LL Cool J, hip-hop’s resident elder statesman, is fresh off an eye-opening Grammy tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch with the help of Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip and today he’s released the official single “Whaddup”. The track will feature on Uncle L’s May 7 album release Authentic.
The song is solidly rock influenced with angry guitar riffs, banging drums and the repeating “whaddup!” – a sound J hasn’t rocked this hard since his earlier albums. Of course Cool J sounds as composed on the mic as he did when he was sporting Kangols in the Eighties.
Have a listen below and let us know how you feel about LL’s latest entry into his storied catalogue.
The single is available now via iTunes here.