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Howdy partner. Pardon my racial slur, but that yellow nigga is back with The Truth. For today’s installment, he weighs in on Brad Paisley and Uncle L’s track.
LL Cool J continued his press run yesterday and appeared on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Once again, he explained his stance on “Accidental Racist”, Men’s Fitness cover and Bajan roots growing in Queens.
A few days after the release of Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s audible bomb, the tandem sat with ABC News to discuss the record. LL also explains his comparisons between a du-rag and confederate flag. Some things aren’t always black and white.
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.”
James Todd throws up his hood on the cover art for his next album, now titled, Authentic. HHNM says the album will drop May 7th.
1. Bath Salt
2. Not Leaving You Tonight (Feat. Fitz and the Tantrums & Eddie Van Halen)
3. New Love (Feat. Charlie Wilson)
4. We Came To Party (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Fatman Scoop)
5. Give Me Love (Feat. Seal)
6. Something About You (Love the World) (Feat. Charlie Wilson, Melody Thornton & Earth, Wind & Fire)
7. Bartender Please (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins & Travis Barker)
8. Whaddup (Feat. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello & DJ Z-Trip)
9. Between the Sheetz (Feat. Mickey Shiloh)
10. Closer (Feat. Monica)
11. Live For You (Feat. Brad Paisley)
12. We’re the Greatest (Feat. Eddie Van Halen)
In preparation for the release of his forthcoming Authentic album, Uncle L and his DJ, DJ Z-Trip are hitting the road for their Kings Of The Mic tour and is bringing along Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. See when the rap royal family visits your town after the jump. Bow down bitches.