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US RATING: ***

IN STORES TUESDAY 3/9

Ludacris clearly has sex on the brain on his eighth LP. "You're a superstar, with an ass like that," he cheers on the uproarious Top 10 smash "How Low," and he extols the female form via adroit rhymes and thrilling beats on the rest of the tracks too. He even role-plays as Tiger Woods on the hidden bonus song, "Sexting." (Island/Def Jam)

-- IAN DREW