LL Cool J Addresses Drake Comparisons & Creating A Lane For Love Songs In Rap
Written by B87FM on April 28, 2020
Def Jam legend and hip hop icon LL Cool J has an leisure profession that many artists envy. He stepped into the music scene again within the 1980s when he was simply a youngster trying to make use of his abilities to impress the women, and a long time later, the fortunately married father is a hip hop entrepreneur with profession longevity that tens of millions admire.
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LL Cool J gave a quarantined, social distancing interview with Complicated lately and spoke about his journey within the business and what it was like to assist pave the best way for a lot of artists that we love at present. In 1987, LL launched his sophomore album Larger and Deffer, and with the challenge got here one in all his beloved classics, “I Want Love.” It was one of many first hip hop songs the place a rapper dropped bars over a clean R&B beat and spit lyrics about romance. That looks as if the norm now, however again then, it was a breakthrough in hip hop.
“I put that love and that feminine..that vibe in there that offers dudes a lane,” LL Cool J to Complicated. “Folks evaluate me to Drake on a regular basis, however we’re very totally different artists as a result of I’ve a whole lot of onerous information. I’m very numerous, however in that facet of my profession, it paved the best way for guys like that, which I’m pleased for. I like a whole lot of his music too.”
This is not the primary time that LL has made an announcement like that. Again in 2011, LL Cool J spoke with MTV Information on the crimson carpet for the BET Awards the place he stated one thing comparable. “It is fairly apparent that what Dr. Dre and N.W.A did for gangsta rap music, I did for romantic music and music with females,” the rapper stated previous to receiving the I Am Hip Hop Lifetime-Achievement Award that yr.
“I mainly began a piece of a style and created it and put it on the market, and now plenty of individuals are doing it. I feel it is nice,” he stated again then. “The extra, the higher. It is higher than downing them and telling [women] they ain’t nothing… So I am pleased for [Drake] and I am glad he determined to go that lane, and I want everyone the very best.” Watch LL Cool J’s interview with Complicated beneath to see what else the hip hop icon needed to say about assembly 50 Cent earlier than the celebrity and holding onto recommendation he obtained from Michael Jackson.