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".Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he began rapping.
He released singles "Saturday (Oooh Oooh)" with Sleepy Brown, "Move Bitch" with Mystikal and I-20, and "Area Codes" with Nate Dogg.
During the spring of 2003, Ludacris returned to the music scene after a brief hiatus with a new single, "Act a Fool", from the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack.
Throughout his career, Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards.
Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of Out Kast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s.
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.In 2000, Ludacris released his major label debut, Back for the First Time. Guest appearances included 4-Ize, I-20, Shawnna, Pastor Troy, Timbaland, Trina, Foxy Brown, UGK, and others.It was produced with the help of the underground producer Sessy Melia, whom he dated for a short while. Ludacris stated in an interview on MTV's hip hop program Direct Effect that he came up with his stage name based on his "split personality" that he considered "ridiculous" and "ludicrous".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.better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.