Don’t call it a comeback. Nearly 30 years after releasing his debut, LL Cool J is still a force to reckoned with. The hip-hop icon has assembled a diverse lineup for his upcoming 14th album Authentic, due April 30.
The 12 tracks feature appearances from rap, rock, R&B, and country all-stars including Eddie Van Halen, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Travis Barker, Brad Paisley, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Bootsy Collins.
“I think that it’s going to break a lot of boundaries and give people who may not necessarily be into hip-hop a way to come in and listen to something,” the 45-year-old entertainer told ET. “And it’ll give the people who are into hip-hop a chance to kind of expand their minds a little bit.”
He will also launch his “Kings of the Mic” tour with Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, and DJ Z-Trip on May 23 in Tucson, Arizona.
See the tracklisting below.
1. “Bath Salt”
2. “Not Leaving You Tonight” feat. Fitz and the Tantrums & Eddie Van Halen
3. “New Love” feat. Charlie Wilson
4. “We Came to Party” feat. Snoop Dogg & Fatman Scoop
5. “Give Me Love” feat. Seal
6. “Something About You (Love the World)” feat. Charlie Wilson, Melody Thornton, & Earth, Wind & Fire
7. “Bartender Please” feat. Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins, & Travis Barker
8. “Whaddup” feat. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello, & DJ Z-Trip
9. “Between the Sheetz” feat. Mickey Shiloh
10. “Closer” feat. Monica
11. “Live For You” feat. Brad Paisley
12. “We’re the Greatest” feat. Eddie Van Halen