Ludacris at James L. Knight Center November 11
Not only is OG Dirty South spitter Chris "Ludacris" Bridges the star of upcoming films such as Fast & Furious 5, chairman of the nonprofit Ludacris Foundation, and a connoisseur of fine cognac, but also he has become an unlikely mentor to former Latin heartthrob and nude waterskier Enrique Iglesias.
In a desperate attempt to slather some grime on his otherwise antiseptic dance-pop, Julio's son recently recruited Luda for a little project. And together they made a track titled "Tonight," which sounds exactly like your standard Enrique Iglesias song (house-lite beats, spicy synths, pitch-corrected castrato vocals) with two notable exceptions: (1) Ludacris's horny, 30-second cameo and (2) a single line of lyrics wherein the pop star declares, "Tonight I'm fucking you."
No, we're not kidding. But shockingly, like so many other seeming train wrecks to which Mr. Bridges has hitched himself throughout the years, "Tonight" defies all laws of logic in that it's actually listenable in a maybe-you-can't-afford-Cee-Lo's-"Fuck-You"-so-why-not-make-this-your-filthy-party-track way. Honestly, there's no explanation why we even kinda might like this song.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 11, at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; ticketmaster.com. Tickets cost $26.50 to $161 plus fees.
We're just left here, shaking our heads, singing along, and asking: Can Luda really do no wrong?
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