Uncle L is back to show this generation’s hip-hop fans that he’s still in the game by dropping a new single bolstered by the likes of Raekwon the Chef, Ron Browz and renowned battle rapper Murda Mook. Veteran rapper LL Cool J has just released another single from his upcoming album, G.O.A.T. 2, the sequel to his 2000 album, following his first single “The Hustler” with a Ron Browz-produced track that features performances from Raekwon the Chef and Murda Mook titled “I’m Nice”.
LL Cool J revealed in an interview with VIP Saturdays that he’s excited about G.O.A.T. 2, and that he’s back to making music not because he loves money but because he loves hip-hop. The rapper called attention to the fact that he’s been a part of almost every era of hip-hop, and that he feels obliged to show a new generation what he can do.
“Generations change and things change. And rightfully so, there's nothing wrong with that, but when you get to a point where people are like, 'Oh, he makes music? Oh he raps?' For some people that sounds sacrilegious but then there's a generation that don't know. That inspired me. I said, ok then I gotta go ahead and give it to them and show 'em what's what and show 'em the difference,” he said.
“It's time for me to give 'em an album. But a real joint that's for the hood that's for the people not like me trying to see how big I can be. But it's more about just being real; it's about the roots, the touching down, touching the ground."
LL Cool J brings the toughness to “I’m Nice” courtesy of Murda Mook, widely considered one of the greatest battle rappers of all time by artists such as P. Diddy. Mook has battled lyrical masters such as Loaded Lux and Iron Solomon, and is currently signed with Ruff Ryders music.
Listen to LL Cool J's 'I'm Nice' (explicit lyrics)
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