Ludacris emerged onto the music scene in 2000 with his hit “What’s Your Fantasy,” a discourse on sexual fantasy. That same element is exhibited in full force on his seventh solo release, Battle of the Sexes. Intent on highlighting different perspectives on the sex, Ludacris, brings together an assortment of artistry to drive the theme home.
Opening with “How Low,” Ludacris generates another stripper anthem similar to “P***y Poppin” from Chicken & Beer, while “My Chick Bad,” begins the battle with Nicki Minaj offering a scorching verse. From then on, the battle becomes one of romance and partying as evident by the ballad “Sex Room,” which borders on an afterhours groove with Trey Songz’s vocals and Ludacris’ lyricism and the club insanity of the Bangladesh produced “Party No Mo,” where Gucci Mane shows up for the fight.
The vibes are driven up on “Hey Ho,” which features Lil Kim, who is as fierce and hardcore as she was on her first album. Rapper I-20 appears on the “B.O.T.S. Radio,” where a back and forth rhyme spree ensues. Finally the album’s bonus track, “Sexting,” produced by the Neptunes, allows Ludacris to take on sex with comedy.
Ludacris started recording Battle of the Sexes in 2008 and enlisted many well-known producers such as J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Swizz Beatz to provide beats. This collection does indeed achieve its purpose making it one of Luda’s more memorable assortment of cuts to date.
Battle of the Sexes receives a PARL
Parlé Album Pick
Ludacris f/ Trey Songz – Sex Room