LL Cool J

Aug
12
New Music: LL Cool J f/ Raekwon & Murda Mook – ‘I’m Nice’

LL Cool J

The streets keep calling LL Cool J. The hip-hop pioneer cooks up a gritty collaboration with Raekwon the Chef and Murda Mook on “I’m Nice,” a teaser off his upcoming album G.O.A.T. 2.

On the Ron Browz-produced track, LL reminds listeners why he’s the G.O.A.T. “Rambo to your jugular / Fuckin’ baloney smugglers / Nobody’s fuckin’ wit’ me, tell ‘em all come and get me,” he spits.

LL is readying the sequel to his 2000 album and previously dropped his Mavado-assisted street anthem “The Hustler.”

Don’t call it a comeback.

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Jul
24
New Music: LL Cool J f/ Mavado – ‘The Hustler’

The Hustler

LL Cool J can’t leave rap alone. Fourteen years after releasing his chart-topping album G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), the hip-hop veteran has announced the sequel, G.O.A.T. 2.

Instead of charming the ladies, LL takes it to the streets with the Gully Gad himself Mavado on his dark and gritty single “The Hustler,” produced by Jerry Wonda.

“These streets ain’t loyal / These snakes uncoil right there for you / Family separated like water and oil,” he raps over the ominous beat.

Listen to their tales of faded glory.

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Jun
9
T.I. Raps with LL Cool J, Hugh Jackman at Tony Awards

LL Cool J, T.I., and Hugh Jackman

From the trap to the Tonys, T.I. joined LL Cool J and host Hugh Jackman for a performance at the 68th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday. The trio kicked off the show at Radio City Music Hall with a hip-hop remake of “Rock Island” from the Broadway show “The Music Man.”

“First Hip Hop performance on #thetonyawards w/@troubleman31 @thehughjackman,” tweeted LL Cool J.

In addition to the King, Fantasia joined Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, and the cast of “After Midnight” for a performance of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

Fresh from the L.A. PRIDE Festival, her fellow “American Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson belted out “Neverland” from the upcoming Broadway musical “Finding Neverland.”

Watch all the musical moments below.

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Mar
10
New Music: LL Cool J – ‘All Night Long’

LL Cool J

LL Cool J hasn’t lost his touch when it comes to the ladies. Fresh off his remix to Kid Ink’s “Main Chick,” the hip-hop icon takes it to the bedroom on his raunchy new jam “All Night Long.”

Over a soulful sample, LL seduces his girl and even promises to “stretch your panties out till they saggin’ like Huggies.”

Listen to LL talk dirty.

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Feb
25
LL Cool J to Kanye West: ‘Stop Complaining’

LL Cool J

Twenty-five years after making his debut appearance on “Arsenio,” LL Cool J returned to where it all began. The rap icon-turned-”NCIS” star, who was the first hip-hop artist to appear on late-night TV, co-signed some of today’s stars including Kid Ink, Tyga, and Chris Brown.

“They remind me of me when I first started,” said LL, who appears on the remix to Kid Ink’s “Main Chick.” “So I was happy to get on that song.”

He also acknowledged ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West “when he’s not complaining.”

“I love you man, but you gotta stop complaining,” LL told Yeezus before joking, “Don’t hit me.”

Plus, he spit an impromptu version of his 1987 classic “I Need Love” and explained how Michael Jackson once punked him.

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Feb
10
New Music: Kid Ink f/ Chris Brown, Tyga, & LL Cool J – ‘Main Chick (Remix)’

Main Chick (Remix)

Don’t call it a comeback. In between hosting the Grammys and shooting “NCIS: Los Angeles,” LL Cool J unleashes a freaky verse on the remix to Kid Ink’s “Main Chick” featuring Chris Brown and Tyga.

The rapper-turned-actor jumped on the remix at the request of his friend DJ Whoo Kid, who challenged him to submit a verse. Less than an hour later, it was a done deal.

“Im Back on my Queens ish!” declared LL.

See why the ladies call him Cool James.

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Aug
1
J. Cole, Jennifer Hudson, & Ne-Yo Attend Do Something! Awards

Jennifer Hudson and J. Cole

VH1 celebrated do-gooders at the 2013 Do Something! Awards at The Avalon in Hollywood last night. Celebrities including Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kelly Osbourne, and Patrick Dempsey were honored for their social change leadership, while J. Cole and Sara Barailes provided the evening’s soundtrack.

J. Cole performed “Crooked Smile” with Jennifer Hudson, who filled in for TLC. “Performing with j cole was like performing with prince to me. He’s such a good guy. So honored!” tweeted J-Hud.

Ne-Yo honored an emotional Jennifer for the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which she and her sister Julia created to honor Jennifer’s late nephew.

“It warms my heart to see so many blessed from our blessings in honor of my nephew,” said a teary-eyed Jennifer, who dedicated the award to her sister. “It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can’t help somebody.”

Queen Latifah and Russell Simmons paid tribute to LL Cool J, who started a basketball tournament and summer athletic camp for youth in his native Queens, New York.

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