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Ludaversal (Deluxe) [Explicit]

March 31, 2015 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 31, 2015
  • Release Date: March 31, 2015
  • Label: Def Jam Recordings
  • Copyright: (C) 2015 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:08
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00UBOMGQ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 109 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,787 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges gives us another batch of wildly inventive, yet deeply introspective, tracks with "Ludaversal". After a six year hiatus since his last effort, 2009's "Battle of the Sexes" , he makes it clear he hasn't lost an ounce of the witty wordplay, infectious rhymes and fast flows (the beats throughout are mostly on par with his catchy wordplay) he is known for right off the bat on the opener "Ludaversal Intro". He follows this up with the somewhat off "Grass is Greaner", picks himself up effortlessly with the gritty, head-nodding banger "Call ya Bluff" (which packs a vicious hook and three equally terrific verses) and carries us through fifteen tracks which showcase his lyrical prowess wonderfully.

Second only to "Release Therapy", this also ranks among his deepest and most mature albums. "Ocean Skies", concerning Ludacris' deceased father and his paternal half's battles with alcoholism, is undeniably effective and one of the best tracks on the album. There are many blows thrown at the music industry throughout (perhaps the glue that holds this consistently well-produced album together and makes the songs play so beautifully from one song to the next and the solid track "Charge it to the Rap Game" is proof of this). The album ends with a fitting finale called "Burning Bridges" (featuring Jason Aldean) which marries the aggression, highly creative lyricism and depth showcased throughout onto one incredible concluding note.

"Grass is Greener" aside, the few visible flaws are that there a bit too many skits in the first half.
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This is the first Ludacris CD since Word of Mouf that I can listen to from start to finish (seriously). Ludaversal features a more mature, introspective Luda. He discusses personal issues (his father's drinking problem; his own failed relationships and lost friendships). There is a critique of the music business, and a warning to up-and-coming rappers about spending money like there is no tomorrow. The content is wise, but not preachy.

However, there are radio-friendly tracks too, which sound well produced with well chosen R&B samples. Don't worry, there are tracks with bass, bi*ches, and bravado. It has something for everyone without compromising, or feeling contrived.
Luda hasn't lost his flare for creative rhyming. I'm always amazed by the way he puts combinations of words together that I wouldn't think of. I don't think Ludacris gets the recognition he deserves for his lyrical complexity.

I believe this is the 7th CD I have of his (as well as a mix tape), and it was a very good purchase. I'd buy it again. I can't say that about all of his CDs. It probably deserves 5 stars, but I reserve that rating for the best of the best. If I could I'd give it a 4.5, or a 4.75 I would. I hope you enjoy Ludaversal from start to finish.

Thank you for your time.
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I cant believe its been 5 years since Luda put out an album. Besides doing his thing on the movie tip, he was trying to get back in the mainstream, but none of his singles were catching on with the masses. He put out two mixtapes 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time and #IDGAF. To be honest those songs weren't even good. "Jingalin" was one of the worst Luda songs I ever heard. "Representin" was OK, but it sounded like a leftover from Luda's Release Therapy album."Rest of My Life"was Luda trying to hop on the EDM bandwagon and that failed. I enjoyed "Party Girls", but when you're trying to make a comeback in the rap game, remaking "Barbie Girl" wasn't the best thing to do. I knew Luda was back once he started putting out the "Ludaverses" freestyles and "Good Lovin with Miguel. Its a female friendly record for the radio and it works. It didn't sound forced or anything like that. Miguel kills it on the hook!

"Beast Mode", which is inspired by Marshawn Lynch, is just Luda spitting bars for three minutes over a dope beat. He drops some funny lines like "I leave rappers confused like will.i.am barber... And always keep an eye half-open like Forest Whitaker. If you like when Luda is just straight rapping, then check out the "Ludaversal (Intro)" and "Lyrical Healing". Another dope track is "Call Ya Bluff". It definitely sounds like he's throwing shots a somebody, but in a recent interview he claimed he was just talking in general. I don't know if believe Luda on that because he said that about "War with God" and we all knew that was about T.I. Lol.

Elsewhere on the album, Luda gets introspective on "Ocean Skies", which is a heartfelt track dedicated to his father that passed from a addiction that he had with alcohol. Monica provides a powerful hook.
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Luda comes strong start to finish. This album is complete with witty lyrics that luda always has, content from detailing his father's alcoholism to explaining how being involved in the music industry can change people. My person favorite come and see me interlude as well as the song come and see me will be on heavy rotation this summer. Any luda fan will love this album. I wasn't big on some of his more recent albums but this is more like 1.21 gigawatt or some of his earlier 2000s albums
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