Before he was in "Fast and Furious," Chris Bridges was just an MC named Ludacris. Exploding on to the scene in the year 2000 with hits like "What's Your Fantasy" and then "Area Codes," this Atlanta rapper was taking the whole country by storm with his music.

Ludacris' influence on music can't really be understated. As one of the leading southern rap artists of his time, he really helped to put Atlanta on the map in the rap world, and we all know how that's going now. Along with the likes of Outkast, Ludacris brought that southern lifestyle to TV screens across America with whacky music videos that were huge hits.

Today we're throwin' it back to Luda's earlier jams from his first few albums. With no shortage of gems, take this as a gateway for a Ludacris marathon of your own.