There is Nothing Authentic About LL Cool J’s ‘Authentic’ Track Listing

There is Nothing Authentic About LL Cool J’s ‘Authentic’ Track Listing

ll cool j authentic coverAlright, not to judge a book by its cover or anything, but LL Cool J‘s track listing for Authentic is absolutely absurd. We wouldn’t really be clowning this album if it wasn’t for its title either. In fact, there is nothing authentic about his forthcoming full-length, especially when you consider features from, um, Eddie Van Halen, Seal, Brad Paisley, and Travis Barker. Did we mention that it opens with a song titled “Bath Salt”? I thought that was a cheap rapper trend like six months ago. But it seems like Cool J is late to everything these days, as he spends most of his time hosting second-rate televisions shows and flexing his oiled-up muscles. [via]

This album drops April 30, so mark your calendar and make sure you go nowhere near iTunes or a record store that day.

 Authentic Track list

1. Bath Salt
2. Not Leaving You Tonight (Feat. Fitz and the Tantrums & Eddie Van Halen)
3. New Love (Feat. Charlie Wilson)
4. We Came To Party (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Fatman Scoop)
5. Give Me Love (Feat. Seal)
6. Something About You (Love the World) (Feat. Charlie Wilson, Melody Thornton & Earth, Wind & Fire)
7. Bartender Please (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins & Travis Barker)
8. Whaddup (Feat. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello & DJ Z-Trip)
9. Between the Sheetz (Feat. Mickey Shiloh)
10. Closer (Feat. Monica)
11. Live For You (Feat. Brad Paisley)
12. We’re the Greatest (Feat. Eddie Van Halen)


  1. Bison Musik
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 18:05:00

    ya’ll are fucking haters, and this is a shitty review from another HACK blogger bitch who don’t know shit but the money they paid him off with so he can go buy more coke hookers

  2. Bison Musik
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 18:03:00

    your a fucking moron “they don’t suck at their craft, they just suck at music”? wow you a cunt and a half

  3. Linwood Rose
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 19:52:00

    Listen to the album. It works! It’s authentic. It’s LL doing LL. he’s not a 16 year old up and comer. He’s 30 years in. Working with people he wants to work with. Having fun with music. I’m impressed.

  4. Roosevelt Howard
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 12:51:00

    L.L. is a legend no doubt but the album and song tittles and the majority of the features raise some flags. I have no problem with Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and even Eddie Van Halen. L.L. performed the song with Chuck, Tom Morello and Travis Barker. It didn’t sound bad. The Brad Paisely thing is suspect. I mean LL is more famous at this point for being an actor than a Hip -Hop icon. It’s something he wants to do but………

  5. Gedi D.
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 21:54:00


  6. Guest
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 19:15:00

    Someone sounds a little bitter about LL’s oiled up muscles dont hate on someone who stays healthy and takes care of themselves. You might be over exaggerating on the title a bit… LL is a pioneer and as authentic as it gets in the history of hiphop.

  7. jones
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 17:48:00

    Whats so unauthentic about the guests? Travis Barker’s worked with a lot of rappers including Slaughterhouse. Eddie Van Halen should be interesting but unless you’ve already heard the tracks I can’t see how you can write it off like that. Tom Morrello and Chuck D on that track sounds interesting as well. And whats so unusual about an R&B singer like Seal doing a song with a rapper? You’ve never seen an R&B singer and a rapper appear on the same song before?

  8. MadLark
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 17:17:00

    Man, I think people forget that LL IS an 80s rapper considering he was still dropping mainstream singles that people were fucking with well into the mid 2000s. His legacy is already entrenched. The fact that he was dropping gold/platinum singles and gold/platinum albums as long as he was says more than enough.

    And honestly, outside of Jazz, how many musicians really are still dropping some of the best music yearly 30 years into their career?

  9. Build or Destroy
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 16:46:00

    That being said…the album is probably going to be terrible. So yes I do agree with you. I initially just though that Eddie Van Halen shouldn’t have been mentioned in the list of bums that he was put in—Seal, Brad Paisley, and Travis Barker (although if we’re gonna be honest with ourselves, none of those dudes suck at their craft…they just make weak music).

  10. Build or Destroy
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 16:35:00

    I think for LL Cool J being 45 and an EARLY player in Hip Hop, the songs will be fine. I don’t think LL needs to be or should be judged by the standards set by today’s rappers. The same way I don’t believe Chuck Berry releasing an album in 1980, 25 years into his career, should be judged in comparison to Prince or MJ. At the end of the day, LL is authentically Hip Hop, no matter how whack his decision late into his career have been.

  11. _daveminded
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 16:02:00

    The album will likely be garbage, but LL & Snoop better not fuck things up on the bass & drums to “Bartender Please” .

  12. AbsoluTruth
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 16:00:00

    He had a nice song with Joe–“Take It”………I wonder why that one isn’t on the album??

  13. David Reyneke
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 15:37:00

    Do you really think these are going to be good songs, though? Be honest with yourself.

  14. kg
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 15:33:00

    c’mon guys, let’s not forget about Monica here…

  15. Build or Destroy
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 15:26:00

    Bruh…Eddie Van Halen is the shit. You ever listen to “Beat It,” by Michael Jackson? Dude is no slouch. Quincy and MJ in their prime don’t work with just anybody.

  16. Andrew Martin
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 15:04:00

    Brad Paisley.

    Fitz & The Tantrums.

    “Bath Salt”.

  17. madoff witdamoneys
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 14:45:00

    When you blow the dust off the cover it will show the rest of the title “authentic….ally lame”

  18. sharger
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 14:44:00

    why ya hatin though

  19. Andrew Martin
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 14:21:00


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