New Music: LL Cool J f/ Brad Paisley – ‘Live for You’

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley couldn’t have anticipated that their collaboration “Accidental Racist” would have received so much backlash. But they won’t let that stop them from collaborating again. After guesting on his new album Wheelhouse, Paisley returns the favor, singing the hook on “Live for You” off LL’s album Authentic.

Instead of tackling race relations and prejudice, the fellas keep it simple, professing their love for a special lady. LL sticks to rapping, while his country co-star handles the hook and plays guitar.

“I basically brought Brad into my world,” LL tells USA Today. “It’s not gimmicky; it’s not some kind of song that isn’t true to who I am as an artist. It’s very current and fresh, in terms of who I am. But it’s not gimmicky.”

Due April 30, Authentic also features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eddie Van Halen, Travis Barker, and Monica.

How does this stack up to “Accidental Racist”? Listen and weigh in below.

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  2. Toni

    Listen. I may be one of the 5 black people who sometimes enjoy Brad Paisley. I am VERY picky with what country music I listen to and the same goes for hip-hop. However, ‘Accidental Racist’ is a hot mess and a half. Those bastards allowed that track to make the cut for Brad’s new LP and did so without a care in the world, a fuck or a damn. I was born and raised in the South so the lyrics in that song are exactly what white, Southern apologists offered up day in and day out. Sorry to rain on the parade, but justifying racism (Brad) doesn’t make it right. FUCK Robert E. Lee (LL). FUCK the iron chains, FUCK the Confederate Flag.

    THIS SONG, however, is very nice.

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    CoMo Reply:

    @Toni, Well said.

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  3. Croqque

    “Won’t let that stop them from collaborating again”? hmmm… Pretty sure this was recorded before yesterday! :B

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  6. valerie

    A step up from Accidental Racist… that’s for sure

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  7. Linwood Rose

    Live for You is a dope song. This is the type of collaboration a country artist and rapper can have. Really impressed.

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