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

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

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Just short of a year in the making, LL Cool

J'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

Felony 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

Man, 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


Scratch, Q-Tip,



COLOR="#003163">Trackmasters, Ty

Fyffe 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