Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Late in 2009, Ludacris was working on two projects. The first project was the long-awaited Battle of the Sexes project with Shawnna. The second was the sequel to his Theater of the Mind album. Ludacris had pushed his own album back to complete the collaboration album with Shawnna.
In the middle of recording, Ludacris learned Shawnna had left his label for T-Pain's Nappy Boy label. Not holding any hard feelings, Ludacris readjusted the album and prepared to release it as his next solo album, relying heavily on collaborations. Ludacris invited several female rappers and vocalists to complete the album.
Despite the change, Battle of the Sexes, ended up being met with positive critical reception. The album also sold well and Ludacris went back to work on Ludaversal. Recently, Ludacris discussed the album, saying he intends to release the album before the end of 2012. When speaking on the content, Luda says he will not rest until the album is better than his last, song-by-song.