Superbowl Performer LUDACRIS In Concert at Eagle Mountain Casino on April 5th  

Superbowl Performer LUDACRIS In Concert at Eagle Mountain Casino on April 5th  

(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, CA 93257) – Chart topping rapper and popular actor LUDACRIS will perform live in concert at Eagle Mountain Casino’s Event Center on Friday April 5, 2024, starting at 8pm.  

Ludacris, American rapper and actor who exemplified the Dirty South school of hip-hop, an exuberant profanity-laden musical style popularized by artists in the southern United States. Ludacris’s magnetic larger-than-life rapping persona propelled him to stardom. 

Though born in Illinois, Ludacris spent his formative years in Atlanta, where he later attended Georgia State University. During a stint as a radio disc jockey, he met noted hip-hop producer Timbaland, on whose single “Fat Rabbit” he made his rapping debut in 1998. Adopting the moniker Ludacris (a play on his given name and the word ludicrous), he recorded an independently released debut album, Incognegro (2000). Through word of mouth the album managed to enter the Billboard 200 chart, and Ludacris was soon signed to the record label Def Jam South, which repackaged Incognegro as Back for the First Time (2000). That major label debut ultimately reached number four in the Billboard 200. 

Follow-up efforts such as Word of Mouf (2001) and Chicken-N-Beer (2003) solidified Ludacris’s status as a top-selling artist, reaching number three and number one, respectively, on the Billboard chart. Release Therapy (2006) also topped the chart and earned Ludacris a Grammy Award for best rap album. Later albums include Theater of the Mind (2008), Battle of the Sexes (2010), and Ludaversal (2015). Signature elements of Ludacris’s records include comical, sometimes chauvinistic, wordplay, larger-than-life imagery, a fascination with marijuana, and an elastic vocal delivery that alternates between laconic drawl and booming swagger. 

As his musical reputation grew, Ludacris developed a secondary career as an actor, taking supporting roles in such films as the dramas Crash and Hustle & Flow (both 2005), six installments (2003, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2021) of the Fast and the Furious action series, and the holiday comedies Fred Claus (2007) and New Year’s Eve (2011). In addition, he made frequent guest appearances on other artists’ records, including collaborations with Missy Elliott, OutKast, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Underwood. 

Tickets for the Ludacris concert at Eagle Mountain Casino go on sale Friday February 16th at 10am. Must be 18 and older to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket kiosk machines inside the casino or online at www.eaglemtncasino.com.  

Eagle Mountain Casino is a full-service casino owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. The casino, located at 1850 West Street in Porterville, CA, off Highway 65, next to the Porterville Fairgrounds, is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new property is double in size, growing to over 100,000 square feet, featuring new dining options, 1,750 slot machines, 20 table games, and a state-of-the-art event center. Guests must be 21 and older to drink alcohol and play on the gaming floor. For more information, go to www.eaglemtncasino.com or call 1-800-903-3353. 

Author: Bruce Washington