15 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Word of Mouf is Ludacris’ breakout album. It proves he is the consummate Southern rapper, and one of the only performers who can unite the South’s sub-divided regional styles into an all-encompassing musical movement. Ludacris is not as subversive as OutKast, or as wild as Mystikal, or as stylishly cool as UGK, but his larger-than-life persona and sense of humor endear him to every audience. His commanding, brazen delivery is equally at home on Timbaland’s twitchy North Carolina bounce (“Rollout (My Business)”), Organizes Noize’s pensive country funk (“She Said”), and KLC’s rambunctious New Orleans eruptions (“Move Bitch”). In his hands even the silly, simple concept behind “Area Codes” becomes irresistible, while on “Cry Babies” and “Keep It on the Hush” he turns the nastiest come-ons into lovable punchlines. Word of Mouf shows that Ludacris can be funny, funky, and sincere all at once, and with songs like “Growing Pains” and “Cold Outside” he displays a rare ability to speak to the mainstream without sacrificing any of his homegrown Georgia grit.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Word of Mouf is Ludacris’ breakout album. It proves he is the consummate Southern rapper, and one of the only performers who can unite the South’s sub-divided regional styles into an all-encompassing musical movement. Ludacris is not as subversive as OutKast, or as wild as Mystikal, or as stylishly cool as UGK, but his larger-than-life persona and sense of humor endear him to every audience. His commanding, brazen delivery is equally at home on Timbaland’s twitchy North Carolina bounce (“Rollout (My Business)”), Organizes Noize’s pensive country funk (“She Said”), and KLC’s rambunctious New Orleans eruptions (“Move Bitch”). In his hands even the silly, simple concept behind “Area Codes” becomes irresistible, while on “Cry Babies” and “Keep It on the Hush” he turns the nastiest come-ons into lovable punchlines. Word of Mouf shows that Ludacris can be funny, funky, and sincere all at once, and with songs like “Growing Pains” and “Cold Outside” he displays a rare ability to speak to the mainstream without sacrificing any of his homegrown Georgia grit.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
Apollo Matt ,

Every song is good

This CD has the hits "Move Bitch", "Rollout", "Area Codes", and "Saturday" but that's not all of what's good about this CD. The intro "Coming 2 America" has a great beat and Luda spits like crazy. In the freestyle song "Word of Mouf", Luda and 4-ize give one of the best freestyles that I've ever heard.

Twocute ,

This album is the bomb!

I have been listening to this album for a few years and it's still a hot! I don't know what the others are talking about, but 'She Said and Keep it on the Hush' happen to be among my favorite of songs. Luda is definately a lyrist that these rappers nowadays should take a lesson from... he's so damn witty! And definately buy the explicit version of the album!

Mr. Shady ,

Clean Is Mean

This album contains so many bad words, the Edited version can't handle it. At least instead of pauses they do sound effects, but still. Buy the explicit. This is an okay CD. The good songs are Rollout, Area Codes, Saturday, and Block Lockdown (half of it is Block Lockdown, the other halve's Welcome to Atlanta). The rest are average except for She Said and Keep It On the Hush, which are awful.

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