LL Cool J has recently sat down on Way Up With Angela Yee where the legendary hip-hop artist revealed that his new album was originally produced by Dr. Dre but it was scrapped. Plus he talked about his new album with Q-Tip, being married, shooting his first concert and much more.
“So, the real story is that, I did about 30-40 songs with Dr. Dre and in doing those songs I felt like – the music was amazing what Dre was bringing to the table was super dope – but I felt like the writing, what I was brining to these songs didn’t feel strong enough to me. I didn’t feel like I was expressing, I was getting out of me, what I was feeling. In my mind, I didn’t feel like it was written properly.” said LL Cool J.
“So, I took a pause. Me and Dre just kinda paused for a minute. And I ended up having a dream and in this dream Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest came to me. When he came in my dream he was like ‘yo, that album you gonna do with Dre is gonna be dope’ and I’m looking at him and he’s smirking a little bit. He had funny look at his face. And then when I woke up, I just felt like Q-Tip was on my spirit. So I just called him. He picked up and I told him that I wanted to do an album. We went and did the record and the rest is history.” He added.
LL previously revealed that he got Eminem featured on his upcoming album. It’s highly possible the song is produced by Dr. Dre.