Complex spoke with LL, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons about the creation of this seminal classic.
L gets ready for 2015′s G.O.A.T. 2, which we are hearing will feature Eminem, Raekwon, T.I., and Fred The Godson.
Canibus and LL put their differences aside to perform “4, 3, 2, 1″ in Brooklyn at The Barclays Center.
Combat Jack: We couldn’t end this year right without having the G.O.A.T. on. How he survived an abusive upbringing, studied his craft with early rap pioneers in the same rap dojo with Kool G. Rap, becoming the foundation stone that became Def Jam, building with Queens’ street legends, battling this rapper, that rapper and Jay [cont.]
New music from Uncle L, produced by 808 Mafia. G.O.A.T. 2 coming soon.
New music from Uncle L. G.O.A.T. 2 on the way.
From Uncle L’s upcoming GOAT 2 LP. Directed by Benny Boom.
LL preps his G.O.A.T. 2 LP. Directed by Benny Boom.
LL Cool J explains why it’s the perfect time for him to drop a new album, talks Def Jam’s 30 year anniversary, culture and differentiation in music and loving what you do.
LL does another posse cut, in the classic “I Shot Ya” tradition. From the upcoming G.O.A.T. 2 LP. Who can name the sample?
Brand new music from LL Cool J and Jamaica’s Gully Gad, Mavado. Produced by Jerry Wonda.
LL Cool J teams with Whoo-Kid for this new cut that brings back classic post-Panther LL. Can’t be too mad at this.
The Future Of The Funk sits in with DJ Whoo Kid, where they discuss Bieber’s Arrest, Oprah, The Grammys, Macklemore, Kevin Hart, and more.
From Whoo-Kid and company’s SXEW mixtape, dropping tomorrow.
All relatively recent missteps aside, LL Cool J is one of the most celebrated names in hip-hop, with almost three decades in the game and a dozen albums under his belt. He’s on the short list when it comes to longevity and successfully parleying rap prowess and personality into a multi-platform career. Authentic, his thirteenth [cont.]
Update: CDQ, tagless version added. 6/4/13: Action Bronson stopped in Funk Flex’s show last night, to debut his new LL featured remix of the track, paying homage to EPMD’s original “Rampage”. Bonus, Action spits a freestyle in the video clip below.
Update: Apologies to DJ Premier for mislabeling him as a producer on this track. The file sent to us was mislabeled, and that was unauthentic! LL Cool J teams with DJ Premier on this new track from Authentic, which drops this week.
LL Cool J has scrapped his previous version of his album, Authentic Hip-Hop, and has instead decided to release, Authentic, which features an altered tracklist, title, and cover artwork. Look for this April 30th. 1. Bath Salt 2. Not Leaving You Tonight (ft. Fitz and the Tantrums & Eddie Van Halen) 3. New Love (ft. [cont.]
Rap nerds unite. Each LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul and DJ Z-Trip will come together for the Kings Of The Mic Tour, a 26-date U.S. excursion that sounds ripped from the 80′s. Yes, we will definitely be there. LL Cool J w/ DJ Z-Trip, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, & De [cont.]
From LL’s upcoming LP, Authentic.
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