With 10 albums and 23 films in the books, it would seem difficult for a person to consistently reinvent himself and
keep things fresh. Apparently, LL Cool J has no problems in that department.
His latest movie, "Deliver Us From Eva," hits theaters nationwide
tomorrow(Feb. 7), alongside other notable talent as Gabrielle Union, Duane Martin,
Meagan Good, Robinne Lee, Dartaynian Edmunds and Mel Jackson.
Albeit that this is LL's first leading role,
he said he said he felt no pressure and willingly accepted the challenge.
"You feel anxiety and nervous because you
want to deliver, but at the same time, I'm there to do a job, so I got to work
on it and stay focused," LL told Allhiphop.com. "I
just went in and did what I had to do."
The veteran rapper explained his take on the current
state of the music business. "The music business as a whole
is not in a healthy state. People download a million of your albums, and you'll
sell six or 700,000 copies, and people will look at your Soundscan wondering
what happened. You got 1.7 million albums in the marketplace, but most of them
Still LL said he has no plans to slow down and outlined his upcoming projects. He is currently filming a new movie and is working
on a children's book.
"I'm not a politician, I'm not a pastor,
and I don't want to be shoved into that position, but on the flipside of that,
I will make a children's book and do the things that I feel are good for the
youth and good for my community because that's what's in my heart."
His current album, 10 is currently in stores and his latest duet with Jennifer Lopez, "All I Have" tops the Billboard singles chart.