Southern Hospitality (song)

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For the Disciple song, see Southern Hospitality (album).
"Southern Hospitality"
Single by Ludacris
from the album Back for the First Time
Released December 29, 2000
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded 2000
Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 4:40
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Writer(s) Christopher Bridges, Pharrell Williams
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Ludacris singles chronology
"What's Your Fantasy"
"Southern Hospitality"
"Area Codes"
Pharrell singles chronology
"Shake Ya Ass"
"Southern Hospitality"

"Southern Hospitality" is the second single released off Ludacris's album Back for the First Time, released in 2000. It was composed by The Neptunes. The song debuted at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 20, 2001, reached the Top 40 at #38 on February 10, 2001, and peaked at #23 on March 24.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song features Ludacris, his friends, and other people dancing and strutting to the song against numerous urban backgrounds, as well as scenes of Ludacris rapping behind a black background. The video also has some scenes alluding to the song's lyrics. In one scene, Ludacris is being chased by two women, when he runs out in the middle of the street and is hit by a bus; this is only an illusion, The track "Ho" from Back for the First Time plays in the background and he performs the rest of the video upside down. The video features cameos from famous rappers Scarface and Too $hort as well as DJ Kool Red Alert, among others.

Chart performance[edit]

"Southern Hospitality" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard rap chart and number 6 on the R&B/hip-hop chart.[1] On the Billboard Hot 100, it reached number 23.


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 23
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[1] 6
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 10


  1. ^ a b "Back For The First Time song positions". Archived from the original on 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2006-12-06. 

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