LL has been taking shots at Def Jam president Jay-Z for a while now, but he still has a few more bones to pick with Jay regarding his American Gangster album.
“Shouldn’t there be other Def Jam artsts on the soundtrack? If there are any other artists associated with it, I’m not hearing about ‘em,” LL said in a new MTV interview. “As the president, shouldn’t a lot of people be involved with the project? Shouldn’t this be the big Def Jam project? Yeah, I’ve heard that different people are collaborating, but I’m talking about being out there in front of the project and promoting the project and growing the project.”
LL also complained about Hov sucking up all the attention while his own album is trying to get on the release schedule. “Now you’ve got LL working on an album for a year and you’ve got the president putting out an album in the middle of that, before your album…when you trying to get on the schedule—and they’re…you know, really look at what’s going on here!”
Someone please tell Uncle LL that the American Gangster album is not a soundtrack, but a concept album inspired by the movie.