The Red Light District

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Trick Daddy, Nate Dogg, DMX and Nas guest on the latest from the Atlanta-based rapper, with production from Timbaland, among others.

Top Track

Get Back
Heads up, heads up Here's another one And a, and another one Yeek yeek (Whoop whoop!) Why you all in my ear? Talkin' a whole bunch of shit that I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. In spite of a few missteps, The Red Light District marks the first time he's put all the elements together and delivered a great album.
  2. Los Angeles Times
    75
    Ludacris includes thoughtful rhymes on "Child of the Night" and "Hopeless," but his humor is still his biggest asset and the reason he commands respect. [15 Dec 2004]
  3. Red Light District has its share of filler, but, track for track, Ludacris still delivers satisfaction.
  4. As on his previous records, then, things taper off some after the opening fusillade of characteristically quiet introspection, but there's still a generous helping of fantastic fun to be had over the 15 tracks and obligatory skit; certainly enough to make Red Light District better than Chicken And Beer.
  5. Some of the posturing gets a little wearisome after a few rounds, but whatever, we like where the neighborhood's headed.
  6. Blender
    60
    A letdown after Chicken-N-Beer. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.111]
  7. The New York Times
    50
    Everyone's always complaining about how CD's have too much filler, but this one could use a little more: more big-name guests, more novelty songs and, most of all, more slow jams. It's that rare hip-hop album that might have been better if it had sounded more like a mixtape. [13 Dec 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. B.O.Braxton
    Mar 1, 2005
    10
    awesome. i love child of the night, hopeless, pimpin, spur of the moment
  2. rburp
    Jun 24, 2005
    10
    i love every song on this cd. my friend and i can sit and listen to it over and over again for hours. i especially like child of the night i love every song on this cd. my friend and i can sit and listen to it over and over again for hours. i especially like child of the night and blueberry yum yum. Expand
  3. kylel
    Apr 18, 2006
    10
    he has much talent and artistic abilities... i love his song blueberyy yum yum.. it gives such a spark into the night.. esspacially when your he has much talent and artistic abilities... i love his song blueberyy yum yum.. it gives such a spark into the night.. esspacially when your bored and are hungry for some music. i can listen to it all night long.. no doubt. im listening to it right now! Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2015
    9
    On Red light district, Luda proves he can assure cohesion through his albums and deliver great humorous rhymes over Atlanta's signature soundOn Red light district, Luda proves he can assure cohesion through his albums and deliver great humorous rhymes over Atlanta's signature sound on the majority of his songs. A must have for all Ludacris' fans with Get Back and Blueberry Yum Yum as the highlights of the album. Expand
  5. MariahL
    Jan 31, 2005
    8
    I love the song "Get Back"
  6. [Anonymous]
    Apr 21, 2005
    7
    I don't know why people are hating so much on this Cd, its really not that bad. Not as good as Chicken and Beer, though. Keepers: Intro, I don't know why people are hating so much on this Cd, its really not that bad. Not as good as Chicken and Beer, though. Keepers: Intro, Number One Spot, Get Back, The Potion, Spur of the Moment, Virgo. Skip the other songs Expand
  7. JoeMama
    Jan 21, 2005
    2
    Lousy CD only song worth even listening to is Get Back, even that is lame.

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