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JAY-Z Once Told Ludacris Why He Doesn't Get The 'LYRICAL CREDIT' He Deserves



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JAY-Z Once Told Ludacris Why He Doesn't Get The 'LYRICAL CREDIT' He Deserves
 

 
During an interview on Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes’ All the Smoke podcast, the Atlanta rap legend reflected on his larger-than-life music videos and revealed Jay once said to him that they’re the reason he doesn’t get the credit he deserves as an MC.

“It was big, but there was a downside to it because even JAY-Z was one of the ones that said, you know, he don’t think I get the lyrical credit that I deserve because of the visuals,” Luda said.

“People ask me, ‘Why don’t you think get the credit?’ Because I played too goddamn much, that’s what I do! And I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why my name is Ludacris, because it’s beyond crazy, it’s wild, it’s ridiculous.”

He added: “I like post-effects and augmenting reality, big-ass shoes with big-ass chains, and bobble heads and all that. So I get it, I can’t be mad at it. I just have to show the multi-faceted aspects of myself and I actually love that.”

When asked what his biggest music video budget was, Luda admitted that he never quite hit the seven-figure heights that contemporaries like Diddy, Ma$e and Wu-Tang Clan did, but his most expensive clip still cost an eye-watering amount.

“I want to say like half a mil, something like that,” he answered. “Maybe it inched up to that $600,000. But you hear about when Diddy and Ma$e did the $1 million videos, it was a couple of those.

“I think Wu-Tang, that ‘Triumph’ video, Steve Rifkind said he did a million. I never made it to the million category, I never wanted to do that, but I did about half of that.”

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 7 days ago '11        #2
beast1412 
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 7 days ago '17        #3
CamburyBXGreat 
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"And I ain't animated like say a Busta Rhymes..."
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Top 10 most slapped recently  7 days ago '22        #4
Murderers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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Jay-Z and 50 Cent understood that image>>>>substance. Even though neither are my favorite, I've always respected them from a business standpoint. They legit treated hip-hop like a business and their fans like customers as opposed to people. They know hip-hop fans are fickle and fairweather. Respect to both... Diddy too.
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 7 days ago '23        #5
GrewUpOnGoldAge 
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Say whatever you wanna say about Luda but put him on stage next to the other rappers from his era and he's running 99% of them off the stage.
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 7 days ago '07        #6
FeedTheBeast 
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 GrewUpOnGoldAge said
Say whatever you wanna say about Luda but put him on stage next to the other rappers from his era and he's running 99% of them off the stage.
You mfs exaggerate so much to prove a point.....just say he nice damn
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 7 days ago '18        #7
street heat  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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tbh luda never really had bars though... he just had a great delivery
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 7 days ago '19        #8
Witness102  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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This is not a man who's looking to be taken as HARD...




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 7 days ago '19        #9
FrivolousSports 
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Luda was a clean lyrical rapper


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 7 days ago '23        #10
RugasRibShack  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 7 days ago '23        #11
RugasRibShack  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 street heat said
tbh luda never really had bars though... he just had a great delivery

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 7 days ago '05        #12
rellish 
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I was a big Luda fan at his peak early 2000’s. I think the visuals and the silly sh*t in the videos took seriousness away from him & made him look different, kinda like Jay is saying. It was kinda corny, imo, because it started to become a thing for his videos
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 7 days ago '23        #13
GrewUpOnGoldAge 
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 FeedTheBeast said
You mfs exaggerate so much to prove a point.....just say he nice damn
In his era who rocked a stage better than Luda? Eminen and that's about it.
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 7 days ago '18        #14
jay2cold 
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ludacris definitely in the top 5 from the south no question...but i do gotta say them videos was jye corny but i did respect the creative being different aspect of em tho
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 7 days ago '06        #15
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 7 days ago '22        #16
Candidnigga 
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 murderers said
Jay-Z and 50 Cent understood that image>>>>substance. Even though neither are my favorite, I've always respected them from a business standpoint. They legit treated hip-hop like a business and their fans like customers as opposed to people. They know hip-hop fans are fickle and fairweather. Respect to both... Diddy too.
Bingo
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 7 days ago '04        #17
drawn 
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Back for the First Time, Word of Mouf, and The Red Light District are classics fr
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 7 days ago '06        #18
waytoomuch 
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it's not only the visuals but his inflections in his voice. sumtimes it was like he was yellin. outside of runaway love, he never had a single where it was just straight up rap, he was playin with his voice inflections n s**t. just listen 2 the hook of "GET BACK." it's like he yellin that hook "GET BACK, u don't know me like that GEEET BAAACK!!

homie is a great mc but @ first listen, u gonna categorize him as an animated rapper!
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 7 days ago '13        #19
alwayspimpin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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TI, overall, is still a better rapper than Luda.
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 7 days ago '14        #20
MomsDigMe 
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 FeedTheBeast said
You mfs exaggerate so much to prove a point.....just say he nice damn
Smh yeah he could clearly hold his own but "99%"
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 7 days ago '13        #21
The Originator 
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Luda was dope as fu*k and was himself. Ain’t try to be all gangsta and sh*t with it and was nice lyrically. I just wished for more music…..

Remember this joint/video always

@2:35 Nas and Jada know…



My guy was rhymin with the best of the best on a NY stage. All flowers was given that day. Solidified and proven to rhyme with the best of them (NY and anywhere else) Crowd went crazy.
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 7 days ago '14        #22
Christian238 
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I used to think Lida was dope because he can actually spit and rhyme words well. k*lls features actually shined on songs with some that I consider super dope...BUT after his versuz I went a listened again and and his punches aged horribley idk...

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Top 10 most slapped recently  7 days ago '22        #23
BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x74
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Smoked Nas & Camel




Smoked Nas


Smoked Nas and Jada

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 7 days ago '15        #24
dawunonli 
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 rellish said
I was a big Luda fan at his peak early 2000’s. I think the visuals and the silly sh*t in the videos took seriousness away from him & made him look different, kinda like Jay is saying. It was kinda corny, imo, because it started to become a thing for his videos
Same for Busta
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 7 days ago '18        #25
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 GrewUpOnGoldAge said
Say whatever you wanna say about Luda but put him on stage next to the other rappers from his era and he's running 99% of them off the stage.
Saw him perform at the tunnel for Thanksgiving when throw them bows was hot. I haven't gone to see too many cats perform and in the fu*king cold at that. Bro deserved it. He's nice. I think why he doesn't get the respect is bc how he raps, not the effects in his videos. He's wild expressive and clowny how he says sh*t. Hard to take him serious. I compare him to Redman. They both barring n*ggas up, are all time greats and have great stage performances that I've seen live
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