LL Cool J may be returning to music very soon, but does that mean he's finished with acting?. The legendary artist has had a successful career in the entertainment industry spanning almost four decades, including ventures into film and television. However, it seems LL Cool J is preparing to make a comeback to the music scene. The iconic rapper has recently confirmed that he will be releasing a new album. This would mark his first release in a decade. Excitingly, he has enlisted a talented lineup of fellow MCs to join him on the project. Reports from AllHipHop state that Eminem, Nas, Fat Joe, Rick Ross, and Saweetie will appear on the album, with Q-Tip serving as the sole producer.
The upcoming album coincides with the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and showcases the evolution of the genre through its diverse range of featured artists. LL Cool J previously collaborated with Fat Joe on the remix of "I Shot Ya" in 1995. However, fans highly anticipate his collaborations with Nas and Eminem as LL Cool J has not previously worked with either artist. LL Cool J had originally planned to collaborate with Eminem on his shelved project, The G.O.A.T 2. Still, LL has assured fans that they can expect something special in the near future. So, LL is finally finished with acting, right? Well, not quite.
LL Moves From One "NCIS" To Another
LL Cool J pleasantly surprised fans by making an unexpected appearance at the end of Season 2 of NCIS: Hawaii. This followed the recent conclusion of NCIS: Los Angeles. The 55-year-old rap legend is known for his role as Sam Hanna on the Los Angeles iteration of the show. He spent ten years in the role, leaving many fans sad when the show ended. As such, they were pleasantly surprised when LL made a cameo in the final episode of Season 2 of NCIS: Hawaii. Excitingly, he will continue to guest-star alongside Vanessa Lachey in Season 3.
Vanessa Lachey made a statement about the addition of LL's character to the show. "One of the most beautiful things about working on NCIS: Hawaii is the show’s ability to bring the franchise together,” Lachey said. “We have had so much fun spreading the aloha to NCIS and NCIS: L.A. with the triple crossover. Now, we have the amazing opportunity to bring Sam Hanna to Hawaii to help the island solve some cases and maybe have a few laughs in the process. Welcome to the ohana, Todd! It’s going to be a fun ride!” What do you think about LL Cool J's continued role on NCIS? Let us know in the comments!