ATLANTA — Ludacris is the people’s champ.
Ever since his first autograph signing just after midnight at the defunct Earwax record store in Midtown 15 years ago, where he rocked a Kangol and cornrows and celebrated the debut of Back for the First Time, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has been ripping off rapid-fire rhymes and giving back to the community with equal aplomb.
The Universe has undoubtedly repaid the hip hop heavyweight handsomely for planting those seeds of greatness in others. His monstrous month of April 2015 has included a major motion picture, Furious 7, that has already broken records overseas as well as shattered Universal studio standards of box office success in the United States.
Luda received a lot of love in return for his loyalty to the ATL, particularly Hot-lanta’s south side when throngs of fans turned out for the signing of his 8th studio album, Ludaverse, at DTLR shoe store at the Camp Creek marketplace, replete with V103’s famed DJ Greg Street and DTLR’s radio stations on hand.
Take a look at photographic highlights from the rapper’s signing of Ludaverse CD.
Photos: Terry Shropshire