In the latest episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Ludacris discusses the personal story behind his musical career path.
From laying the groundwork as Atlanta radio DJ ‘Chris Lova Lova‘ to being inspired to rap by LL Cool J and eventually linking with the likes of Timbaland for his underground hit “Phat Rabbit,” watch as Luda revisits his road to the mainstream charts with “What’s Your Fantasy” and “Southern Hospitality,” from his multi-platinum major label debut Back for the First Time (2000), and beyond.
His manager Chaka Zulu, Timbaland and record execs. LA Reid, Jermaine Dupri and Kevin Liles are among several industry insiders featured in the episode with stories and reflections on his professional challenges and achievements whilst Luda, real name Christopher Bridges, also sheds some light on his personal struggles throughout; including his father’s battle with alcoholism and the impact of his eventual death from cancer in 2007.
Find out more about Ludacris’ quest for balance, his journey through nine albums, and the hustle beyond the Screen Actors Guild Award – watch the full episode of Behind The Music below.