Ludacris is back and reppin' his southern roots hard with Young Jeezy's assistance.

With his newest album 'Ludaversal' slated to drop later this year, the rapper maintains his presence in the hip-hop scene with this latest offering. The Atlanta emcee is surely harder here, over production by newcomer Metro, than he's been in awhile and fans are welcoming the change.

While we wait on his appearance in the sixth installment of the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise --on May 24-- 'Raised in the South' should whet the palate of all Ludacris fans.

Listen to Ludacris's 'Raised in the South'