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Ludacris and Teibs

Posted by admin On November - 6 - 2008

luda~Z.T.~ How do you answer the phone when Ludacris calls? Do you call him Luda? Cris? Since his real name is Christopher Bridges, I figure Cris is appropriate. I decide to just answer, “Hi, this is Zack.” as if I don’t know the best rapper alive is calling me from that 972 area code.

“Hey man, it’s ‘Cris” comes that deep southern voice I know so well (and attempt to mimic so horribly) when I rap along to his records.

MVP of Rap:

‘Cris doesn’t ooze bravado like his contemporaries. He doesn’t have that need to boast about being the best “rapper alive” like Lil’ Wayne or rant and rave about being the second coming like Kanye. He just knows he’s the best.

“I feel like I’m the MVP of this rap game,” he says.“Everyone has monikers for themselves. I’m not taking away from Lil’ Wayne, so I’m the Most Valuable player in the game.”

On the heels of three #1 albums in a row, packed with more hit singles than you can count on your fingers; he’s the #1 selling southern rapper of all-time. But whom does he consider the best?

His Mt. Rushmore of rap consists of Tupac, Biggie, Snoop and Jay-Z. Luda would replace Dre with the Jigga man, but you get the idea…

When asked to come up with the current Mt. Rushmore, he considers some current rappers, laughs and says “tell them to put me up there four times.”

There’s something in his voice that makes it sound like he knows he’s supposed to put himself on a pedestal, but he wants to spread the love around. It’s part of his nature.

”Roll out the red carpet”

Giving is better than receiving, but why not do both?

“It’s always good to receive awards, to see your work is being recognized, but you don’t do music with specific awards in mind,” ‘Cris said.

He admitted that sometimes you gotta go for the prize. “With Release Therapy I had a Grammy in mind. I’d been nominated so many times, I was like, f*** that, I’m about to win one.”

‘Cris won the Grammy and now has his sights set on Oscar. His two most recent roles in the adaptation of the video game Max Payne and the Guy Ritchie flick Rock n’ Roller probably won’t garner any best supporting actor noms, but ‘Cris says he’s still in the process, picking diverse roles, showing his versatility.

He’s making friends too. “Me and Piven are the only Americans in the movie. He’s like my homie now. I call him up all the time.”

Check out Ludacris’ new video “Undisputed”

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  1. Anonymous Said,

    I’ve read a lot of your posts and have to honestly say that this post was very disappointing. I expected a lot more, especially with the way you opened it, but just from a writing standpoint, I lost any interest after the part about Ludacris calling you. This isn’t a personal attack, it’s me pointing out that you can do better and that it kinda seems like you half-assed this and should spend some more time incorporating the quotes a little better and making it flow a little more.

    Posted on November 7th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

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