Cool J heads to studio to record new album -
Hip-hop icon and
veteran rapper LL Cool J is headed back into the
studio to record the follow-up to his last
album, "G.O.A.T. featuring James T.
Smith." The rapper shared how he is
approaching the new set when reporters from LAUNCH.com
caught up with him recently at the Hudson Hotel
in New York City.
"You know, it's just a matter of me just
accepting the challenge of hip-hop. This is my
tenth album," he said. "I just want to
put something together that I can feel proud of
and that people can enjoy. And I want the people
that have been supporting my music over the
course of so many years to appreciate what I'm
about to do, and I'm not going to cheat them and
I'm not going to be lazy. I'm just going to put
100 percent into it, 150 percent, and then see
how people feel about it."
LL Cool J went on to explain exactly where he is
in terms of the recording of the new project.
"Just starting. I'm, like, at the tip of
the iceberg. I haven't even...you know, I got a
few records. I feel good about the records, but
right now I just wanna lay it out there for
people and give them something they can really
enjoy and hopefully feel, you know, just
stimulate and challenge hip-hop a bit, and just
have some fun with it," he said.
In the meantime, fans can hear LL Cool J on the
song "Put Your Hands Up" from
"Violator The Album V2.0," slated for
release July 24th. He also stars opposite Chris
Klein and Jean Reno in the John McTiernan-directed
film "Rollerball," which is due out in
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