LL Teams With Jim Jones; Talks New Album

Queens, New York Hip-Hop icon LL Cool J and Harlem rapper Jim Jones have collaborated on a new track for LL Cool J’s upcoming album, Exit 13.

The album, which features appearances by Jim Jones, Method Man and Lil’ Kim thus far, is due in stores this year. [Jim wrote his verse with] No pen or nothing, he just looked up in the air and just came up with some heat," LL Cool J said during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Tim Westwood in New York. "The album is serious."

The rapper revealed that one of his keys to longevity was his ability to evolve with Hip-Hop music.

"There’s a lot of room out there for everyone to get what the need to get. Dreams don’t have deadlines, so you might as well embrace the new era the new time and the new groups and all that. Don’t be standing up under Niagara Falls saying ‘wait a minute’ cause it’s going to keep flowing anyway. You might as well get with the program all that and rock out and enjoy yourself and live life."

In addition to Exit 13, LL Cool J’s James Todd Clothing line is due in stores in February of 2008.