Ryan Dombal
December 06, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

”Nobody light-skinned rapped this hard since Ice-T,” boasts Luda on the name-dropping ditty ”Number One Spot.” Too bad such quick-witted punchlines are few on District. Half-crunk beats dominate while the Atlanta loudmouth largely trades in his playful personality for an unbecoming tough-guy posture. Ludacris, who’s at his best when he’s blithe (as on the West Coast bouncer ”Spur of the Moment”), should leave the gruff nonsense to Lil Jon.

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