Three Imaginary Girls

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In his song "Area Codes", Ludacris tells lists off the area codes where he has hoes located. An ambitious woman named Stefanie Gray mapped out where exact Ludacris's hoes are located throughout the United States. She explains, “I’m a female and a feminist. I dislike the usage of the word ‘ho’. However, as a geography major, I find this song hilarious, and had to map it.”

Next time you have to hear about how Portland has this or that and Seattle doesn't, feel free to direct them to this map.

Gray's conclusions (which are really, really funny, by the way):

  • “Ludacris heavily favors the East Coast to the West, save for Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.”
  • “Ludacris travels frequently along the Boswash corridor.”
  • “There is a ‘ho belt‘ phenomenon nearly synonymous with the ‘Bible Belt’.”
  • “Ludacris has hoes in the entire state of Maryland.”
  • “Ludacris has a disproportionate ho-zone in rural Nebraska. He might favor white women as much as he does black women, or perhaps, girls who farm.”
  • “Ludacris’s ideal ‘ho-highway’ would be I-95.”
  • “Ludacris has hoes in the Midway and Wake Islands. Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands. Draw your own conclusion.”
  • From Strange Maps, via Lineout and Idolator.


    Here's the video for the curious: