Longhorn City Limits is trending upwards for Longhorn fans with Ludacris’ latest performance.
On the breezy Saturday of April 13, the University of Texas provided a load of entertainment on Deloss Dodds Way for all of its supporters and students. Aside from the football team’s practice spring game, and autograph session with the basketball team, UT also put on a music show through its Longhorn City Limits series that presented Alejandro Escovedo, Alesia Lani, Noah North and headliner Ludacris.
Story by Thomas Galindo
As the sun set around 9:30, Ludacris took the stage after Austin-native, Noah North, at the LBJ Lawn covered in eager Longhorn fans. He wore a black and red Marathon tracksuit that was founded by the recently-killed rapper Nipsey Hussle. Right from the start he connected with the fans, while bringing a setlist full of his many hits featuring multiple artists. From DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” to Jermaine Durpi’s “Welcome To Atlanta,” Luda made sure to find a song every fan knew from his catalog.
The peak of his show was his performance of “Move B****,” possibly the most well-known lyrics he’s ever written. The Longhorn fans in attendance enjoyed throwing it back to the mid-2000s, and as the crowd’s energy went up, Luda’s did too.
Ludacris was welcomed by the University with much hospitality, including his own Longhorn football jersey with his name across the back. After the show, he went on video to say, “The crowd was probably one of the best crowds I’ve ever performed in front of in my 20 years of doing this, so love you guys and I’ll be back soon.” Surely, UT fans would love to see him on the Forty Acres again.