Album Ranking: A

SHH... Quiet down... Dude, shut your trap, the film has started. Hey man, sit your butt down, I can't see the screen. The Preview ends and now it's time to start the show... Theater of the Mind. Dang Luda, he has done it again! He has successfully put out enough albums to fill up your CD player in your car, and to tell you the truth, each and every release from him thus far has been rather great. Theater of the Mind is nothing short of spectacular. The album features some of the greats from the music industry, and while it took him about a year to record, cut, and finish it, it was for sure worth the wait. He just killed this album, and it will go down as one of his top albums, for sure! Ludacris really went abstract with this album project, doing something that really hasn't been done before.

He has stated that the album is a more of a movie style concept. He mentioned that each track on the album would be something that you would hear in the movie theaters. It is really interesting, because his idea is really true. I could picture most of these songs ending up in movies. Another great thing is that we finally get to hear some more music from Luda. It has sure been awhile, and he definitely gave it his all on this album. It is a solid, all-around album that will for sure be up there on the charts. The album may not be as career changing or different as Kanye's 808's, but it is for sure a different style. I like what he brought to the table on this album, and he definitely set the standards high for ATL rappers, and for his future releases. This album is for sure going to be on the Top 10 of 2008.

Track Listing:
"Intro" (N/A out of N/A)
"Undisputed (Co-starring Floyd Mayweather Jr.)" (9 out of 10)
"Wish You Would (Co-starring T.I.)" (9 out of 10)
"One More Drink (Co-starring T-Pain)" (8.9 out of 10)
"Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole)" (9.4 out of 10)
"Southern Gangsters (Co-starring Ving Rhames, Rick Ross & Playaz Circle) (8.7 out of 10)
"Everybody Hates Chris (Co-starring Chris Rock)" (8.8 out of 10)
"What Them Girls Like (Co-starring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett)" (9.7 out of 10)
"Nasty Girl (Co-starring Plies)" (9.6 out of 10)
"Contagious (Co-starring Jamie Foxx)" (9.2 out of 10)
"Last of a Dying Breed (Co-starring Lil Wayne)" (9.65 out of 10)
"MVP" (9.55 out of 10)
"I Do It for Hip-Hop (Co-starring Nas & Jay-Z)" (9.73 out of 10)
"Do the Right Thing (Co-starring Common & Spike Lee)" (9 out of 10)

So I normally don't report news on a musician on their album review, but heck, I might as well just post this up right now... Ludacris has stated that he would like to release two albums in 2009, one being a Theater of the Mind 2 and the other would be a, Battle of the Sexes album that he has stated work has already started for it.  The Battle of the Sexes album would feature help from the musician Shawna, so it will for sure be interesting to see what Luda has to bring to the table in 09'.  So be sure to check back here for more Ludacris news and album information... We will make a post for you all on what to get amped for in the upcoming year!  So be sure to check back here for more information!

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