Ludacris is a southern rapper from Atlanta. Ludacris aka Chris Bridges musical career goes right back to his childhood. His parents were still at college when he was born, so Ludacris found himself at many house parties, soaking up the music at an age when most kids were teething. His parents used to take him to the college parties and let him dance infront of the other students to old school music like Cameo, Frankie Beverly and Maze.
His love for music continued into his pre-teen years. At 12 years old he joined a Chicago based hip-hop outfit known as the Loudmouth Hooligans. Moving to Atlanta that same year he pushed his goal with a vengeance. Throughout his time at College Park's Banneker High School, he started freestyle battling in the lunch room, often getting so involved with the verbal contents he forgot to eat. Later he started to perform showing up at talent shows and clubs.
He eventually landed a gig on Atlanta's then new hip-hop station Hot 97.5 gaining a job producing the night show. Not straying from his roots Ludacris made his mark rapping on voice over promos. He wound up being as recognizable as some of the DJ's.
Eventually he saved enough money to put out an album called Incognegro independently, on his own Disturbing The Peace Entertainment. Fueled by the single “What’s Your Fantasy,” which got as many as 500 spins a week on radio in some southern markets, the album moved 30,000 units in just over three months. That success caught the eye of many major labels including Def Jam South and president Scarface. After a long courtship by several labels, Ludacris decided to go with Def Jam South.
Know Ludacris has released his debut album on Def Jam South, entitled "Back For The First Time." Ludacris claims that his ultimate goal is to have a successful record company.