Todd, Todd, Todd. We’ll get to you in a moment.
To LL Cool J’s Camp, In Particular The “Yes Men”:
Who the hell do you think you are?
Iconic rapper/actor LL Cool J, one of the groundbreaking of modern-styled hip hop is in the midst of releasing yet another album this year titled “Authentic”. This will mark the rappers 14th solo project, amongst an array of diamond and platinum albums as well as albums featured on movie & television soundtrack such as “In the House” and more. Check out the rename of the album title and more news after the jump!
The “Goat” of Hip-Hop journalism shares some personal insight to maintaining relevance in a music industry that can chew you up and spit you out in under a year. Elliott Wilson released this viral video, explaining why veteran MCs’ efforts to stay hip to popular urban culture (e.g. LL Cool J‘s “Ratchet”, Fat Joe‘s “Instagram That Hoe”, and Eve‘s “She Bad Bad”) have bombed. We all know that if anyone were to approach this topic effectively, it would be Elliott. Watch the full clip after the jump.
In case you have been wondering where LL Cool J has been, he hasn’t disappeared completely Along with staring on NCIS: Los Angeles, LL has had time to release his newest single entitled “Ratchet”. For those unclear, ratchet being defined as a ghetto girl, a “gold-digger”, or a girl who thinks she has everything going for her, but is in fact the complete opposite. Listen to the track after the jump…
One of Hip-Hop’s most notable moguls and pioneers, Lyor Cohen has decided to resign as Chief Executive of Recorded Music Division with Warner Music Group (WMG). If you are not too familiar, within his tenure as an executive Mr. Cohen has stood as a leader in the music industry as being responsible for the growth of Def Jam Records (serving as President), Roc-a-Fella Records, The Inc. (formely Murder, Inc.) and a host of others in the early 1980′s/1990′s. He was also instrumental in the development of some of the biggest artists in hip hop history such as the Beastie Boys, Nas, LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, Jay-Z, and hip-hop’s godfathers Run DMC. For more, read after the jump.
Earlier this morning, there was a break in at LL Cool J’s Los Angeles home. LL confronted the intruder, supposedly fractured the burglars jaw, and detained him before he was taken into custody by authorities. Don’t call it a comeback!
As an artist, one of the biggest honors you can receive is being inducted into a Hall Of Fame. Something about being enshrined just makes a career look 10x greater. Â The longevity and hard work has paid off for hip-hop legends LL Cool J and The Beastie Boys with the announcement that they had been nominated (a second time) for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Both of these Def Jam icons’ first year of eligibility was last year, when Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five were inducted. Inductee’s for 2011 will be announced in December, and the awards will take place in March.
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