Label: Def Jam Recordings
Ludacris resumes his rap life after a five-year hiatus, and he has scores to settle. "When you see me n*gga, say it like you said it in the booth," he threatens on "Call Ya Bluff," one of several cuts that address his critics. ("Charge It to the Rap Game" will raise the most eyebrows.) Harking back to 2006's Release Therapy, he reflects on his hit-making career with some insight and plenty of drama, whether it's remembering his deceased alcoholic father ("Ocean Skies") or recalling his days as a struggling rapper on "Not Long." He may be from the ATL, but he's Hollywood through-and-through.