For nearly three years, Ludacris has left fans waiting on his Ludaversal album. Following his long-awaited Theater of the Mind album, Ludacris announced he would release a new album in 2009. The album was to be titled Ludaversal and would likely be his final album. With Ludacris ending his successful music career, he also decided to finally deliver his Battle of the Sexes album with Shawnna.
In the middle of the recording process, Shawnna left Ludacris’ DTP label for T-Pain’s Nappy Boy label, which led to Ludacris removing her from the album. Since he had gone too far to turn back on the album, Ludacris decided to release Battle of the Sexes as his own album. During the recording process for Battle of the Sexes, Ludacris fell back in love with music and decided to continue recording.
Last year, Ludacris’ primary focus was his business ventures, as he has been heavily promoting his Conjure liquor brand. However, Ludacris did take a break from the office to record his controversial mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts. The mixtape proved to be controversial, with the release of the “Bada Boom” single, which was aimed at Big Sean and Drake.
The buzz from the mixtape, and the disses, have kept Ludacris in the spotlight and Ludacris is hoping he can use this buzz for his upcoming album. Ludaversal is still in the works and is currently slated for a May 2012 release. For this album, Ludacris is going back to his humble beginnings. The album features collaborations from The Neptunes and Usher, people Ludacris collaborated with during the early stages of his career.