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Birth name Christopher Brian Bridges
Born September 11, 1977
Born place Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1998—present
Label(s) Def Jam Recordings
Disturbing Tha Peace
Associated acts Shawnna
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Ludacris Unveils New Pro-Barack Obama Song

July 29, 2008
Ludacris Unveils New Pro-Barack Obama SongUS rapper Ludacris has unveiled a new song in which he endorses the democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The track, entitled 'Politics (Obama Is Here)', sees the rapper urge people to get out and vote to “make the White House black.”

In the song, which features the beats from Young Buck's 'Get Buck', he also raps: “We're about to make history, the first black president, it's destined and it's meant to be.”

Mr Obama, who will face Republican John McCain in the presidential race this autumn, met Ludacris two years ago to discuss, what the rapper called, “empowering the youth.”

At the time, Ludacris said the meeting was like spending time with a relative.

The rapper is one of a number of musicians who have endorsed Mr Obama's campaign to become the first Black president.

Before he embarked on a tour of Europe last week, Mr Obama also stressed the importance of hip-hop in America, saying that rappers have the opportunity “to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking.”

(by Jason Gregory)

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