The Red Light District

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This article is about the Ludacris album. For the general term, see Red-light district. For other uses, see Red Light District (disambiguation).
The Red Light District
Studio album by Ludacris
Released December 7, 2004 (US)
Recorded 2003 – 2004
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 65:22
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Producer Salaam Remi, DJ Green Lantern, Polow da Don, Donnie Scantz, Tic Toc, DK All Day, Icedrake, Timbaland, Organized Noize, DJ Toomp, LT Moe, Medicine Men, Craig King, Vudu
Ludacris chronology
Chicken-n-Beer
(2003)
The Red Light District
(2004)
Release Therapy
(2006)
Singles from The Red Light District
  1. "Get Back"
    Released: November 9, 2004
  2. "Number One Spot"
    Released: February 15, 2005
  3. "The Potion"
    Released: 2005
  4. "Pimpin' All Over the World"
    Released: June 14, 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (C+)[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[6]
RapReviews (8/10)[7]
PopMatters (favorable)[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]

The Red Light District is the fifth studio album from Def Jam recording artist Ludacris.[10] The album was released on December 7, 2004 and was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart with 322,000 copies sold in its first week. The album's title refers to a district where prostitution is common; red-light district.[11] This was the last album that saw Ludacris wearing his once signature cornrows. The album has sold over 2.1 million copies to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Timbaland 1:25
2. "Number One Spot"   DJ Green Lantern 4:34
3. "Get Back"   Dominic "Tic Toc" Bazile for The Medicine Men 4:30
4. "Put Your Money" (featuring DMX) Icedrake 4:13
5. "Blueberry Yum Yum" (featuring Sleepy Brown) Organized Noize 3:55
6. "Child of the Night" (featuring Nate Dogg) DK All Day 5:01
7. "The Potion"   Timbaland 3:54
8. "Pass Out"   Needlz 4:21
9. "Skit"     0:55
10. "Spur of the Moment" (featuring DJ Quik & Kimmi J.) LT Moe 4:15
11. "Who Not Me" (featuring Small World & Dolla Boy) Craig King 4:56
12. "Large Amounts"   Vudu 4:33
13. "Pimpin' All Over the World" (featuring Bobby V) Polow da Don & Donnie Scantz 5:29
14. "Two Miles an Hour"   DJ Toomp 4:45
15. "Hopeless" (featuring Trick Daddy) Heazy 5:05
16. "Virgo" (featuring Nas & Doug E. Fresh) Salaam Remi 3:31
17. "Get Back (Rock Version)" (featuring Sum 41 UK; iTunes bonus track) Sum 41 4:13
Total length:
65:22

Samples and interpolations[edit]

"Number One Spot"

"Get Back"

"Child of the Night"

"Who Not Me"

"Large Amounts"

"Two Miles an Hour"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Red Light District Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and more at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  3. ^ "Entertainment.ie review". 
  4. ^ Dombal, Ryan (December 10, 2004). "Red Light District Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 93. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Baker, Soren (December 15, 2004). "Los Angeles Times review". 
  6. ^ "HipHopDX review". 
  7. ^ "RapReviews review". 
  8. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (December 15, 2004). "The Red Light District : Ludacris : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 5, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Red Light District: Ludacris: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  11. ^ "dictionary.com definition of 'Red light district'". 
Preceded by
MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course by Jay-Z & Linkin Park
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 19, 2004 - December 25, 2004
Succeeded by
Loyal to the Game by 2Pac