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by Ludacris

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Atlanta's Ludacris continues to rep the Dirty South with his third solo disc, Chicken & Beer, featuring the infectious single "Stand Up."


Atlanta's Ludacris continues to rep the Dirty South with his third solo disc, Chicken & Beer, featuring the infectious single "Stand Up."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Audacious on his rhymes and indulgent with his appetites, Ludacris may flaunt the cartoonish side of his personality, but he isn't just another unreconstructed Southern rapper. Chicken -N- Beer, his third album (to go along with dozens of guest spots), shows a rapper balancing the weed, women, and fried chicken with shots at those who've crossed him and a look at a few celebrity perils, delivered with his lightning-quick phrasing and cutting wit. That he's able to harness all this to his usual rollicking, all-in-good-fun persona is a testament to the best rapper in the business, one of the few who's actually celebrating something -- and having a great time doing it. The steamy sex rap "Stand Up" may be the hit single, but most of the highlights here come toward the end, where Luda invites friends and family for some uproarious tracks -- producer Erick Sermon on the surrealist dozens of "Hip Hop Quotables," Snoop Dogg on a hilarious tale of the night after the show, "Hoes in My Room" (as in "Who let these hoes in my room?"), and Disturbing tha Peace partners Chingy, I-20, and Tity Boi on the hardcore gunshot "We Got." Ludacris also has a response for the doubters, on the first full track ("Blow It Out"), proclaiming, "If you mad I'm on top, then wish me gone/If you mad I'm on the road, then wish me home/And if you mad that I'm right, punk, wish me wrong/But after your third wish, blow it out your ass." And, as expected, he gets in a few digs at Bill O'Reilly, the FOX News personality who objected to him as a "thug rapper" when hired for a Pepsi ad campaign (apparently, O'Reilly is the culprit behind "Hoes in My Room"). He may not be ready for that Pepsi spot (much less a shot at prime time), but Ludacris made the best record of his career with Chicken -N- Beer.
Entertainment Weekly - Neil Drumming
Snaps, the dozens, cracks, or whatever you want to call them -- Luda's third album has gut-busting insults and boasts for days. [B-]
Blender - Kris Ex
He has such a way with words that he can resuscitate overused samples with opposite ends of flow.

Product Details

Release Date:
Def Jam


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ludacris   Primary Artist,Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Carl Thomas   Vocals,Guest Appearance
MJG   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lil' Flip   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lenny Mollings   Keyboards
Shawnna   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tity Boi   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lil' Fate   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chingy   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eritza Laues   Vocals
Ruh Anubis "Moby Dick" Yazid   Keyboards
Sandy Coffee   Vocals
Cypress Fluellen   Vocals
Tasniima Malik   Vocals
Dolla Boy   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Geoff Allen   Engineer
Mickey Davis   Engineer
Jeff Dixon   Marketing
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson   Engineer
Bill Importico   Engineer
KLC   Engineer
Scott Kieklak   Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Michael Tyler   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Eddie Hernandez   Engineer
Jason Rome   Engineer
A. Wilson   Composer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Jason Rea   Engineer
Mark Berto   Engineer
Robert Hannon   Engineer
Tia Johnson   Art Direction
M. Davis   Composer
T.F. Cook   Composer
Ludacris   Producer,Executive Producer
Chaka Zulu   Producer,Executive Producer
Black Key   Producer
LVM   Producer
Lenny Mollings   Engineer
Roger Moody   Engineer
Phil Mucci   Collage
Ron Browz   Producer
Azuolas Sinkevicius   Engineer
Joel Mullis   Engineer
Cory Williams   Engineer
Ruh Anubis "Moby Dick" Yazid   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Zukhan Bey   Composer,Producer
Samuel Branch   Engineer
DJ Nasty   Producer
Josh Monroy   Engineer
Portia Kirkland   Marketing
Steve Fisher   Engineer
Matt Hennessey   Engineer
Christopher Bridges   Composer

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Chicken -N- Beer 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Album Is His Best Work Yet.Great Collaborations and Tight Beats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Luda...1 word...RESPECT...your lyrics are magical..and I'm not meaning that hoeee stuff..but the gangster shi*t of it...diamand in the back, that's a good example of ag gangster song...anyway..luda is great and I'm from holland..sow as we say in dutch..LUDACRIS HIJ DOET..hij is master en gansger!!!!...weet het mensen ...weet het gewoon!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is so tight. i loved 'back for the first time' but was disappointed with 'word of mouf' so i'm really excited for this cd. i just wished they would've put the remix of 'splash waterfalls' on this cd. it's one of the best remixed songs i've heard in a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Word of Mouf came out, I was amazed at all the potential hit songs I heard on the album when I popped it in to my stereo (and, I was right, you got "Rollout", "Saturday", "Move", etc). So I waited eagerly for a long time for a chance to hear his new one, Chicken N Beer. I didn't think about listening to it before buying it, I trusted Ludacris to deliver the same amount of crazy hits like he always does. Instead, I was disappointed that this album isn't as good as Word of Mouf. Maybe, if I had never listened to Word of Mouf, then I would've thought differently about this one, but it's hard to ignore the fact that Chicken N Beer can't compare to his last album. I only like two tracks on the whole thing, Stand Up, and Hip Hop Quotables. If you're thinking of buying it, please listen to it somehow beforehand and then decide whether you want to get it or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is not near as good as either Back for the First Time or Word of Mouf. Stand Up is the only song that sounds like genuine Ludacris, the rest sounds just as lame as the rest of hip hop these days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definetly his best album yet.My favorite song out of every song is STAND UP. He has definetly moved up in the rap game!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago