Ludacris dropped his 3rd album, Chicken N Beer 15 years ago today. This was the follow-up to my Ludacris album, Word of Mouf. Chicken N Beer almost went gold the first week after selling over 429,000 copies. Snoop Dogg, 8Ball & MJG, Lil’ Flip, Chingy, Carl Thomas, Playaz Circle and a few others. Ludacris has always been that MC that loves to have fun. With that mentality and his fun-loving ways, people tend not to take him seriously. Ludacris is one of the more underappreciated and underrated rappers ever in my opinion. Less than two months before the album dropped, Ludacris released Stand Up. Stand Up was typically Ludacris with him having fun in the video. With all the crazy antics in the video, Ludacris came through with the witty and clever lines.
About a week before Chicken N Beer hit the stores, Ludacris dropped Blow It Out. The video was a combination of the Southern Fried Intro track and Blow It Out. During this time, Bill O’Reilly and Ludacris had a little beef going on so Ludacris tossed a line his way. Ludacris also have a remix of Blow It Out with none other than 50 Cent. With the singles, Splash Waterfalls and Diamond in the Back dropping the following year Chicken N Beer went double platinum. Ludacris also released a remix to Splash Waterfalls, which is as smooth as the original featuring Raphael Saadiq. If you’re a Ludacris fan, then you know that he’ll always have some hilarious skits. This album is no different as he delivers some crazy and funny skits. Production for Chicken N Beer was mostly handled by Kanye West, Mo B. Dick, DJ Paul, Juicy J and Ludacris himself.
This is my favorite Ludacris album after Word of Mouf as most of the tracks stand out. Only tracks that didn’t do it for me is P-Poppin and Teamwork. Below is the track listing and also where you can listen to it under that.
- Southern Fried Intro
- Blow It Out
- Stand Up
- Rob Quarters (Skit)
- Splash Waterfalls
- Hard Times ft. 8Ball & MJG and Carl Thomas
- Diamond in the Back
- Screwed Up ft. Lil Flip
- P-Poppin ft. Shawnna & Lil Fate
- Hip Hop Quotables
- Black Man’s Struggle (Skit)
- Hoes in My Room ft. Snoop Dogg
- We Got ft. Chingy, I-20 & Tity Boi
- Eyebrows Down ft. Playaz Circle