Label: Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam South
Key Track: "What's Your Fantasy" f/ Shawnna
Southern hip-hop dominated radio airplay in the 2000s, and no artist epitomized this movement more than Ludacris, who was originally a radio DJ himself. With ferocious verses, shout-along hooks and early Bangladesh-produced bangers, Luda's breakout LP is by far his best.
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BFTFT is virtually the same as Luda's indie debut Incognegro, plus a few new tracks like the Neptunes-produced "Southern Hospitality."