Guest appearances include Playaz Circle, Chingy, Snoop Dogg, 8Ball & MJG, Lil' Flip, I-20, Lil Fate, and Shawnna. who claimed that "Stand Up" used a hook from one of their songs, but in June 2006, a jury found that the song did not violate copyrights.In the fall of 2003, Ludacris rebounded with his next single, "Stand Up", which appeared on both Chicken-n-Beer as well as the soundtrack for the teen hip hop/dance movie, You Got Served. "I hope the plaintiffs enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame," Ludacris said after the verdict.He later moved to the Chicago area, where he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park and Oak Park & River Forest High School for one year.He was also known for DJ'ing during Freaknik at one point.During the spring of 2003, Ludacris returned to the music scene after a brief hiatus with a new single, "Act a Fool", from the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack.
Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of Out Kast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s.
The follow-up single was the Austin Powers-inspired "Number One Spot".
It was produced by New York City's Hot 97 personality DJ Green Lantern.
Neither of his new singles were as well received by either the urban or pop audiences as his previous songs had been, and both music videos received only limited airplay.
Chicken-N-Beer opened strongly, but without a popular single, the album fell quickly.