Southern Hospitality is the second single released off Ludacris's album entitled Back for the First Time released in 2000. The song was composed by The Neptunes. The song showcases the term and dance Throw Dem Bows.
About the video for Southern Hospitality. For the beginning of the video, the camera shows "Welcome to Atlanta" in red on a doormat, which leads to some steps that Ludacris and his associates walk out from. Coming out of the house, Luda and his friends strut as the music plays. The recuuring acts of the video are the men walking down the street, women dancing in a black background close to each other, the four women who stand in front of a place called the Rib shack, child versions of Ludacris and friends, and the video has many satirical elements. A random line of local people appear to be dancing. Random actions occur from the people around. In a close up, one person is shown offering a plate of catfish show who since it is a close-up. Randomly, he and another woman (who dances fast) appear in the black background shortly. A small crowd of people near a barbershop appears having fun. The people around constantly dance unexplainably. An interesting scene sees Ludacris and some girls behind him running around a building. runs out into the streets. Instantaneously, he sees a black tour bus meet up with him with Def Jam on the bottom. The vehicle passes by. This creates an illusion of Ludacris getting hit. The video and song overall displays how the people in the south react to each other and how they look act, and dance.
More of a signal to get out the way, wild elbow swinging was a staple in the club scene for years before Ludacris' 2000 hit 'Southern Hospitality.'