Ludacris stopped by Benjamin E. Mays High School on Wednesday to talk to a group of students interested in entertainment about how best to forge a career in the industry.
The superstar rapper, also known as Chris Bridges in his non-musical life, was joined by Shanti Das, a longtime music industry executive, Donald Woodard, an Atlanta entertainment lawyer and Depelsha McGruder, senior vice-president of business operations for Centric, which sponsored the event along with the Grammy Foundation.
V-103 personality Ramona DeBreaux moderated the panel. Among the topics discussed were:
– Changes in the music industry: “I used to pick on my elders for using 8-tracks. Now I’m starting to feel that way since my first independent album came out on cassette,” Ludacris said, adding that using the Internet as a marketing tool is