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The Red Light District
The Red Light District
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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All Artists: Ludacris
Title: The Red Light District
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Def Jam
Release Date: 12/7/2004
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Southern Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 602498638019, 0602498638019, 075021035270


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Ludacris is the man
Big Jon | Jackson, TN | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lot of rap cds these days are thick in production, but thin on content. Well, Ludacris is the opposite, but not in terms of music. Luda's attributes are primarily length, while thickness isn't something he's known for. But who cares? Most rappers are neither long, nor thick. The fact that Ludacris is so long (we're talking a foot, buddy) more than makes up for his Sharpie marker thinness. Yeah, we cut (and I do mean cut, at least from my end), but I'm not about to put my man down because I never got paid; I never expected money. In fact, aside from some internal bleeding and an upset stomach a la George Michael, I'm quite satisfied with the experience I had. Luda is truly a man of the 21st century: he doesn't discriminate. That you can get with girls and guys alike just shows that you are open-minded, so I'll never put Luda down."
Not up to potential
K. G. Borek | 12/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ludacris is the best lyricist in the game who has never released a great record. There are two reasons why: 1. He cares too much about making club bangers. 2. He releases LPs to fast, one a year is too much. If he would take his time he could write something amazing, but he didn't on this record and I don't know if he ever will take his time. Red Light District has it's moments(like all of his previous LPs) and is perfect if you want to get hyped going to the club. If you want something deep and meaningful this is not the CD for you. If you want a completely solid effort from Luda you'll have to take the 3-5 tracks from each of his records and burn them on to one disc, because Luda may never accomplish this himself."
Get Back MF! You Don't Know Me Like Dat!!!
Enlightened | Atlanta Georgia | 12/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

""If your spinnin rims spin are not pimpin!!!!"

Ludacris returns ( did he ever leave?!?) for his fifth studio album. Yes, fifth album, in four years as well as a group album and numerous guest appearances. It seems as if we should be Ludacris'd out by now but we aren't amazingly. He seems to reinvent his flow on guest appearances and they indeed increase anticipation for his albums ( Lovers & Friends, Sugar, Stomp, Oh, Whole City Behind Us...etc). So does this album deliver even with the onslaught of Ludacris? You bet it does. Ludacris steps his game up lyrically on this one. Instead of constant braggadocio and game spitting he talks about life a little on this album. He still gets down with his flow and with rewind worthy lyrics. The beats are tight too but kinda chill, for Ludacris standards, but I guess that was part of the goal for this album.

The album, at first, is kinda hard to listen to; unlike his others that you could just jump right into. If you just scanned the album you would think it was wack, as I did at first. But give it some'll grow on you. Luda delivers on tracks like the Nate Dogg collaboration Child Of The Night, and gets down with Trick Daddy on Hopeless. Spur Of The Moment is pimped out west coast beat perfect for sippin on lemonade chillin on the porch. It's a very nice feel good track...arguably the best song on the album. It features the smooth DJ Quik on the track; although he doesn't produce the track, it sure sounds as if he did. Very smooth track. Pimpin All Over The World is another great track with a great beat and pimpin lyrics. To me, the best song on the album would have to be The Potion, a Timbaland beat. Luda's flow on this joint is flawless and the beat is bananas. You might not like it at first but man...joint iz banging. Virgo with Nas is a throwback song with beatbox beat by Dougie Fresh...classic. And Two Miles An Hour, a DJ Toomp production, is straight up ridin. He samples Austin Powers on Number One Spot and it actually works.

However all the songs are not good; for example, Blueberry Yum Yum with Sleepy Brown is surprisingly terrible, The song with DMX is subpar, Who Not Me is underwhelming, a worthless skit crowds the album, Pass Out is just plain out wack, and Large Amounts is just goofy (even though he rips the last verse) as he talks about gold diggers and wut not. The beat is aight and the chorus, although catchy, is stupid. In This Life, One Thing counts, In the bank, Large Amounts.

Nonetheless, Ludacris has delivered with this album. The majority of the album is rewind worthy while some songs are borderline unlistenable. But that's how Ludacris albums go. They usually have two extremes. Whatever though. 4 Stars."