The hard-charging, hard-partying, carbon-laden world of tour bus-living musicians doesn’t exactly scream green! Now, TLC challenges two icons to join the newest trend in music; ‘going green.’ "Battleground Earth: Ludacris Vs. Tommy Lee
" challenges hip hop superstar Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
and rock god Tommy Lee
to battle against the toxic forces destroying Mother Earth as they travel across the country on a 10-episode tour.
Viewers witness the two stars pushed to the limit as they attempt to keep their high-wattage acts on an eco-friendly course. Enlisting the help of their posses, aka “ecorages,” Ludacris taps Willie Box, Sesean Bridges, and Tony “4-IZE” Hayes III while Tommy Lee relies on Diggity Dave, Johnny Colt, and Nina Bergman to help him get to the finish line. In case the ecorages don’t add enough to the competition, Ludacris and Tommy have plenty of celebrity guests to turn to including Jane Fonda
, Sean Combs
, Pamela Anderson
, Gene Simmons
, and anyone else willing to lend a hand. Ludacris and Tommy Lee dive right into the "Battleground Earth" competition with unexpected and sometimes hilarious results.
In the “Fast Fuel” episode Ludacris and Tommy Lee’s bio-diesel tour buses are running on empty in the middle of the Texas Panhandle. They must roll into a fast food restaurant and look for fast food grease to turn into eco-friendly fuel. In another episode the duo shows up in Las Vegas to set the Guinness World Record for taking the “Largest Shower.”
Throughout the tour they battle to get the word out about the state of the environment. This Rap n’ Roll battle culminates in a green carpet benefit concert at LA’s legendary Greek Theatre. The concert featuring Luda, Tommy Lee and many of their famous musician friends raised more than $33,000, including a donation from Treeland, benefiting the renewal of Griffith Park, which was devastated by recent wildfires.
"Battleground Earth" is not about winning the race but ultimately raising awareness about the environment. Spots called “Pass it On” featuring an eclectic group of celebrities including Magic Johnson
, Wayne Brady
, Travis Tritt
, and Criss Angel
, among others, offer eco tips to viewers and are featured throughout the 10-episodes.