LL Cool J is sick of hearing how rap is both a “young man’s game” and comparable to sports … setting the record straight on how he feels hip hop culture should thrive.
The legendary rapper appeared on “Sway In The Morning” Thursday to promote his new tour, the 50th anniversary of hip hop, and he closed the interview with his first-ever freestyle on the celebrated radio show. … supplying a dizzying array of rhymes.
LL rocked the mic for nearly two minutes, causing all Sway’s Universe cohosts to go wild as Tracy G proclaimed LL shut down their freestyle segment for the rest of the year.
Earlier in the interview, LL expressed his disappointment with older rappers being rubbed out of the culture, much like he did when he took DJ Akademiks to task last year.
LL admits he’s a fan of songs from the likes of Lil Baby, Lil Durk and DaBaby but says his reason for creating his “Rock The Bells” platform was so he didn’t have to pretend like he’s not older than he is.
The 55-year-old MC also laid into the rap debates that liken the genre to sports and says rappers only flirt with retirement like pro athletes over insecurities of becoming obsolete … a position LL says he’s allergic to!!!
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He’s not letting his fellow rap legends wither away either … Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jadakiss, Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Method Man, Redman and many more are joining him on the RTB Fest and F.O.R.C.E. Live Tour for the rest of summer!!!