Music Matters: Ludacris Shops For the Cause

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Known for his rhymes Ludacris is gaining plenty of  ‘street cred’ in the charity world.

By Tommy McFly


The rapper known for having. . .acquaintances “in every area code” also works hard to give back.  It was at Kenneth Cole in Tyson’s Corner next to racks of leather boots and the latest jackets I caught up with Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. Luda is determined to make a difference in the lives of under privileged children while stressing to give them a hand up and not a hand out.  Hosting an in-store fundraiser and CD signing drew a crowd of fans and philanthropists alike.  Luda and Cole both care about the community, especially Atlanta, and encourage leading by example.

The evening before the Ludacris Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Benefit Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building which brought out bold faced names like Quincy Jones, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Russell Simmons, Clinton Portis, Donnie Simpson, and Luda’s Mom. Only a few hours of sleep didn’t stop Luda or his mom from crossing the river to shop for the cause.  Luda packed his Washington visit full of events including a luncheon at the National Press Club. Washington Examiner columnist Tara Palmeri noted Ludacris caught the attention of Fox News On The Record host Greta Van Susteren. From Yeas & Nays – “It is true that I had no idea that he has done so much charity,” Van Susteren confirmed to Yeas & Nays. “This does not mean that I, in any way, find his lyrics OK. I find his lyrics offensive. I told him that.”

To find out more visit The Ludacris Foundation.

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