The Red Light District [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Ludacris' never-ending run of guest verses rolled on through 2004 for better or worse, as did the hit singles from 2003's Chicken -n- Beer. He still managed to find the time to come out with The Red Light District, an album with content that rarely reflects the illicit-sounding title. There's nothing as squalid as "Splash Waterfalls," for instance -- the low point of the MC's career, regardless of chart success -- and yet, at the same time, there's nothing as immense as "Stand Up," and there isn't anything quite as ferocious as "Southern Fried Intro/Blow It Out." Bragging, boasting, clowning around, getting high, dispersing words of wisdom -- these are the overriding ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Ludacris' never-ending run of guest verses rolled on through 2004 for better or worse, as did the hit singles from 2003's Chicken -n- Beer. He still managed to find the time to come out with The Red Light District, an album with content that rarely reflects the illicit-sounding title. There's nothing as squalid as "Splash Waterfalls," for instance -- the low point of the MC's career, regardless of chart success -- and yet, at the same time, there's nothing as immense as "Stand Up," and there isn't anything quite as ferocious as "Southern Fried Intro/Blow It Out." Bragging, boasting, clowning around, getting high, dispersing words of wisdom -- these are the overriding themes. Ludacris is more relaxed than ever, his mix of off-the-wall wisecracks and lofty proclamations established immediately after the intro. No other MC could rattle off a stream of Austin Powers riffs without sounding corny, which he duly proves over Green Lantern's apt spin-cycle treatment of Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova": "Causin' lyrical disasters, it's the master/Make music for Mini-Mes, models, and Fat Bastards/These women trying to get me out my Pelle Pelles/They strip off my clothes and tell me, 'Get in my belly!'/Stay on the track, hit the ground running like Flo Jo/Sit back in time and never lost my mojo." Luda hasn't slipped into the complacent lap of luxury as deeply as some of his fellow platinum contemporaries, but it's evident that he's not as hungry as he once was. A handful of top-level productions help make up for this, such as the Medicine Men's sufficiently rowdy work on "Get Back," Timbaland's tribal/safari-like backdrop on "The Potion" one of his most radical productions since Ms. Jade's "Big Head," with owl hoots and wild-bird caws in place of synth notes and percussion accents, and L.T. Moe's squirting/jingling loose-booty funk on "Spur of the Moment" which could be mistaken for a DJ Quik track, especially since he MCs on it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602498638019
  • Catalog Number: 000348302
  • Sales rank: 29,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (Luda LP4) (1:25)
  2. 2 Number One Spot (4:34)
  3. 3 Get Back (4:30)
  4. 4 Put Your Money (4:13)
  5. 5 Blueberry Yum Yum - Sleepy Brown (3:55)
  6. 6 Child of the Night (5:01)
  7. 7 The Potion (3:54)
  8. 8 Pass Out (4:21)
  9. 9 Skit (Luda LP4) - Rockell Minor (0:55)
  10. 10 Spur of the Moment - Kimmi (4:15)
  11. 11 Who Not Me - Small World (4:56)
  12. 12 Large Amounts (4:33)
  13. 13 Pimpin' All Over the World - Bobby V (5:29)
  14. 14 Two Miles an Hour (4:45)
  15. 15 Hopeless (5:05)
  16. 16 Virgo (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ludacris Primary Artist, Rap
Doug E. Fresh Beat Box
Dave Robbins Keyboards
Marqueze Etheridge Background Vocals
Sleepy Brown Keyboards
Melinda Johnson Background Vocals
Tity Boi Vocals
Keri Hilson Background Vocals
Katt Williams Vocals
Brolic D Vocals
DJ Jaycee scratching
Dolla Boy Vocals
Kimmi Track Performer
Small World Track Performer
Raybezzie Track Performer
Rockell Minor Track Performer
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Composer
DJ Quik Engineer
DJ Toomp Producer, Audio Production
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Brian Frye Engineer
Charnessa Jones Engineer
Craig King Producer, Engineer
T. Moore Composer
Organized Noize Programming, Producer
Salaam Remi Producer, Audio Production
TicToc Producer
M. Morales Composer
Timbaland Producer, Audio Production
Kevin Crouse Engineer
Scott Kieklak Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Sean Davis Engineer
James M. Wisner Engineer
P. Brown Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
Medicine Men Producer, Engineer
Glenn Schick Mastering
N. Hale Composer
D. Blake Composer
Tia Johnson Art Direction
Joey P. Engineer
DJ Green Lantern Producer, Audio Production
Ludacris Executive Producer
Mark Valentine Engineer
Chaka Zulu Executive Producer
Donnie Scantz Producer
David Jimenez Lopez Engineer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Needlz Producer, Engineer
Michael Fox Marketing
Icedrake Producer
Bryan "B" Baldwin Engineer
Josh Monroy Engineer
Dale "Rambro" Ramsey Engineer
Noah McDonough Logo Illustration
Erica Bowen Recording Producer
DK All Day Producer
Portia Kirkland Marketing
L.T. Moe Producer
Wonder Arillo Engineer
Christopher Bridges Composer
Heazy Audio Production
Polow da Don Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOT

    This is my favorite Ludacris album (but I say that everytime one comes out...). I just saw him live last week (thanks Auburn for getting such an awesome artist to play for us~) Ludacris is a genious! Pure and utter Genious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

    I LOVE ALL THE TRACKS FROM THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY GOOD WORK ALL THE PRODECERS, AND ALL THE OTHES WHO DID IT. GREAT WORK, LUDACRIS!! MY FRAVORITE SONG FROM THIS CD IS "PIMPIN ALL OVER THE WORLD"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    when i bought this album, i had some high expectations. i listened to it like 5 times and i couldnt get enough. its the only cd ive heard that has a good intro. the good songs are 1,2,3,5,6,7,13. get back and the potion are some of the best songs i have heard all year. if u liked any of ludas older cds, then pick up this one. a classic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Man i want to know where he gets blueberry yum yum

    This is one of the best albums just like word of mauf and back for the very first time. Hes got some great beats and guest apearences. DMX gotta make another album. I cant wait for the next ludacris album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Now You Can Fill Your Disc Changer

    As Luda said on Chickin N Beer. Im just one disc away from fillin your disc changer. Hes been on everyone whos anyones record, but after the last 3 tracks with Usher I was a little sceptical of how this album might sound, but I love it. Not that "Yeah", "Red Light" and "Lovers And Friends" werent hot, lets just say Im glad there is no Ursh on this album. The single Get Back is soooo hot. Other favs are Child of the night(It sounds like a kanye beat, Might Be I dont have the liner notes) "Pass Out" is killa and "Who Not Me" with the sweet backtalk chorus will be a Sing Along Song of this album like "Screwed Up" was for chicken n beer. I also love the Austin Powers Inspired "Number One Spot". I love this album, my only complaint is the beat on #10 "Spur Of The Moment", it just feels too old school. Anyways buy this album and lets hope Luda will fill my 25disc changer. Peace

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hott

    all i have to say is that luda does it again, my fav track is number one spot...on this track he has a lil austin powers beat that he rips. "Who not me" is also another hott track, to be honest i dont see a weak spot on this cd. Go and cop it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yes

    I've never been so entertained by a skit in my life (No. 9). I fell out laughing during that and the skit at the end of "Pimpin' all over the world" with the "Beat It phenomenon." Ludacris has the right touch of humor, hardcore, and dance that I love in an artist. I adore any artist that is versatile enough to offer me all three and this is it. I can listen to this cd all the way through without skipping a song, although "Intro" (he is the only artist I listen to whose first song is the BEST song), "Number One Spot", "Get Back", and the beatboxing and Nas' part on "Virgo". I wasn't feeling Doug E. Fresh's part of the song, but it's all good cause I could hear that man beatbox all day. I wish Ludacris' verse on Young Buck's cd was on here because that was off the chain but then again...this cd was off the chain regardless. Ironically, right next to T.I., Ludacris is my Number One favorite hip hop artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE LIGHT SHOULD BE GREEN ....CAUSE I DON'T SEE THIS MAN STOPPING..

    tight beats, tight lyrics, luda has no end in sight, he's probably the best collabo man in the game right now next to lil jon'. this album is bangin', the potion , spur of the moment, and get back will get the party crunk fo sure. large amounts speaks about how his friends and family want doe now cause he's a big rap star, number one spot has that hot sample from the austin powers movie. i'm really feeling that one, even the intro is hot. if def jam loses this man to another label, it'll be their loss. keep doing ya thing luda

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