Ebony spoke to Ludacris about his latest (and probably most wholesome) project — a team effort with his 10-year-old daughter, Karma, to create karmasworld.com, an interactive, educational website complete with games and music. The site was introduced in December, but, Ebony reports, the two are relaunching it this month with 11 new songs — perfectly timed for back-to-school season.
Read a few excerpts from the interview here:
EBONY: What was the genesis for the website?
Ludacris: The whole thing came about because my daughter followed me into the studio, like even when she was way younger, and as time progressed she continued wanting to seem to pursue something in music. Basically what happened was she kept saying she wanted to do it and I said, ‘Well, if you want to record music you have to talk about what's going on in your life and that was basically education and school, where it came from.' And she actually did all 20 songs that are on the website right now. I'm an extremely proud father, especially that she's an entrepreneur at the age of 10 right now.
EBONY: Does that mean your daughter's a really sharp student?
Ludacris: Man, she's a good student, but her listening to her own songs is helping her to improve and I think that's the greatest example of how this can help every kid in the world.
EBONY: Kind of a different project for a rapper to get into, yes?
Ludacris: Yeah, but there aren't but so many options of what kids and parents can listen to these days, and I think I have created something that is educational and fun at the same time. I think it's about really riding to school, driving your kids home from school, whether they have their own iPad, iPhone, you know, iPod, they have an album to listen to and I think parents will feel great about it because they're listening to catchy songs, but they're getting educated at the same time. So that's why I always say it's revolutionizing education.
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