known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur.Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings.
His next record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the tone of his previous albums. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011), but is best known for playing Tej Parker in the The Fast and the Furious film series.
Ludacris was born as Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, the only child of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges.
He later moved to the Chicago area, where he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park, and Oak Park & River Forest High School for one year.
He was also known for DJ'ing during Freaknik at one point.
Ludacris collaborated with Timbaland on the track "Phat Rabbit" from his album Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment. In Ludacris' early music career he collaborated with Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri.
In 1998, Ludacris began to record his debut album "Incognegro".
This album was the defining example of Ludacris' fast, wild, and comedic flow, a unique style for southern rappers. Despite its poor sales, it was never deleted and is still sold today.
Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta, Georgia at age nine, where he began rapping.
After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album Incognegro in 1999 followed by Back for the First Time in 2000, which contained the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy".