Them Girls Like (co-starring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Chris Brown] [Explicit] 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Nasty Girl (co-starring Plies) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Plies] [Explicit] 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Contagious (co-starring Jamie Foxx) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Jamie Foxx] [Explicit] 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Last Of A Dying Breed (co-starring Lil Wayne) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Lil Wayne] [Explicit] 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. MVP (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I Do It For Hip Hop (co-starring Nas and JAY-Z) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Nas] [Explicit] 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Do The Right Thang (co-starring Common and Spike Lee) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Spike Lee] [Explicit] 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Ludacris knows that rap is essentially a man’s world -- and the three-time Grammy winner is doing something about it. On his eighth album, the multi-platinum rapper wanted to level the playing field a bit, so he crafted Battle Of The Sexes, a spirited collection that gives men and women equal billing.

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  • Audio CD (November 24, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: November 24, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: DTP/ Def Jam
  • ASIN: B001EUSYE4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ludacris' 2008 album, Theater of the Mind, features hit singles such as 'What Them Girls Like' co-starring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett, 'Undisputed' features Floyd Mayweather, 'Do The Right Thing' features Common and many more. Ludacris has the ability to paint a vivid picture of his thoughts through his songs and lyrics like no other. He has set lyrical standards for his peers to uphold. He has made himself relevant in Hollywood for his role in the 2005 Oscar winning film, Crash. He was a popular on-air personality in Atlanta as DJ Chris Lova Lova at Hot 97.5 before his Rap career launched him to international superstardom.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ludacris - Theater of the Mind 7/10 November 29, 2008
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Ludacris has always been one of the most entertaining rappers to watch and listen to, more for his ridiculous lines and outrageous, sharp humor than any redeeming social qualities. Ludacris has always been the class clown of the Dirty South scene, and Theater of the Mind is nothing if not an absolute embrace of this image. Crass and vulgar, with beats that slam and bounce with no respect for dynamics or subtlety, Ludacris' latest is popcorn entertainment at its finest.

Beginning with the intro, a "please-quiet-down-the-movie-is-about-to-begin" skit that sounds like Pirates of the Caribbean mixed with Atlanta's hottest club cinema, Theater of the Mind pounds home its loose concept by calling each guest rapper a "co-star" and each song supposedly corresponding to a scene from a movie. The production is self-assured and more of what one has come to expect from a Ludacris record: thumping bass `n drums, an active horn section, and vintage R&B samples to complement the synths and occasional sound effects.

One More Drink" co-starring T-Pain (that guy must really like buying more drinks), is a fairly hilarious tale of Luda's drunken adventures with less-than-attractive women combined with Pain's lovely observation that "if I take one more drink / I'm gonna end up ******' youuuuuu," while the lyrical genius continues on "MVP," with the rapper bragging that "women say I talk more game than John Madden" and advising that "she should blow me like candles on your b-day / `cuz I signed more lines than she's passed on the freeway." Deep Ludacris is not.

The "co-stars" are what you would expect from an artist of Ludacris' caliber, ranging from T.I.'s fierce verse on "Wish You Would" to Chris Brown on the repetitive, standard club-jam "What Them Girls Like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ludacris - Theater of the Mind November 28, 2008
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This is the first classic Luda album since Word of Mouf. While Chicken N Beer was great, the rest of his releases were just decent at best. Luda always has and always will be one of the greatest pure rappers of our generation, but he is sometimes inconsistent as far as whole albums go. But this album is a true classic, and is giving Nas a run for his money for rap album of the year. While I do wish that he would have cut the features or in this albums case, "Co-Stars", down by about half. He only gives us three solo track and all three are phenominal tracks. Starting with "Undisputed" which technically features Floyd Maywhether, but hes really only in the song for a few seconds so i dont even consider that a feature, but the track is just a classic raw Luda track where he just goes into attack mode on what could almost be considered a freestyle over just a phenominal beat by Don Cannon who turns out to be a great producer on this album. And then on the again technically featured track "Everybody Hates Chris", "Co-Starring Chris Rock", but again Chris Rock only makes a very brief appearance at the intro to the song and the outro, so i dont really even consider that a feature. But Cris just kills this old school soul beat by Don Cannon with this super catchy hook. And then on one of the best Luda tracks ever, the brilliantly DJ Premier produced "MVP", Luda just smoothly glides over this beat, its an record you could tell Luda was really going all out on and really put alot of thought into. Then you get the signature club track singles from "What Them Girls Like", "One More Drink" and the sure to be follow up single "Nasty Girl" co starring Plies. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well produced, but a little too "pop variety" for me. December 10, 2008
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All of the tracks are well produced and there is not much filler (eg: tracks with just skits on them) on this album. A lot of the "skit" material is worked into themed songs which are creative and well orchestrated and mixed.

Some of this album comes off sounding too "pop variety show" for me, though, and I don't really care for Everybody Hates Chris or the slow tracks (excluding One More Drink.) This may just be a personal thing.

The tracks that really show off southern hip hop do it with great effect. Wish You Would, Call up the Homies, Last of a Dying Breed, I Do It for Hip Hop are all fantastic. The good tracks are amazing, and leave me wishing the whole album was filled up with these instead of feeling like a variety album.

Fans of just one style may feel the album is lacking. If you like a lot of the styles that are popular in hip hop nowadays, this album delivers a good mix of different flavors, but if you're hitting the skip over some tracks, you may end up enjoying half an album worth of entertainment.

The mixing and production is top-notch. Pop hip hop (hate to say it but this style of hip hop is pop nowadays) has a great new album addition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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What does it take to be considered a great rapper these days? Is it platinum plaques? Is it No. 1 singles? Is it ringtone sales? The standards vary. So how come people don't consider Ludacris a great rapper? He has platinum albums. He has chart topping singles. He is one of the smartest lyricist today. He sells just as much as T.I. but dosent receive the same praise."Theater of the Mind", is Luda's newest CD in his underrated career.

Luda`s "Theater of the Mind" flows like a movie. It has a beginning, middle and an end. It even has `special guest appearances' by Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Ving Rhames, Common and Spike Lee. The hit single "One More Drink", ft T-Pain is funny.(Plus you can't go wrong with T-Pain singing your hook these days) "Nasty Girl" ft Plies is a solid Swiss Beats track. It seems that Luda has squashed his beef with T.I. on the collabo song "Wish You Would". And he got Jay-Z and NaS together on "I Do It For Hip Hop". Somehow Luda resurrected DJ Premier on "MVP". And got 9th Wonder on the album closer "Do the Right Thing" ft Common & Spike Lee. These are two of my favorites on the album.

However, this is not a flawless album. "Everybody Hates Chris" ft Chris Rock is a corny call-and-response track. The first single "What Them Girls Like", ft Chris Brown is a club song and not much else. And "Southern Gangsta" is an attempt at recreating BET's "American Gangsta". It even features narration from Ving Rhames but the song goes nowhere.

When rappers crossover into acting they seem to struggle with the balance of acting and rapping. The better actor they become, the harder it is for them to maintain the same motivational level for the studio. Ludacris has shown that he has not lost a step. He cut off his braids to appeal more to movie audiences but has not lost the hunger to make bangers. No other rapper right now can transition like that easily.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quitely good
This is an album, I haven't really heard much about, and it's a little understated and relaxed as compared to what Luda would normally do, but it is still a good album.
Published 11 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Luda's Best Albums
When I first listened to it, I wanted to skip a few songs. I forced myself to listen to the album in its entirety a couple of times and now I love every track.
Published 11 months ago by Riray
5.0 out of 5 stars luda
thanks for this luda cd it is one of the better ones that he has made in his rap career
Published 17 months ago by Chris Meeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Gp
10 songs were good to me with last of a dying breed, and undisputed and being my favorite on the hype side, I think the energy that that song has makes them the best, has other... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Gp
2.0 out of 5 stars wasnt feeling luda on this 1
i liked 1 song and that was one more drink with tpain. every other album of ludas is really tight but for some reason i wasnt into this one. sorry
Published on September 1, 2011 by Anthony
3.0 out of 5 stars 3-1/2 stars -- Ludacris Presents Disturbing tha Peace 2
Ludacris is one of the many rap artists that releases about 1-1/2 albums per year. Thus, I wasn't really surprised that he was releasing another one, and since I already own all... Read more
Published on December 4, 2009 by Anthony Rupert
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars! Dope Dope Dope!
Luda is one of my favorite rappers to emerge in the last ten years or so - period. The dude is a kind at word play and commanding the mic - a true emcee in any form - he's got... Read more
Published on September 16, 2009 by SRP
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the ticket price!
In 2008, Ludacris returned with his sixth effort "Theater of the Mind," and it's well worth the ticket price. Read more
Published on July 22, 2009 by M. Lindberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Masterfully Done, great chemistry between TI & Luda. The album flows from one track to another, and all have given Luda's full lyrical attention.

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Published on July 7, 2009 by Charles A. Pinkney
4.0 out of 5 stars gift cd
This item, like so many others, was purchased as a gift for someone else, and I can rely only on the recipient's comments for my evaluation. Read more
Published on June 26, 2009 by John Anthony Mosby
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