Ludacris – whose next album, Ludaversal, is reportedly set for release early this year – has been keeping busy with entrepreneurial projects beyond music. The rapper and occasional actor is a co-owner of Conjure Cognac and SOUL By Ludacris, a line of headphones. He also recently partnered with Dosomething.org and Better World Books to restock library shelves in New Orleans.
The rapper joins a growing list of performers moving into the restaurant world. Jon Bon Jovi recently opened a "pay-what-you-can" eatery in Red Bank, New Jersey, former pop stars Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have a new hamburger joint near their home in Massachusetts and Billy Corgan just announced plans to open a tea house in Chicago.