LL Cool J Talks Not Liking Rapper-Singers, "G.O.A.T. 2" Album & More
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(AllHipHop News) LL Cool J is preparing to release his next album - G.O.A.T. 2. The Hip Hop icon recently spoke with Power 99’s Rise And Good Morning Show about his next project. LL also addressed the current state of Hip Hop, and the New York native expressed he is not a big fan of rappers who sing.
"It's a lot of artist out there that I like. You gotta remember at the end of the day I like guys that spit. I like rhymers," said LL. "I don't really like the half singing-rhyming thing. It's no disrespect to nobody. That's just not my thing."
Of course, one of the most prominent singer-rappers in the game at the moment is Young Money's Drake. Going off LL's latest comments it would seem Drizzy would fall into the category of the type of music Mr. Smith is not feeling, but he did acknowledge his influence on Drake in the past.
“I basically started a section of a genre and created it and put it out there, and now lots of people are doing it. I think it’s great. The more, the better. It’s better than downing them and telling [women] they ain’t nothing,” LL told MTV in 2011. “So I’m happy for [Drake] and I’m glad he decided to go that lane, and I wish everybody the best.”
The rapper/actor did add that he has no issue with mainstream Hip Hop at the moment. He even gives a shout out to Billboard chart toppers Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.
LL also announces G.O.A.T. 2 will feature Raekwon, Murda Mook, Loaded Lux, Maino, and Uncle Murda. He says the project is for the barbershop, the hood, and the culture.
The long-time Def Jam artist also revealed the reason he is not performing at the label's 30th Anniversary Concert is because he was not invited, but LL is not upset about the omission.
Listen to LL Cool J's interview below.