LL Cool J stopped by KTLA on Thursday to talk about his singing and acting career, and promote his concert at the House of Blues. LL also offered some philosophical advice and talked about how he’s been able to stay in the game so long. Feedroom.com has since removed the video.
DaveyD.com reports Hip Kid Hop, the first ever series of Read & Rap-A-Long children’s books packaged with CD singles, all written and performed by hip-hop stars, launches the first two books in the series this September, published by Scholastic. The initial releases, ‘And The Winner Is’ and “Think Again” are written and performed by LL Cool J and Doug E. Fresh respectively. Read more.
LL Cool J tells CDNow.com’s Corey Levitan that his new album ’10’, due out in September, won’t contain any profanity. Why? “I didn’t feel like 3 or 4 million or 300,000 or 400,000 people needed to hear that right now,” he said. “I just think during this time, why not have some positive energy?”
Soren Baker of Metromix reviewed the LL Cool J concert at House of Blues on Friday which got kind of scary for the veteran rapper. Baker reports, “LL nearly got more than he could handle when he invited several women to join him onstage for the sultry ‘Doin It.’ In between performing the tune, fending off the women who were trying to remove his shorts and maintaining contact with the crowd, LL seemed overmatched for the only time in his sizzling set.”
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times reports LL Cool J was spotted at the Crunch gym Friday morning working out with a trainer and a bodyguard.
Jeff Niesel of the Cleveland Free Times spoke with LL Cool J who revealed which rock acts he’d want to tour with. LL said, “Probably Papa Roach. I like Creed, too. Linkin Park. There’s a few of them. I like some groups that have been out for a while, like Bon Jovi.”
WireImage.com has photos from the ‘Men in Black II’ premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Wednesday. Amongst the stars there were Will Smith, DJ Qualls, and LL Cool J. Check out the photos here.
WireImage.com has a ton of pictures from last night’s BET Awards in Hollywood. Amongst the stars at the bash were Mr. Cheeks, Scarface, Nokturnal, Trina, Ja Rule, Foxy Brown, Mystic, Mystikal, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, and Nelly. Check out photos here.
Curtis Ross of The Tampa Tribune chatted with LL Cool J on how he’s been able to stay on top of the hip hop world for all these years. “I just do what I love,” LL says. “I do what comes naturally to me. I don’t try to jump on trends or put out records that sound like whoever’s popular at the time. Hip hop doesn’t change. It’s like boxing … new fighters, same game. Every six months somebody else is No. 1. I just try to remain consistent in what I do.” The full story at tbo.com has since been removed.
The New York Post reports Judge Harold Baer ruled yesterday in favor of LL Cool J in William Underwood’s suit against the rapper. Underwood was a former music manager claiming that a group of music publishers and rappers like Jay-Z and LL Cool J ripped off songs over which he owns copyright.