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Ludacris to perform at Hawks game this week

Rapper, movie star, new husband and expectant dad Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will perform at the the Atlanta Hawks game vs the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

First, he’ll join announcer Ryan Cameron for the pregame player introductions. Then he’ll perform at halftime and after the game concludes. During the game he’ll join the Fox Sports South broadcast team.

His new album “Ludaversal” album will be available for purchase at the game as will special Luda-themed T-shirts.

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

“As an Atlantan who has supported the Hawks for years, I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with the organization in a memorable way,” the artist said in a statement. “This has been an incredible season for the city of Atlanta and the team, and I’m excited take the energy in Philips Arena up a notch for the playoffs.”

Luda’s been busy lately. He stopped by Ellen DeGeneres show and surprised Atlanta movie goers at an early screening of “Furious 7.”

Added Hawks and Philips Arena CEO Steve Koonin: “There are very few entertainers who connect with a city the way Ludacris connects with Atlanta. He’s the perfect superstar performer to inspire our team and fan base as we remain ‘True to Atlanta’ throughout the postseason and beyond.”

Tipoff is 7 p.m. See www.Hawks.com for tickets and other details.