In a recent interview with Art of the Dialogue, Big Gipp explained why an international star like Ludacris isn’t held in higher regard, locally.

The co-founder of The Goodie Mob explained that Ludacris’ pursuit of acceptance from New York City may have impacted his credibility back home. Ludacris’ resume dates back to his platinum-selling major record label debut with Back for the First Time, to earning three Grammy Awards and becoming an integral part of the Fast & Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel. However, despite the ever-growing list of accomplishments, the Atlanta-based rapper/actor isn’t as revered in his hometown as other local legends such as T.I., Outkast, and Future.