Radio.com recently talked to superstar LL Cool J about his new album, “Authentic,” which includes a collaboration with country’s own Brad Paisley. This will be LL Cool J’s 13th album and it finds him focusing on the music and teaming up with the biggest names in music across all genres. “Authentic,” which will be available April 30th, features Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, Travis Barker of Blink 182, Eddie Van Halen and more.
The song Brad Paisley is featured on is entitled “Accidental Racist.” LL COOL J wanted great musicians on this new project and that is why he wanted to work with Brad. LL discussed a little bit about the song and talked about working with Brad saying,
“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.”
LL Cool J also talked about working with Eddie Van Halen, Chuck D, Tom Morello and more saying,
“This whole album is like a genre-smashing moment.”
The new album, “Authentic,” comes out April 30th and on May 24th, LL will embark on The Kings of the Mic Tour alongside Public Enemy, Ice Cube and De La Soul.
LL Cool J will be joining his friend Brad Paisley this coming weekend as Vegas goes country performing at the ACM Fan Jam!
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