Ludacris Visits Red Light District On Upcoming Album

Lil Jon, Timbaland, Neptunes to provide beats.

The Southern hospitality Ludacris is famous for might soon need an R rating. The rapper is readying fans for a tour of Atlanta's salacious Red Light District, the title of the album expected to hit racks by the end of the year.

Ludacris released Chicken-N-Beer only last October, and its first single, "Stand Up," is still getting the public on its feet. Perhaps that's energized Ludacris, who, his spokesperson said, has already recorded several new songs for Red Light District. While Luda plans to recruit a handful of guests for the record, nobody has been definitely lined up yet. The beats, though, will be provided by Lil Jon, Timbaland and, of course, the Neptunes.

Whether Red Light District lives up to its title and reflects Ludacris' naughtier overtures remains to be heard. Luda recently shot an "underground" video for the Red Light track "Blow It Out," which could be distributed online like another X-rated, below-the-radar clip for "P-Poppin'."

Ludacris will continue to record Red Light District between other projects. He's in Los Angeles shooting a part for "Crash," which stars Sandra Bullock, Ryan Phillippe and Don Cheadle. And he'll soon hit the road for a brief national tour (see "Ludacris Lines Up DTP Tour With Chingy, I-20, Shawna").