“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu
Other SOUL-Stirring quotes by the 6th-Century Chinese Philosopher…
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
(DoSomething.org that is)
Books = Empowerment
Ludacris has teamed up as spokesperson with Better World Books and DoSomething.org to launch “The Epic Book Drive”, which will provide books to the Recovery School District in New Orleans.
"I am proud to be a spokesperson for this initiative as it’s in line with my dedication to empowering young people. The campaign is giving something as simple as a book to a student in a much needed area like the Recovery District so they can have the opportunity to read, communicate, and be inspired. Sharing in this way will have an incredible impact on the confidence and abilities of the next generation of leaders and I’m excited to be leading the charge.” – Ludacris
Check out Luda’s first PSA for DoSomething.org‘s Epic Bookdrive….
“The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable” – Barack Obama Barack
Obama & Chris (Ludacris) Bridges
As the 44th President of the United States, the media covers every political and professional move he makes, but don’t you want to know what the Commander in Chief thinks about music?
“My iPod now has about 2,000 songs and it is a source of great pleasure to me,” he told Rolling Stone Magazine. “I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There’s still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.”
“Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.” (Barack Obama Talks Music With Rolling Stone, 09/28/010)
Luda will perform in the ATL’s Turner Field as part of MLB’s Civil Rights Game Week on May 14, 2011.
The Atlanta Braves announced March 24th, 2011 that Ludacris will perform at Turner Field when the Civil RIghts Game heads to his hometown city May 14, 2011. The fifth annual Civil Rights Game between the Phillies and the Braves will take place the following day on May 15th. More information can be found at http://www.MLB.com/civilrights.com
“I’m a fan of baseball, and I am honored to be a part of MLB’s family and tradition of being a pioneering organization for civil rights, social justice and equality. I have studied the strides made in baseball and in sports, and the impact they have had on social issues affecting race and race relations in America…” – Ludacris
While Luda’s in the studio recording his highly anticipated album, “Ludaversal”, in honor of hip hop artist Nate Dogg here’s a look back at the unreleased Luda, “Good Relationships” featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Katt Williams… [Luda song] YouTube – Ludacris ft. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Katt Williams-Good Relationships