News: Ludacris Doesn’t “Give A F**k” About His Image On #IDGAF Cover
Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:25AM
Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris‘ cover art and tracklisting for his upcoming “#IDGAF (I Don’t Give A F*ck)” mixtape has sprouted online this weekend.
Rather than show off his own Hollywood smile, Luda opted out of appearing on his latest project’s artwork.
Ludacris has been dropping a free track each week as part of his #IDGAFFridays series. These songs and more can be found on his mixtape DTP Presents: I Don’t Give a F*ck, the prelude to his upcoming album Ludaversal. The free project drops May 24, the same day his film Fast & Furious 6 opens in theaters. (Rap-Up)
Although only featuring ten tracks in total, ‘Cris packs the mixtape with guest spots courtesy of French Montana, Meek Mill and Young Jeezy.
2. “If I Ain’t Fucked Up” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
3. “Raised in the South” feat. Young Jeezy [prod. by Metro Boomin]
4. “Helluva Night” [prod. by DJ Mustard]
5. “9 Times Out of 10? feat. French Montana and Que [prod. by Metro Boomin]
6. “Speak Into the Mic” [prod. by Mike WiLL Made It]
7. “Dancing Dirty” feat. Chris Brown [prod. by Da Internz]
8. “IDGAF” [prod. by Bangladesh]
9. “She’s a Trip” feat. Mac Miller [prod. by ID Labs & Jo Christo]
10. “Mad Fo” feat. Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Swizz Beatz, and Pusha T [prod. by Remo the Hitmaker] (#IDGAF)
Back in February, the Atlanta rapper talked about his upcoming new solo album and this month’s Fast & Furious 6.
“Fast & Furious 6 [movie] is coming out this year and we’re completely concentrating on the music right now, so, you know, it’s all about Ludaversal album,” Luda said in an interview. “Ludaversal, the whole premise is welcome to my world. This is album number eight, so you know, it’s about progression, it’s about growth and you’re just gonna get some real personal records on here. We’re taking it back to the pure elements of what I do. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all over the world over the past two years so it’s that but it’s also taking it back to the roots” (FUSE)
Over the winter, Jim Jonsin production protégé Zac of Finatik & Zac hit up SOHH and discussed putting together Luda’s “Representin’” anthem.
“The Ludacris and Kelly Rowland “Representin’” record was a Jim Jonsin session. As many people might know, we’re signed to him. He was booked in to work with Luda and we met up with him and Rico Love. Rico was in the session as well and co-produced the track with Jim. We were out at Circle House down in Miami. We just kind of tried a few different ideas with Ludacris and then we kind of vibed with some stuff and just stumbled across that. Jim hit some chords and Rico said, “Those chords are it. That’s a smash right there. I don’t know where you’re going with it, but just use those chords right there and I’m going to write a crazy chorus to is.” So we banged out the track in like, 20 minutes, it was just one of those real quick ones. We banged it out and then Luda wrote his verses. Luda took his time and actually went out to his car by himself to listen to the record on repeat. It took him a few hours because he didn’t just rush it. He wrote his verses, came back and said, “You know, it’d just be crazy to get Kelly Rowland on this track.” A couple months later, they reached out to her and got it done and that’s how it happened.” (SOHH Singled Out)