MTV TRL Presents LL Cool J

Rapper LL Cool J attends a taping of MTV’s TRL at MTV Studios September 9, 2008 in New York City.

LL Cool J has recently parted ways with Def Jam Records, the label that launched his career and latest album. His new album ‘Exit 13,’ hits stores on September 9.

On Exit 13, it is said that LL scrapped tracks that he collaborated with 50 Cent because he didn’t want his new release to sound like he was copying the G-Unit mastermind.

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