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Ludacris' 'Battle of the Sexes' a hip-hop lovefest

Ludacris performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway

Ludacris performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. (February 27, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty

Few rappers understand balance better than Ludacris, and "Battle of the Sexes" (Disturbing Tha Peace / Island Def Jam) proves it.

Not only does Luda know when a song needs an R&B crooner or a female voice, he knows when he needs to speed up a flow or rough up a rhyme. It's that combo that makes "I Know You Got a Man" sound fresh, that makes "Sex Room" with Trey Songz a success and makes the Tiger Woods-inspired "Sexting" so funny.

He also knows when the straight-up macking single "How Low" is needed.

LUDACRIS"Battle of the Sexes"

THE GRADE: B

BOTTOM LINE: More a hip-hop lovefest than a battle

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