LL Cool J Gets G.O.A.T. With Snoop, DMX, Others

Rapper's eighth album also features Xzibit, Redman, Method Man, Kelly Price.

MTV News Online

Just short of a year in the making, LL Cool
’s eighth album, The G.O.A.T. (The Greatest Of All
Time), set to be released on Aug. 22, boasts a bevy of hip-hop and R&B
hitmakers, as was revealed at a listening party on Tuesday in New York.

Snoop Dogg, COLOR="#003163">Xzibit and Jayo
join LL Cool J on the track “Can’t Think,” which
addresses LL’s well-publicized troubles with actor-comedian Jamie Foxx
on the set of the 1999 film “Any Given Sunday.” R&B crooner COLOR="#003163">Kelly Price, who will soon release her second
album, Mirror Mirror, guests on the track “U & Me.”

Following in the tradition of LL’s last posse cut “4, 3, 2, 1″ —
which featured DMX, COLOR="#003163">Redman, Method
, Canibus and COLOR="#003163">Master P on the remix (and prompted the
lyrical battle between LL and Canibus) — “Forget About It”
spotlights verses from the returning DMX, Red and Meth.

Mobb Deep’s COLOR="#003163">Prodigy guests on a track titled “Queens
Sh–” produced by Havoc, the other
half of the Queens, N.Y., hip-hop duo. Other producers featured on the
project include EPMD’s COLOR="#003163">DJ
, Q-Tip, COLOR="#003163">Lofey, COLOR="#003163">Self, COLOR="#003163">Trackmasters, Ty
and Vada Nobles.

The album’s first single, “Imagine That,” produced by COLOR="#003163">Da Rockwilder, has already hit radio, while
the Hype Williams-helmed clip for the second single “Hello,” starring
Amil of the Roc-A-Fella camp, is set
to debut in early July.

Meanwhile, LL Cool J is filming “Kingdom Come” with Whoopi Goldberg, and
next month the MC-turned-actor will begin filming a remake of the ’70s
classic “Rollerball.”

Here’s what you’ll find on “The G.O.A.T.” when it arrives on Aug. 22
(tracks listed in no particular order):


“Imagine That”

“L.L. Cool J”

“Queens Sh–”

“Mirror Mirror”

“Legendary Ni–a”

“East To West”

“U & Me”


“Forget About It”


“Can’t Think”

“Back Where I Belong”

“Live Me Life”

“Ill Bomb”


— Elon Johnson