Exclusive: LL Cool J In The Studio Working On New Music


(AllHipHop News) LL Cool J may have semi-retired after 2008’s album Exit 13, but the Queen’s rapper has by no means put down the microphone.

LL is currently enjoying airplay with the new song “No More,” featuring R&B superstar Ne-Yo.

The track is taken from an episode of CBS’s#### series “NCIS: Los Angeles” which stars LL Cool J.

While LL stopped short of announcing a full-fledged comeback, the pioneering rapper told AllHipHop.com that he is in the studio, recording new material.

“I been doing some music, but I’ve been really focusing on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ quite frankly,” LL Cool J told AllHipHop.com, before admitting he was actually still recording.

“I did work on some new music, with Ne-Yo. I been working with Jim Jonsin in the studio and doing some music,” LL Cool J told AllHipHop.com. “I got real crazy music, but I’m just taking my time.”

Jim Jonsin is a multiple platinum producer who has churned out hits for a who’s-who in the music industry, ranging from artists like Beyonce Knowles and Lil Wayne, to Pitbull and Eminem.

LL Cool J’s last official full-length release was Exit 13, which was released in 2008.

The album was LL’s final release for the label, after a 20-plus year association.

In related news, LL Cool J will host “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live,” which is taking place November 30.

Announced performers include Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jason Aldean Rihanna, Sugarland, Ludacris and others.

In addition to serving as host, LL is also producing the one-hour special, which airs on CBS live, from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.