The Red Light District

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The Red Light District
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 7, 2004 (US)
Recorded2003–2004
GenreHip hop
Length65:22
Label
Producer
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. "Blueberry Yum Yum"
    Released: December 9, 2004
  3. "Number One Spot"
    Released: February 15, 2005
  4. "The Potion"
    Released: April 20, 2005
  5. "Pimpin' All Over the World"
    Released: June 14, 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly(C+)[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[6]
RapReviews(8/10)[7]
PopMatters(favorable)[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]

The Red Light District is the fifth studio album from American hip hop recording artist Ludacris.[10] The album was released on December 7, 2004 through Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam Recordings, 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 in Amsterdam where prostitution is common; red-light district.[11] The CD is accompanied by a 41-minute DVD[12] made by Decon of Ludacris visiting the red-light district, a cannabis growroom, an adult 'cam-house' and the recording of the Red Light District CD/DVD promo concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"Timbaland1:25
2."Number One Spot"DJ Green Lantern4:34
3."Get Back"Dominic "Tic Toc" Bazile for The Medicine Men4:30
4."Put Your Money" (featuring DMX)Icedrake4:13
5."Blueberry Yum Yum" (featuring Sleepy Brown)Organized Noize3:55
6."Child of the Night" (featuring Nate Dogg)DK All Day5:01
7."The Potion"Timbaland3:54
8."Pass Out"Needlz4:21
9."Skit" 0:55
10."Spur of the Moment" (featuring DJ Quik & Kimmi J.)LT Moe4:15
11."Who Not Me" (featuring Small World & Dolla Boy)Craig King4:56
12."Large Amounts"Vudu4:33
13."Pimpin' All Over the World" (featuring Bobby Valentino)Polow da Don & Donnie Scantz5:29
14."Two Miles an Hour"DJ Toomp4:45
15."Hopeless" (featuring Trick Daddy)Heazy5:05
16."Virgo" (featuring Nas & Doug E. Fresh)Salaam Remi3:31
17."Get Back (Rock Version)" (featuring Sum 41) (UK iTunes bonus track)Sum 414:13
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 (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

See also[edit]

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". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  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. ^ "Red light district". Dictionary.com.
  12. ^ "The Red Light District DVD: Ludacris: Music/DVD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  13. ^ Dante, PT. "The Making Of" with Self-Hemployed, Amsterdam, 28 February 2005.
  14. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  15. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  16. ^ "Ludacris Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.