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Listen to LL Cool J’s new single “Whaddup” featuring Chuck D, Travis Barker, and Tom Morello

on February 11, 2013, 3:15pm

ll cool j whaddup Listen to LL Cool Js new single Whaddup featuring Chuck D, Travis Barker, and Tom Morello

Last night’s Grammys featured big wins from Mumford and Sons and The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood’s light-up dress, and Jay-Z straight transcending wrap-up music, but it ended with LL Cool J. The King of the Kangol wasn’t alone, though, bringing Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello, and Z-Trip on stage to debut the jam-packed single, “Whaddup”.

The stage performance was no doubt a high-energy sensory explosion, but the studio version is a far more nuanced beast. Combining equal parts rock, hip-hop, and mixing, the banger captures one fierce and hungry LL, surrounded by the old-school fury of Mr. D, Barker’s thunder, Morello’s funk, and Z-Trip’s subtle scratchwork. Stream the all-star mayhem below.

“Whaddup” is the latest cut off LL’s 13th album, Authentic, which hits stores on May 7th via S-BRO Music Group. If you’re hankering for more sexy, be sure to listen to the previous singles, “Ratchet” and “Take It”.

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