LL Cool J blends hip-hop, rock, and turntablism on “Whaddup,” the new single off his upcoming album Authentic (formerly Authentic Hip Hop). The hip-hop pioneer joins forces with Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello, and DJ Z-Trip on the high-energy record, which he debuted at last night’s Grammys.
The Grammy host closed out the show by performing the song and paying tribute to the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys with “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.”
The album, his first since 2008’s Exit 13, has already spawned the singles “Ratchet” and “Take It” featuring Joe. It is set to arrive on May 7.