Move over NAACP. Country singer Brad Paisley and LL Cool J tackle race relations on this new ditty. Todd’s verse almost makes segregation seem tolerable. For any accidental listeners out there, here’s what Mr. Smith said of their collaboration.
“You know, working with Brad was amazing. We did one for his album, which is called ‘Accidental Racist,’ which I think is very thought provoking and very interesting. It’s going to get a lot of attention… and I’ll leave it at that ’cause I wanna let him [talk about it]… I don’t wanna spoil his thing on his album but we did something that was really cool. The song we did on my record… it’s not like I’m trying to do a gimmicky thing. It’s not like, ‘Oh the country meets the rapper and it’s a hoedown!’ It’s none of that. He’s a great singer. I let him sing on something that I felt he would sound cool on… And play the guitar as well because musicianship is a huge part of this record. That’s why I also got like Bootsy Collins on this album. I wanted great musicians on my album. Brad was a lot of fun in the studio. He’s playing the guitar. I mean, this whole album is like a genre-smashing moment.”