LL Cool J Announces He’s Coming Out Of Retirement

Hip Hop is about to get bigger and deffer because LL Cool J announced he’s officially coming out of retirement on Monday (March 14).

Many of us saw this coming. For the past couple of weeks, LL, born James Todd Smith, has been dropping clues and talking-tough about how he could come back to the game and make your favorite rapper turn in his or her mic for a UPS uniform. I hear they’re still hiring.

Peep LL’s announcement below.

As a longtime fan, this news excites me. My heart fluttered when I learned LL was in the studio with Dr. Dre. YES…Dr. Dre!

Here’s how that went down:

Basically my man DJ Pooh had called me up and said Dre was trying to link, you know, just have me come by the [Beats 1] show and say what up, etcetera, etcetera. I just went to hang out and maybe talk and vibe and next thing you know, one thing led to another and we’re talking Hip Hop and Dre says ‘Maybe you do a drop or something,’ and I’m like, ‘A drop? F**k that!’ and then The Good Doctor went and got his laptop and the rest is history.



Why is LL Cool J coming back to the game? Here’s what he told HipHopDX:

I just love this culture and I love Hip Hop. It’s just engrained in my DNA,” he admits. “I’m addicted to it and there’s no way out for me. It doesn’t matter what I do or where I go or what money I make or celebrity—none of that. Nothing ever compares to being in that booth and being on that mic

I got an itch so crazy right now, I need to find a hydrocortisone connect. What I’m going to do is make something for the fans. Like a special record that’s really going to be for Hip Hop. I get into experimental mode and I get in my creative scientist mode and I like to do different things. Every now and then, I like to do weird sh*t. I’m going to give them something special, you’ll see. And what it’s gonna do is, it’s going to change the game because a lot of people are getting away with 25-point games right now and they need someone to drop 50 on ’em. This sh*t is crazy to me!

Are you here for LL’s return to the Hip Hop game?

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