Ludwig Clarke, aka Luddy, is a local DJ/singer who laces his dancehall and reggae jams with stream-of-consciousness-style raps about revelry, chicks, and hardships, echoing the Grammy-winning Sean Paul and the multiplatinum-selling Shaggy. Considering he was born in 1982, that's pretty impressive. The Jamaican-born artist now resides in South Florida, but his music is a tight blend of Jamaican flavah and hip-hop pop. His new single, "Home Tonight," features acclaimed producer Timbaland and is supported by a swanky video, courtesy of Luddy's label, Dangazone Records. The track is currently in rotation on Power 96 and the video on BET. But guess what? You can hear the track live when Luddy performs at Gold Coast Roller Skating Rink during the Fort Lauderdale Summer Splash, which also features Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Mad Cobra, Matik, and Hezron. Throw on a pair of hot pants and skate like you're auditioning for an R. Kelly video. -- Lady English
Catch Luddy live at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 15, at Gold Coast Roller Skating Rink, 2604 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-6783.