Ludacrus’ comeback, the last of his career, will begin with the release of his fourth studio album, A Different Place, on April 7.
The album, which features guest appearances by Beyoncé, Rihanna, The Weeknd and more, will be the first by a rapper to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart since The Weekend of Love.
It marks the first album to feature his longtime producer and collaborator, Danger Mouse.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long,” Ludacruz, 36, said in a statement.
“With this album, I’ve come full circle.
I’ve made a statement, and I’m excited to share it with the world.”
The record, which will also be released digitally, will feature a production that has been likened to the “Hollaback Girl” soundtrack.
“This album is my biggest yet,” he said.
“It’s a celebration of all the amazing moments I’ve had with my fans over the years.
The songs are raw and personal.
And they’re very catchy.
The energy is crazy.
The music is incredible.”
Ludacroys last album, 2014’s The Love Below, came out in 2017.
He’s now gearing up for a comeback that he’s described as “not even a dream,” with his first studio effort, The New Ludacrism, slated for release on April 9.
The songwriter has said he’s been “going through a very personal process” since his last release, which was his 2015 album I Got the Keys.
“Ludacrus is not only one of my most important and beloved heroes, he’s also my greatest inspiration,” his longtime manager and longtime collaborator, Marc Ecko, said.