On his upcoming album Chicken and Beer, due in September, Ludacris finally gets to speak his mind about Bill O’Reilly. The conservative pundit’s criticism of the rapper last year cost Ludacris his endorsement deal with Pepsi, which in turn prompted a boycott of the soft drink by the hip-hop community.
“You’re gonna have to wait and see,” Ludacris teases about the lyrical barbs directed towards O’Reilly. “[But] the dude is a complete asshole.”
For his fourth CD, and the follow-up to 2001’s three-million-plus-selling Word of Mouf, Ludacris has drafted several unknown producers, including Ice Dre and DJ Nasty, to fulfill his party hip-hop vision. “If I keep getting hit songs with new guys it just shows that I’m the one who knows how to make the hit,” he says. New tracks include the pro-pot-smoking “Too Much,” and “Teamwork,” an ode to menage a trois.
In other Ludacris news, he has contributed a pair of new songs to the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, including “Act a Fool,” the soundtrack’s first single, and “Pick Up the Phone,” a collaboration with R. Kelly and Tyrese. The album is due May 27th.
Source: Rolling Stone