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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. [A clean version of the album was also made available.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602498638002
  • Catalog Number: B000348402
  • Sales rank: 225,019

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:25)
  2. 2 Number One Spot (4:34)
  3. 3 Get Back (4:30)
  4. 4 Put Your Money (4:14)
  5. 5 Blueberry Yum Yum - Sleepy Brown (3:54)
  6. 6 Child of the Night (5:01)
  7. 7 The Potion (3:55)
  8. 8 Pass Out (4:23)
  9. 9 Spur of the Moment - Kimmi (4:15)
  10. 10 Who Not Me - Small World (4:56)
  11. 11 Large Amounts (4:33)
  12. 12 Pimpin' All Over the World - Bobby V (5:29)
  13. 13 Two Miles an Hour (4:45)
  14. 14 Hopeless (5:05)
  15. 15 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
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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