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Ludacris on 50 Years of Hip-Hop: ‘Stayed True to Myself and Who I Am’


Ludacris stands on stage for a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, May 18, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)  ‘I Stayed True To Myself And Who I Am’ For Ludacris, life is about evolving.  The legendary Atlanta MC’s storied career isn’t only a testament to the power of hip-hop in all avenues of entertainment — film included — but also what can happen when you stay true to your vision.  “I stayed true to myself and who I am in all shape, forms and fashion of the word,” Luda, 45, tells PEOPLE. “’Ludicrous’ means beyond crazy, wild, ridiculous.”  “And things have changed just in terms of the progress of my subject matter, things that I speak about, obviously because of me just growing up to having different experiences. So, the progression and evolution of an artist and him not only reflecting the times in his music, but talking about his reality, that’s the best way to put it. It’s a beautiful thing, man.”

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