Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, on September 11, 1977, the only child of college students Roberta and Wayne. When he was young he moved to Atlanta with his mother around the age of 12. He had been rapping since the age of nine, and before the move to Atlanta was a member of a childhood group, the Loudmouth Hooligans. Times were tough for the teenage Bridges and his mother, but he credits her for being strict with him to ensure he stayed in school and studied hard.
Ludacris is a rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia, known for his boisterous lyrics and “Dirty South” sound. He made his mainstream breakthrough in 2000 with his second album, Back for the First Time, and has since become a label boss, restaurateur and philanthropist, while still releasing music. He is also a regular in the Fast and the Furious film franchise. What marks out Ludacris as an innovator is his comedic flow, peppered with punchlines — a style that fits his chosen stage name perfectly.