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After moving to Atlanta during high school and attending Georgia State, Ludacris worked as DJ Chris Lova Lova for Hot 97 and through work met Timbaland who featured him on “Fat Rabbit.” It sparked his career shift to rapper and he recorded an independent album Incognegro in 2000, which charted at Billboard and caught Def Jam’s attention. They repackaged the CD as Back For The First Time and “What’s Your Fantasy?” became the first in a long string of Hot 100 singles for the Dirty South movement pioneer. (See “Stand Up,” “Money Maker,” “Move Bitch” and “PImpin’ All Over The World.”) He became a go-to collaborator, appearing on giant hits for Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, LL Cool J, Usher, Fergie, Jamie Foxx and Ciara. The Celebrity Apprentice contestant runs a boutique label Disturbing Tha Peace and also made a seamless transition to acting. He résumé that stands on its own. He joined the Fast and Furious gang in 2003 as part of the original sequel and also appeared in the Oscar-winning Crash. In June 2015, he welcomed daughter Cadence, his first with wife Eudoxie, the founder of a non-profit called Unspoken Angels, who he married in 2014. The rapper has two children from two other relationships. He won custody in 2015 of his infant daughter Cai.