Count Atlanta-area actor and hip-hop artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as one southern-based MC that the Seahawks running back follows, and now shares a friendship with.
Bridges revealed as much during an interview with ESPN's His And Hers *on Wednesday, when he told hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill that a new single titled *Beast Mode from his upcoming album was influenced by No. 24.
"It was inspired by Marshawn Lynch," Bridges said of the song, which you can listen to right here (warning: explicit lyrics). "The same way he's plowing down people on the field, I'm plowing down people in the music industry and all these rappers. It's a song that has no hook, it's three minutes of just metaphors and just going in."
Ludacris, who's also starring in the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, said he recently wrapped up a music video shoot for Beast Mode that features Lynch himself.
"I met him and literally within like two minutes I felt like we were family," said Bridges. "I don't know what it is. He's real cool, real laid back guy. He was a fan. He was talking about how much his mom was a fan, so I told him I'm a fan of his.
"We inspire each other. That's why it was great for us to get together. When everybody sees the video you'll think it's a great, great concept to put these two things together - music and football."
Ludacris' album, *Ludaversal, *drops on March 31. The *Beast Mode *music video has yet to be released.