Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

There’s more to Ludacris than what meets the eye. On the surface, the hip-hop culture icon and mega-mogul is a multi-platinum selling artist, actor and rapper. Behind the scenes, he is a successful record label executive, entrepreneur, husband, father and philanthropist.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was born in Champaign, Illinois with a solid foundation – musically, intellectually and spiritually. Influenced by his parents’ love for music, Chris began to appreciate all genres of the art. Chris wrote his first rhyme when he was 9 years old, and has been producing ever since. As a young teen, Chris moved to Atlanta, Georgia where the southern music scene had a huge impact that helped shape his sound.

Chris’ musical influences also included LL Cool J, Run DMC and Redman. As a teenager, he began to rap competitively. After finishing high school he enrolled in Georgia State University as Music Management major to learn the legal and financial aspects of the business. While attending college, he began an internship at one of Atlanta’s hip-hop stations, the now popular WHTA-Hot 107.9. Soon the ambitious Chris “Lova Lova” began rapping on promotions for the station and holding down the number one spot on evening radio.

At the heart of Ludacris’ values is his commitment to the community. Atlanta-based, The Ludacris Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves as Ludacris’ vision to use music and the arts to connect with urban youth. Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation have received numerous awards and accolades from individuals and organizations for supporting communities across the nation. Since its establishment, the foundation has provided over 30 grassroots non-profit organizations with grants and has positively impacted thousands of lives with their generosity.

Thus far, Ludacris has a lifetime of achievements. His musical genius has helped him create a lucrative musical empire. He is a successful businessman, an established actor, rap culture icon and a role model. From his southern roots to the bright lights of southern California and to the ticker tape of Wall Street, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has only just begun.

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There’s more to Ludacris than what meets the eye. On the surface, the hip-hop culture icon and mega-mogul is a multi-platinum selling artist, actor and rapper. Behind the scenes, he is a successful record label executive, entrepreneur, husband, father and philanthropist.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was born in Champaign, Illinois with a solid foundation – musically, intellectually and spiritually. Influenced by his parents’ love for music, Chris began to appreciate all genres of the art. Chris wrote his first rhyme when he was 9 years old, and has been producing ever since. As a young teen, Chris moved to Atlanta, Georgia where the southern music scene had a huge impact that helped shape his sound.

Chris’ musical influences also included LL Cool J, Run DMC and Redman. As a teenager, he began to rap competitively. After finishing high school he enrolled in Georgia State University as Music Management major to learn the legal and financial aspects of the business. While attending college, he began an internship at one of Atlanta’s hip-hop stations, the now popular WHTA-Hot 107.9. Soon the ambitious Chris “Lova Lova” began rapping on promotions for the station and holding down the number one spot on evening radio.

At the heart of Ludacris’ values is his commitment to the community. Atlanta-based, The Ludacris Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves as Ludacris’ vision to use music and the arts to connect with urban youth. Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation have received numerous awards and accolades from individuals and organizations for supporting communities across the nation. Since its establishment, the foundation has provided over 30 grassroots non-profit organizations with grants and has positively impacted thousands of lives with their generosity.

Thus far, Ludacris has a lifetime of achievements. His musical genius has helped him create a lucrative musical empire. He is a successful businessman, an established actor, rap culture icon and a role model. From his southern roots to the bright lights of southern California and to the ticker tape of Wall Street, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has only just begun.

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“I love to lead by example and encourage and motivate people to do good wherever they can.”
– Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

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