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Eminem Supports LL Cool J & Dr. Dre Surprise Collaboration [Watch]: New 'GOAT' Album Hype 2016



Earlier this month, rapper LL Cool J shocked fans with an epic studio session alongside Dr. Dre:

Fellow emcee Eminem later shared his excitement on Facebook:

"My mentor with the G.O.A.T. what?!?!"

So, what's next?

UPDATE: LL Cool J Confirms 'Poppin' Collaboration With Eminem

According to the "NCIS: Los Angeles" superstar, here's how things really went down:

"Basically my man DJ Pooh had called me up and said Dre was trying to link, you know, just have me come by the [Beats 1] show and say what up, etc... I just went to hangout and maybe talk and vibe and next thing you know, one thing led to another and we're talking hip-hop and Dre says, 'Maybe you do a drop or something.' And I'm like, 'A drop? F*ck that!' and then The Good Doctor went and got his laptop and the rest is history."

In the same charismatic discussion with hiphopdx.com, the "Hit 'em High" lyricist reveals that he's finally ready to focus on music again (despite his hectic Hollywood schedule):

"I just love this culture and I love hip-hop. It's just ingrained in my DNA. I'm addicted to it and there's no way out for me. It doesn't matter what I do or where I go or what money I make or celebrity [status] - none of that. Nothing ever compares to being in that booth and being on that mic... I got an itch so crazy right now, I need to find a hydro-cortisone connect. What I'm going to do is make something for [the fans]. Like a special record that's really going to be for hip-hop. I get into experimental mode and I get in my creative scientist mode and I like to do different things. Every now and then, I like to do weird shi*. I'm going to give them something special, you'll see. And what it's gonna do is, it's going to change the game because a lot of people are getting away with 25-point games right now and they need someone to drop 50 on 'em. This sh*t is crazy to me!"

So, when should Music Times readers expect such a monumental fourteenth studio album? Well, stay tuned...

"It's really just about putting music out," the 48-year-old NYC native concludes. "I don't have to 'bring back' anything. I'm just going to do what I do... But I know the hip-hop culture needs me because their is a void there. {eople think that just because somebody makes a song that has a female appeal, they think that's 'LL Cool J' - and when you don't have the real LL to compare it to, it's easy to make those comparisons. So I realize that the game needs me. I'm clear [as to what] it needs from me. It doesn't need me to come in and play games and experiment. It needs me to come in and kick their ass. So I'm gonna do that."

Will Slim Shady team-up with these two rap geniuses for a monumental debut single that just might "change the game?"

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