Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new album, “Release Therapy.” The Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam set will be preceded by the single “Money Maker,” which arrives Monday (July 17) at U.S. radio outlets. The track was produced by and features Pharrell Williams.
The “Release” portion of the set reveals a more personal side of the rapper. Here, he discourses on such socially conscious subjects as child abuse (the Polo-produced track “Runaway Love”). The “Therapy” section comprises such cut-loose tracks as “Girls Gone Wild.” R. Kelly guests on the track “Woozy.”
Ludacris tells Billboard he envisions “Release Therapy” as giving listeners “their temporary fix or release for the day.” Upcoming plans include bringing in Spike Lee to direct a video for “Runaway Love,” and a tour featuring Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace roster, which is home to Shawnna, Bobby Valentino, Shareefa and Field Mob.
“Release Therapy” is the follow-up to 2004’s “The Red Light District,” which has sold 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.