What’s up citizens this ya guy Rob Markman with The Rob Report, where we break down music for the game’s hottest artists. Wale’s The Album About Nothing and this week we’re gonna holla at Ludacris and check out his latest Ludaversal.
Luda has nothing to prove in the rap game, not only has he sold millions the ATL representative is one of the dopest lyricists to ever touch the mic and on his first album in five years Cris puts his pen game on display setting off correctly on the Intro.
Yeah Lyrics have never been a problem for Luda, but musically Ludaversal is lacking. David Banner, DJ Toomp and Mike Will Made It all contribute, but there is a lack of continuity throughout. The beat for “Call Your Bluff” doesn’t really do much to stand out and “Get Lit” sounds dated by a few years.
For Luda diehards, Ludaversal will surely satisfy. On it he offers the same light-hearted and witty lyricism that made him a superstar on albums like Back for the First Time and Chicken-n-Beer, but for listeners on the fence, Cris doesn’t do much to win you over. That’s not to say there aren’t standout moments. “Grass is Always Greener” is highly relatable, while “Charge it to the rap game” gives us real insight on Cris’ ups and downs in the record biz and “Come and see me” with Big KRIT is just dope all around
Overall I’m going to give Ludaversal a 6.5 out of 10. It’s solid, but doesn’t really show much growth for Luda, especially after a five year lay off. That’s just my thoughts though, I need you to hit me on Twitter @RobMarkman and let your opinion be known. I talk back.