Although Ludacris scored his first role in 2001's "The Wash" and later scored what would be a reoccurring character in 2003's "2 Fast 2 Furious", he reminisced about his 2004 breakthrough with a reference to his role in the award winning movie "Crash". He points out that this was his personal milestone as it was his recognition as an actor from actors.
He once had the opportunity to pick the brain of fellow actor Charlize Theron about how to get OUT of character at the end of a big day. Her solution: Reality TV.
Ludacris has appeared in five of the eight films in the Fast and the Furious franchise. You can see him in "Chapters" 2, 5, 6, 7, & 8. In this last installment they rallied to give their best efforts to make a movie that honors their late friend, Paul Walker, who died during the filming of Furious 7.
Big Boy gave a nod of respect to the fact that neither writer nor director tried to fill the void left by Walker.
Director F. Gary Grey — who was just off the heels of his NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton" and dropped into F&Fs whopping $250 Million budget — made it a huge point to gather the cast and be completely candid with them. He pointed out some of the weakness in some of the acting and added that they might not like him while they're filming, but they're going to have a movie that they would all be proud of.
While Furious 7 raked in 1.5 Billion worldwide, Fate of the Furious pulled in $532 Million in its first weekend and is well on it's way to speed past its predecessor.
Watch the trailer below.
Although Ludacris loves acting he says that there's nothing like being creative in music. With acting you are part of a bigger creative machine; music is a blank canvas in which you can create anything you want.
He's had eight official album releases since 1999's "Incognegro". Make it nine If we make the assumption that there's a album connected to this latest single release.
It's hard not to go tongue-and-cheek when Big says, Ludacris the artist just dropped a GREAT single. Ludacris volleys back by adding that pretty much everyone needs a little Vitamin D.
Watch Ludacris' "Vitamin D" f/ Ty Dolla $ign below.
Watch the the interview below.