Ludacris Releases New Word Game 'Slang N' Friendz'
Rapper/actor Ludacris (real name Christopher Bridges) and CEO/founder Edwin Benton are remixing the word game with their new mobile game, Slang N' Friendz. Launching Thursday (Jan. 26), the free game will pull words from a dictionary database loaded with slang that may not be readily available on Merriam-Webster.
Players have the ability to plug in their own slang words and also add new terms. Slang N' Friendz is also equipped with definitions.
"In a time when so much of the world is divided, technology has the opportunity to bring us together," Ludacris said in a statement. "Slang N’ Friendz encourages users to connect, be friendly and identify what they have in common through language. It’s also a chance for different generations to learn about each other’s unique forms of communication and find ways to use language to bridge generation gaps."
Adds Benton: "Our goal is to provide users with a fun, compelling and unintimidating word game where they can be themselves, learn and represent where they come from. Our purpose is to connect people across the world and allow users to engage with someone they wouldn’t normally meet. Slang is universal and could the driving factor that brings us together and one day, possibly change the world.”
Beyond his latest tech venture, Ludacris is also filming Fast & Furious 8. Throughout his 16-year rap career, Ludacris has released two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: 2006's "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell and 2003's Shawnna-assisted "Stand Up."
Slang N' Friendz is available via the App Store or Google Play.