Fresh off the controversy stemming from their “Accidental Racist” song, Grammy-winning recording artist LL COOL J has released his new song “Live For You,” featuring Academy of Country Music Award winner Brad Paisley, from LL‘s upcoming 14th studio Album, AUTHENTIC, out on April 30, 2013.
To hear the unexpected love song, which features a soulful guitar and bass-leaning mid-tempo Hip-Hop/R&B sound, visit: https://bit.ly/LL-LiveForYou. The song was written and produced by LL COOL J and Jaylien.
The multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful new album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans. AUTHENTIC features a diverse and wide array of legendary and new artists that underscore the Album’s roots of being born out of the true love for music, including, Brad Paisley, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Charlie Wilson, Eddie Van Halen, Earth, Wind & Fire, Monica, Snoop Dogg, Seal, Travis Barker and many more. Collectively these artists have achieved tremendous success in music, including many Grammy ® Awards, multi-platinum albums, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions and nominations, NAACP Awards, and Country Music Awards, among many other accolades.
AUTHENTIC comes to life with rock-hip-hop anthems, crazy club jams, tender tracks, personal tributes, and hard-hitting commentary addressing the current hip-hop climate. The Album, out on 429 Records/The Savoy Label Group, is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com, iTunes and Target. Fans have gotten an early taste of the musically diverse and genre defying AUTHENTIC with the release of the Album tracks “We Came To Party” feat. Snoop Dogg & Fatman Scoop and “We’re The Greatest” featuring Eddie Van Halen and Travis Barker, a thunderous rock/rap anthem which includes symbolic lyrics, frenetic, over the top guitar licks played with reckless abandon and solid drum beats.
On the heels of the release of LL‘s new album, LL will tour this summer all across the country in support of AUTHENTIC. For a full list of LL‘s dates and cities, and to purchase tickets, visit here.
First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. The multi-platinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for the most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper. For three decades, LL has continued to influence hip-hop with rap ballads that captivate generations of audiences. Since then, the veteran rapper has evolved his scope of work across entertainment appearing in numerous television and film roles, among many other projects.
AUTHENTIC was recorded in Los Angeles and is Executive Produced by LL COOL J. 429 Records and LL COOL J, Inc. joined together to release the Album. For more information, details and updates, visit www.LLCOOLJ.com, Facebook.com/LLCOOLJ, Twitter.com/LLCOOLJ and Twitter.com/TeamLLGoat.