LL Cool J appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show last night to talk about his TV show "CSI: L.A." and not perform. Arsenio asked him which rappers out now are good and it took a shady turn quickly.
He liked Kid Ink, Tyga, because they reminded of him when younger. He gave a shout out to Kendrick Lamar as well. Then Kanye was brought up.
LL thinks Kanye is cool when he is not complaining and he knew immediately that more than likely Kanye was going to destroy him. Maybe on a Twitter tirade, a song mix tape, or next time he sees him.
Arsenio wouldn't let it go without putting his thoughts on it, mentioning when he walked into a sign last year. Ouch. It is not like Kanye is actually doing Arsenio's show though is he?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Kanye is set to appear on Late Night With Seth Myers this week where he is scheduled to talk and perform. Will he respond?
It is time for #TBT #ThrowbackThursday with "Going Back To Cali" from LL Cool J. The song was released in 1988 and featured on the "Less Than Zero" movie soundtrack.
That horn line is still the business! The song was also featured on LL's "Walking With A Panther" album and the song was produced by Rick Rubin, who is producing Eminem's new record.
"Going Back To Cali" only made it to number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Sigh. Only number #12 on the R&B charts.-DocFB
Diagnosis: I was driving last night up the street to get some water and the song came up on my car's iPod. That bass line and the groove made me roll down the windows a little bit in the chilly L.A. air and bob my head. I knew then I would be sharing this jam with you for #ThrowbackThursday. Hope you are digging it as much as I am.
#tbt Throwback Thursday! We are throwing it back with "Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv)" by LL Cool J featuring Total.
This track was released on June 25th, 1996 hitting number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
We want more songs like this and less songs like "Accidental Racist" and hopefully with LL's new album, we get that.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Why U leave your honey all alone with me?
Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons & Taylor Swift Set To Perform On 55th Annual Grammy Awards!!!
Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Taylor Swift are all set to perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10th.
LL Cool J will be returning to host "the biggest night in music".
Fun. and Mumford & Sons both have 6 nominations apiece.
FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (From Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.
Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)
Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).
AEG is yet again producing the event from The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon and we will pass on the info here as soon as we get it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Rihanna has 5 Grammy's. Taylor Swift has 6. Says a lot.
The more performers they add, the more upset I am that the special is in Nashville, TN than Los Angeles this year. Ne-Yo and Fun. have officially been added to the Grammy Nomination Special that will air on CBS December 5th.
They join Luke Bryan and Maroon 5 as performers for the show that will be co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. The event will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. After the show tapes, Maroon 5 will perform a special one hour concert for the crowd in attendance.
The Grammy Nominations Special has been getting pretty impressive ratings in the 5 years since they started having them. Last years show raked in just under 40 million viewers, which was the largest Grammy audience since 1984.
The Grammys will be handed out in Los Angeles Sunday Feb. 10th on CBS.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Ne-Yo's new album R.E.D. is out now.
Imagine breaking into someone's house and the homeowner whoops your butt good. Now, you look up at the homeowner and it is LL Cool J. That happened to some dummy early this morning.
LL Cool J's heard a disturbance downstairs in his house where he confronted the intruder and used hand to hand combat to take down the burglar. LL's daughter then called the police while her father held down the burglar.
LL broke the man's jaw and nose. Don't mess with LL.
LL Cool J really did knock him out, regardless if his momma told him to or not.
The burglar reportedly wanted to charge LL Cool J with assault. The police advised they will NOT be charging the rapper with anything.
LL Cool J is one bad mutha......-DocFB
Fans of Jay Z, Beyonce, Katy Perry, & Lady Gaga beware; Sabrina is here and she is on the attack!
Pop singer Sabrina is releasing her debut album "Something Like A Renegade" this week and she is taking daring shots at Jay-Z, Beyonce and Katy Perry. This album is being released through Hoopla Worldwide / WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment and is exclusively distributed through E1. Sabrina was featured on Fox News recently for referring to Jay-Z as "overrated", with some other choice words aimed at the superstar rap mogul as well.
In her album's title track, Sabrina hints at
Sabrina lives up to the renegade album title with another eyebrow-raising song called "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga Part Two" produced by MGC. This electro house song will have Gaga's house divided; while some "little monsters" are sure to attack, others will be dancing to it's addicting, pulsating beat. Her tongue-in-cheek renegade theme leaves no stone unturned. Earlier this week she explained to respected journalist Amber McKynzie of SOHH that a song on the album called "Jeremy" was written about her ex-husband, describing the song's hook as "a spin-off of LL Cool J's Going Back to Cali". She tells McKynzie that she was married at a young age and went through a difficult divorce, saying "My [ex-husband's name is] Jeremy, and the hook is 'I'm going back to Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy'. So it's kinda like my break-up song, like Adele minus the power."
It's safe to say that Sabrina is taking her Revenge like Emily Thorne out on both the Carter-Knowles family in the Hamptons and her ex-family-in-law back home in Indiana. The album also features cuts like "Fallen Star" with the multi-platinum Nappy Roots, and her single "Flying High" was said to be inspired by the hit TV show "Breaking Bad", touching on crystal meth addiction, a desperate problem that the singer has witnessed firsthand from friends and relatives in both Indiana and Kentucky. Parts of "Flying High" were recorded at Maynea Records in Sweden with record producer Mani Ajami, which gives the song a catchy international sound that is currently invading pop culture.
With Sabrina's debut record having an association to it's sister company Death Row Records, Something Like A Renegade proves that the rebellious, renegade spirit that once made the iconic label tick back in the day is still alive. The album is available in stores now. You can hear "Flying High", "Something Like A Renegade" and "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga Part Two" at yoursabrina.com
Hmm. Taking on B & J, Gaga & Katy in your debut? What do you think about that?-DocFB
After a performance , LL Cool J will address the passing of Whitney Houston at the Grammy's tonight.
The Grammy's have not had a host in 8 years let alone having to address the loss of a music legend.
LL is handling it calm, cool, and collectively we are told.-DocFB
For the first time in 7 years, the Grammys will have a host and your tv will be spot shine clean afterwards. Your host? LL Cool J.
LL has been hosting the Grammy announcement specials for the past couple of years so it makes sense if you are going to have a host, to have him. There will be no making fun of the musicians, just someone who does the same craft. So no Rosie O'Donnel telling you not to thank God or some other person not qualified.
It's not the MTV Awards, where a Chris Rock gets to roast the acts like Ricky Gervais would at the Golden Globes.
I like the choice. Hope you like it too.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Grammy's Are Feb. 12th......