Ludacris Honored By Former High School, Gets Gym Named After Him

Atlanta rapper/actor Ludacris will return to his alma mater, Benjamin Banneker High School in Atlanta, today to be honored. The multi-platinum star is set to spend a very special day at the Fulton County school, which plans to name one of their gymnasiums the "Christopher Bridges Gym of Dreams," in honor of the MC. Luda will also take part in a tree planting ceremony at the school, which has faced tough times recently.

Tory Edwards confirmed that Ludacris will be present as students take part in a ceremony to deal with difficult problems many of them have faced, including rape, gang violence, and pressure to sell drugs.

In preparation for the event, Banneker students have penned anonymous letters voicing their concerns; Luda will look on during the pep rally as these letters will be placed in a casket and buried.

The rally is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. at BenjaminBannekerHigh School.

Edwards, who is producing a television documentary series following the Disturbin' Tha Peace MC, tentatively titled "Behind The Mic," said he and his production partner Malika James helped put the event together along with the help of Atlanta mentorship program Men of Destiny, not long after Luda's previous request to establish a scholarship at Banneker was denied.

During today's event, school leaders will apologize to Ludacris for their previous reluctance to accept his aid. Fellow Atlanta artists Killer Mike and Monica (who is also Ludacris' cousin) will also be in attendance. Monica is scheduled to address female students at the school, while V103's DJ Infamous is set to deejay the event.