In a candid interview, Ludacris, the iconic Atlanta rapper and actor, took a moment to honor a fellow legend: Gucci Mane. The conversation unfolded during Luda’s appearance on Drink Champs, released on Sunday, February 3. With unreserved admiration, Ludacris emphasized Gucci’s profound impact on what he aptly termed “street culture.”
Gucci Mane’s influence
When co-host DJ EFN posed the question of choosing between Jeezy and Gucci, Ludacris hesitated.
" I love both of these guys,” he confessed. “The history they’ve made, what they’ve done for the goddamn culture."
Ultimately, on a personal level, he leaned toward Jeezy as the artist he listens to more. But then came the pivotal moment: Ludacris delved into Gucci Mane’s legacy.
"For Gucci,” he declared, “I don’t think anyone has done for street culture what that motherfucker has done for street culture in Hip Hop, period."
The weight of his words resonated, acknowledging Gucci’s unparalleled influence and contributions. Ludacris’s praise was unequivocal, a testament to the impact Guwop has had on the genre and beyond.
A toast to Jeezy
Ludacris’s admiration extends beyond Gucci Mane. In a recent Instagram video, filmed backstage at an event in Houston, Texas, Ludacris raised a glass to Jeezy. Sipping red wine, Jeezy listened as Luda recited one of his favorite Hip Hop lines:
"Minus the bullshit, life’s great. Just put a camera on the peach in my license plate.” The lyric, from Jeezy’s track “Get Ya Mind Right,” encapsulates the essence of resilience and triumph."
"I’m a Jeezy fan,” Ludacris affirmed. “I’m letting y’all know that shit right fucking now.” His unwavering support for both artists underscores the camaraderie and mutual respect within the rap community."
Ludacris’s impact transcends music. BET recently announced an untitled series inspired by his early career as DJ Chris Lova Lova in Atlanta. The 30-minute dramedy promises misadventures, sharp wit, and a behind-the-scenes look at hip hop radio. Luda’s journey from the turntables to the mic continues to shape the culture he so passionately celebrates.
As we raise our imaginary glasses, let’s acknowledge the trailblazers—Ludacris, Gucci Mane, and Jeezy—who have etched their names into the annals of street culture. Their legacies endure, inspiring generations to come.