Throughout his career, Ludacris carried on a friendly rivalry with T.I., sent subliminal shots at Big Sean and Drake on “Bada Boom,” and even earned a repudiation from Barack Obama after dissing Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and George W. Bush on a mixtape cut. There’s documented evidence of his appreciation for competition. So when GQ asked Luda about having not dropped a full, studio album since 2010’s Battle Of The Sexes and today’s new crop of rappers, the Atlanta all-purpose entertainer welcomed the challenge.
“I’m always trying to stay one step ahead,” Ludacris told GQ’s Sam Schube. “Not only am I competing against people that started around the same time as me, but I’m competing against all the new kids, too. So that’s why I gotta continue to show that I will destroy any f–king MC that you think is the best right now, you know what I mean?”
Ludacris has been keeping busy with marriage, fatherhood, and his acting career as well. His latest movie, Furious 7, hits theaters April 3. His Ludaversal album is scheduled for release March 31, and it can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.
You can read the full interview with GQ, which also includes why Luda still drives his 1993 Acura, at GQ.com.