LL Cool J

AHH Stray News: LL Cool J Working On New Album; Childish Gambino Announces Mixtape Date; Romeo In Talks To Join “Hunger Games” Sequel

(AllHipHop News) After a nearly four-year absence from music, LL Cool J has begun working on his upcoming thirteenth studio album. LL revealed the news at a press conference for My Connect Studio last week. “I’m going to be doing a little bit of the album on the [My Connect Studio], make sure that it is official,” he told XXL.

“It’s authentic Hip-Hop, it’s the business…it’s 2012, so it doesn’t sound like it would sound if it were 10 years ago or 20 years ago, but it’s definitely official. It’s a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t sound like anything that’s out right now. I think it’s crazy. It’s the business. It’s real.” His digital partnership with the My Connect Studio software allows “two people to collaborate on music real time despite their location.” This, of course, will be used by LL to record a portion of his new album.

With a number of well-received songs having hit the Internet over the past several weeks, Childish Gambino, who will be performing a free show at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in New York City tonight with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, has announced a Fourth of July release date for his brand new and currently untitled mixtape. Gambino revealed the date on his website following the release of tracks like “Black Faces” with Nipsey Hussle, “Unnecessary” with Schoolboy Q,  “Silk Pillow” with Beck and “Shoulda Known.” The upcoming mixtape is Gambino’s first release since his debut album, Camp, dropped in November of last year via Glassnote Records.

As the cast of the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, continues to add new faces for the films’ 2013 release, Romeo Miller has revealed to MTV News that he is in talks to join the follow-up to this year’s $600 million worldwide-grossing blockbuster. “I actually just met with Lionsgate about that,” Romeo said. “So you may be seeing me in one of the The Hunger Games. That’s all I’m saying.”

Romeo, who added that he would love to have a career similar to Will Smith has already starred in a number of films and television shows like Jumping the Broom, the upcoming Madea’s Witness Protection and Romeo, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2003 to 2006. Following up on his comments about Catching Fire, Romeo told MTV News, “We just had a meeting, seeing if it was something I was interested in. I can’t really talk too much, or they’ll kill me. You know how The Hunger Games is.”

  • therealest1

    Nice to see a legend like LL Cool J still active in the game since he deserves to be.

  • His 14th studio album 

    • HipHopStalker

      13th. It’s 14 if you included his all world aka greatest hits album. Radio1985 ,Bigger and deffer(bad) 1987,Walking with a panther 1989,Mama said knock you out 1990,14 shots to the dome1993 ,mr. smith1995 ,phenomenon1997, The G.O.A.T 2000,10  2002,The DEFinition 2004 ,Todd smith 2006 ,Exit 13 2008.

  • Pierre Elliott

    but he dont need to be makin another beggin syrup love album….

    • HipHopStalker

      ?………………………………. what are you talking about ? He’s LL Cool J. He’s gonna have some love joints for the Ladies and some shit the grown men can relate to on that tip. What kind of music do you want from him the same bullshit Rick Ross does LOL

      • Pierre Elliott

        Hell no. I want a smart, lyrical LL. So what you have had all these albums, that doesnt mean that you cant make a REAL album…Get REAL PRODUCERS…
        Think about your rhymes and think of something real to bless your peoples with…
        But here we go with the argument: Its LL he aint nothin to prove to anyone anymore. I SAY YOUR ALL WRONG… HE HAS SOMETHING TO PROVE AT THIS POINT….Why not one of the originators SHOW THESE GARBAGE DUDES AND DUDETTES HOW TO LAY A REAL RHYME WITHOUT THE SUGAR COATED BULLSH*T… WITHOUT THE GARBAGE IMAGES HE GOT KIDS NOW LISTENIN TO THIS NGGER SWILL ON THE RADIO… If thats the case RETIRE LL.

  • Heartless_Bajan_Bastid

    LL is a legend, so I’ll play his ish.  He switches up his music sometimes, which is all good to me.  I’m sick and tired of these tight pants wearing, fake homo thugs and their bullshit music, so I’ll check for LL’s stuff, cuz he makes good music..

  • STONE DIGGY

    ll like 30 years strong the goat let the music speak for its self
    he is the last of the 80’s rappers the first ones to make paper in the game how u gonna tell forman sit down he gotta do it when he ready

  • HipHopStalker

    I’ll cop. say what you want haters but LL is one of the only rappers who stayed trued to his own style and stayed making moves. Despite the radio joints he always has a street banger or two on each album. Ringtone Murder on the last album was fire. So was the 5 bouroughs joint but it didn’t make the cut.

  • WillVetterGoodin

    “My head is like a sharks fin!!!!!” (my favorite LL song) lol.

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