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.
Fucking TMZ, wow. L’s expression at the 00:22 second mark is priceless, however.
LL gives us the release of his new single “Whaddup”, as performed on The Grammys last night. From the album, Authentic Hip-Hop.
WOW! Junkie XL tells us: “Back in 2002, after the Elvis remix was released, the amount of artists that were thrown at me to remix, was staggering. LL Cool J’s classic was also thrown into the Computer Hell Cabin with a remix request. I knew back then that I should not touch this classic, but [cont.]
From L’s new album, Authentic Hip-Hop. Who can name that sample?
LL’s 14th studio LP, Authentic Hip-Hop, will be released February 12, 2013. Here is a look at the tracklist. 1. Something About U (FTW) 2. Where Ya At (BOSS) 3. Take It (feat. Joe) 4. Closer (feat. Monica) 5. Too Late 6. New Love 7. Dream With Me 8. Girl So Bad 9. Ratchet 10. [cont.]
LL Cool J appears on Craig Ferguson, and speaks on his new album Authentic Hip-Hop, suggesting it’s coming out in February.
Another single from LL’s ironically titled Authentic Hip-Hop LP.
LL Cool J’s new single is “Ratchet”. Literally. Look out for his new LP, Authentic Hip-Hop, from which this track comes.
With all this talk about Marley’s recent Ableton video, showing how he created LL’s classic “Mama Said Knock You Out”, I figured I’d dig up that old Def Jam white label promo of Marley Marl’s remix of “Mama Said Knock You Out”. As far as I know, this was the only place it was released [cont.]
Zach Sciacca writes: LL Cool J and I got so hype off the Superbowl game; we wrote and recorded this track last night! We did it quick and dirty; for the love. The track was done in 30 minutes. Even though LL was sick he still sounds tight as hell! Check out the GOAT on [cont.]
Recently surfaced conversation between Canibus and LL Cool J during the historical “4,3,2,1″ controversy, which resulted in “Second Round K.O.”.
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five invite Common, Lupe, and LL Cool J to perform their classic “The Message”, live at last nights Grammy Nominations Concert.
Here is what we found out on this: Back in 1994 K-Def was working on some beats out of the B Room in Marley Marl’s House Of Hits when LL Cool J walked in on his session and said “let’s make some tracks together”. Uncle L had always wanted to rhyme on a track using [cont.]
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