The 25 Best Ludacris Songs

14. Missy Elliott f/ Ludacris "Gossip Folks" (2003)


Producer: Timbaland, Missy Elliott
Album: Under Construction

On his verse on Missy Elliott's "Gossip Folks," Ludacris clears up any rumors about how he got his began his career—talk about started from the bottom: No one paid him any mind as a kid, so then he made a tape and moved out of the hood, where now he's always performing and leaving the booth smelling like cologne—Burberry, in fact. Missy's Under Construction comeback was certainly due in most parts to Missy's ingenuinity and Timbaland's driving beats, but Luda's guesting made it much harder for anyone's ears to not recognize tracks like these as the indisputable catchy early-aughts hits that they were. Lauren Nostro

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