DJ Drama Presents: The Preview

DJ Drama Presents: The Preview
The Preview
Mixtape by Ludacris
Released July 28, 2008
Genre Hip hop
Producer DJ Drama

DJ Drama Presents: The Preview is a mixtape by Ludacris and DJ Drama as promotion for Ludacris' album Theater of the Mind and his film releases in the fall of 2008. Ludacris wanted to create a mixtape that captured his image as a southern rapper and movie actor. The mixtape was released on July 28, 2008 at


The song "Politics as Usual" has caused a lot controversy due to lyrics in the song criticizing and insulting Reverend Jesse Jackson ("Now Jesse talkin' slick and apologizin' for what?/If you said it then you meant it how you wanted, have a gut"), McCain ("McCain don't belong in any chair unless he's paralyzed"), President Bush ("Yeah I said it, 'cause Bush is mentally handicapped/Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps/'Cause what you talkin' I hear nothin' even relevant/And you the worst of all 43 presidents") and Hillary Clinton ("Hilary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant").[1]

Track listing

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer(s) Beat(s) Time
1. "And Starring..." (Intro) "Little Child Running Wild" by Curtis Mayfield 1:45
2. "Still Spittin'" Salih Williams for Carnival Beats "Still Tippin'" by Mike Jones 4:27
3. "DTP Magic" Willy Northpole The Neptunes "Blue Magic" by Jay-Z 4:40
4. "Get Up Get Out" Block Xchange Organized Noize "Git Up, Git Out" by OutKast 4:47
5. "So Thoro" Alchemist "Keep It Thoro" by Prodigy 2:22
6. "The Vocalizer" (Skit) 1:46
7. "Bigg Ass House" J.R. Rotem "The Boss" by Rick Ross 3:23
8. "2 Kings" I-20 Mr. Lee "3 Kings" By Slim Thug 3:09
9. "Politics as Usual" Polow da Don "Get Buck" by Young Buck 2:14
10. "Look What I Got" Playaz Circle Original Production 3:06
11. "Pinky Shinin'" Small World Mr. Lee Original Production 3:41
12. "Sho'Nuff Revisited" Lil' Fate Jazze Pha "Sho'Nuff" by Tela 3:52
13. "Ordinary Negroes" (Interlude) John Legend "Ordinary People" by John Legend 2:43
14. "Throw It Up" Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Cool & Dre Original Production 4:22
15. "Coogi Down" La the Darkman & Willie The Kid 2:59
16. "I'm a Dog" Playaz Circle DJ Paul & Juicy J "I Got Dat Drank" by Frayser Boy 4:39
17. "Smokin Big Kill" Shawnna "Wood Wheel" by UGK 2:38
18. "Stay Together" DJ Paul & Juicy J Original Production 4:01
19. "We Ain't Worried Bout You" Scott Storch Bonus Track from Japanese import of Release Therapy 3:28
20. "Roll the Credits" (Outro) 0:20
21. "Been Puttin On" / "Secret Song" Drumma Boy/Jon Astley "Put On" by Young Jeezy / "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart 8:47


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