LL Cool J and Def Jam Records go hand-in-hand. With the label signing LL back in the 80s as their first artist, he’s managed to release a total of 13 albums with the company.
According to AllHipHop News, LL has returned back to Def Jam with the thought of new music being a possibility soon. LL left the label in 2008, since then he’s been nominated five times for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, as well as hosting his own show on SiriumXM and still playing Agent Sam Hanna in the popular show, NCIS: Los Angeles. However, the separation in 2008 did not go as smooth as expected, considering the rapper named his 12th album “Exit 13.”
Def Jam has also reportedly signed DMX again, with Swizz Beatz mentioning it in a recent interview. X signed to Def Jam back in the late 90s, releasing his classic album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot in 1998.
It’s great to see two hip hop legends go back to where they started. Hopefully this means new music is coming soon from them.