For four incredible decades, LL COOL J has been an unstoppable force in the music industry, and he's proving that age is just a number. Recently, during a captivating interview on SiriusXM's Sway's Universe, the rap icon showcased his timeless lyrical prowess with an extraordinary G.O.A.T.-worthy freestyle.
As anticipation builds for the upcoming Rock The Bells Festival at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, LL Cool J graced the airwaves with his magnetic presence. When asked by Sway if he would bless the audience with a few bars, he gladly obliged, effortlessly delivering 16 mesmerizing lines straight from the depths of his creative mind. The words flowed effortlessly over a menacing boom bap beat, leaving everyone in awe.
The freestyle began with a powerful line that painted vivid imagery, “There was smoke when the mother’s water broke,” he began. “The doc saw the horns/ Oh my God, it’s a G.O.A.T./ The nurse cut the cord, got shocked with a million volts/ Almost dropped him on the floor, but the baby started to float.”
LL's poetic genius continued to unfold as he proclaimed himself a true G.O.A.T. - a title well-earned by his outstanding contributions to hip-hop over the years. With each word, he drew listeners into his world, leaving them hanging on to every verse. “The whole world’s raving for the baby, the bell tolls/ A crowd gathered ’round, throwing punches and elbows/ Then his mama arose, and recited a poem/ Todd’s a Hip Hop God, fuck rock’n’roll.”
LL Cool J Proclaims Himself as a 'Hip-Hop God' in New Freestyle: ‘F-CK ROCK & ROLL’ ‼️👀— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) August 5, 2023
But that wasn't all; LL Cool J's charisma and storytelling ability took the freestyle to new heights. He vividly described the miraculous birth of a legend, how the baby floated and the world couldn't help but rave about this extraordinary talent. His mother, ever so proud, recited a heartfelt poem, solidifying his status as a Hip Hop God, leaving no room for rock'n'roll comparisons.
Aside from the enthralling freestyle, LL Cool J also addressed some intriguing rumors during his chat with Sway. There was speculation that The Notorious B.I.G. had taken a subtle jab at him in the song "Who Shot Ya?" However, LL cleared the air, revealing an unexpected twist. He was actually in the studio with the late rapper when the song was written, making any diss claims entirely baseless.
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In his typical playful manner, LL Cool J responded to journalist Bonsu Thompson's theories with good-natured banter. He brushed off the supposed subliminal shot with a witty retort, showing love for his fellow artist while playfully teasing him about "sticking to his day job."
It's evident that LL COOL J's talent knows no bounds, and his passion for the craft continues to burn brighter than ever. As fans eagerly await the Rock The Bells Festival, they can rest assured that they'll witness a living legend in action, delivering a performance that will undoubtedly go down in hip-hop history. LL COOL J's legacy lives on, inspiring new generations of artists to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be a true rap icon.