Today Ludacris releases his seventh album Battle Of The Sexes, a long delayed project stemming from from the undeniable chemistry he and former DTP member Shawnna once shared on songs like "What's Your Fantasy," the very first single of his career. The album has grown into a collection of duets with a number of different female artists, making it a unique take on the oft-regurgitated rapper paired with R&B singer "Best Of Both Worlds" concept.

Luda, however, is far from the first to capitalize on guys and gals trading verses. From Ice Cube at his most chauvinistic tearing down Yo-Yo to Trick Daddy and Trina extolling the virtues of their own freakiness, there have been plenty attempts to realize the potential of Venus vs. Mars on wax over the years. Check out some of the classics that paved the way for Luda's LP with our look back at Hip-Hop's 10 Best Battle of the Sexes Songs...

#10: RZA f/ Jamie Sommers "Domestic Violence"
RELEASED: 1998

VICTOR: Jamie.
• "Ya lab ain't shit, ya rings ain't shit..." We didn't know people were capable of speaking to the abbot that way.

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#9: Too Short f/ Danger Zone & Rappin' 4-Tay, "Don't Fight The Feeling"
RELEASED: 1988

VICTOR: Rappin' 4-Tay.
• Though Too Short would go on to admit that he had to rewrite his verses after hearing Danger Zone's, it was 4-Tay who's inspired retort saved face for the fellas.

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#8: Positive K f/ Positive K "I Got A Man"
RELEASED: 1992

VICTOR: Pos K, of course.
• As the author and performer of both male and female POVs (he utilized studio technology to change the pitch of his voice), he wrote the song that made the whole world sing.

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#7: De La Soul f/ "Shoshauna" "Bitties In The BK Lounge"
RELEASED: 1991

VICTOR: "Shoshauna"
• She wears fly clothes, her man is a drug dealer and the worst thing Pos (who is flipping burgers at a fast food resturant) can say is that she has a weave.

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#6: Charli Baltimore f/ Ghostface Killah "Stand Up"
RELEASED: 1999

VICTOR: Charli.
• WTF did she just say about a razor?

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#5: Notorious B.I.G. f/ Lil Kim, "Another"
RELEASED: 1997

VICTOR: Biggie.
• It's pretty safe to assume B.I.G wrote both verses, but even though he went pretty hard on himself, before his own verse was over he was "on to the next."

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#4: Ice Cube f/ Yo-Yo, "It's A Man's World"
RELEASED: 1990

VICTOR: Yo-Yo.
• Yo-Yo more than held her own with one of the most vicious rappers of the day and like she says, the song (nor the world) "wouldn't be a damn thing without a woman's touch."

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#3: Project Pat f/ LaChat "Chicken Head"
RELEASED: 2001

VICTOR: Pat.
• In one of the finest bar for bar snap sessions ever recorded both participants go way hard, but starting off a verse with "Bald head scallywag" is like accidently making a three pointer off the jump ball.

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#2: Jay-Z f/ Foxy Brown, "Ain't No Nigga"
RELEASED: 1996

VICTOR: Jigga.
• This is a song about holding your man down and Fox Boogie proclaims she, "dont give a fuck about how you move with them other mamis." It's big pimpin, baby!

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#1: Trick Daddy f/ Trina, "Nann Nigga"
RELEASED: 1999

VICTOR: Trick.
• The most confusing part about "Nann Nigga" is if they were trying to impress each other or disgust each other ("I'll fight a bitch like you!"-Trick). To be fair though, the album was callled www.thug.com.

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