New Video: Ludacris, 'Down In the Dirty'

Oh holla at a new Ludacris video! We've kinda been missing Luda. After 2006's Release Therapy, which went Platinum and scored him two Grammys and his first No. 1 single in six years (for "Money Maker"), we hadn't seen as much of 'Cris as we wanted, except for a walk-ons in Fergie's "Glamorous" (and you gotta admit, he stepped that up) and R. Kelly's "Rockstar" -- which he upgraded to first class from the bathroom seats -- plus a role in Vince Vaughn's Fred Claus (hey, everybody's gotta pay the electric bill).

Anyway, we love the hot twangy hook and the more serious, less clown side of Ludacris ("Number One Spot," anybody?) on "Down In the Dirty." And damn, that Rick Ross beard!? The only thing separating him from morphing into Rick Rubin is some pigment.

While you wait for Ludacris' next album, "Theater of the Mind"...

+ Check out "Down In the Dirty" video, off the Disturbing Tha Peace Strength In Numbers compilation.

+ Peep pics of Ludacris, Bun B and Rick Ross on the video set back in October 2007 at XXL.com.