In the first half of the year, LL Cool J revealed that he would be returning to the studio to work on his thirteenth studio album, and now we have some details on the project.
“I’m working on it. I’m still tweaking it and fixing it, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s authentic hip-hop. I can’t wait for people to hear it. It’s definitely for people who grew up and who bought some vinyl when they were growing up or at least bought a CD when they were growing up, and its real hip-hop. It’s not LL cashing in, trying to do what people are doing now in terms of hip-hop, and I’m OK with that, but it’s very current and real. It’s me doing me,” LL explained.
LL Cool J also revealed that he would be releasing the project, titled ‘Authentic Hip Hop’ on February 12th, 2013. This project will serve as LL’s first in the past five years, and he let fans know that it’s definitely coming next year doing his recent stop on Craig Ferguson.
“I’m doing music right now. I have a song called ‘Take It’ that’s out there right now,” he said. “I’m working on a new album. I think I’m going to put a record out. I haven’t put one out in five years. So I’m putting one out in February.”