New Songs: LL Cool J, Cassidy & Dawn Richards

Published: Saturday 16th Jun 2007 by Sam

LL Cool J – Queens

Following the poor sales of LL Cool J’s last album ‘Todd Smith’, the rapper has been very vocal about his disappointment with Def Jam -his label since 1984. LL, 39, continues the trend on this new track ‘Queens’. The song, which features 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Tony Yayo, and Kool G Rap, sees LL taking shots at the reknown label; he raps ‘I wish Rick (Rubin) and Russell (Simmons) was back. I miss the old Def Jam ’cause them new monkeys act like they don’t know who I am.’ The track itself is decent, but I’m not feeling LL’s approach on this. Considering that ‘Queens’ is slated to feature on LL’s upcoming final LP under Def Jam -‘Exit 13’, I don’t think it makes sense for him to go at the label that will be releasing the album. Does he really think they’ll properly promote an album bashing them?

LISTEN: Queens (ft. 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Tony Yayo & Kool G Rap)

Cassidy – My Drink N’ My 2 Step
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Cassidy; a 2005 conviction and a life-threatening car accident in 2006 have kept the rapper out of the limelight. This new song, ‘My Drink N’ My 2 Step’, reunites Cassidy and Swizz Beats (‘I’m A Hustla’, B-B Stance) for what is a great track. Cassidy addresses his many setbacks and proclaims ‘The Husta’s home’. Swizz Beats production on this uptempo track is on-point too. The pair are currently in the studio working on Cassidy’s third album.

LISTEN: My Drink N’ My 2 Step (ft. Swizz Beats)
Dawn Richard – Phase
This new track by Danity Kane’s Dawn surfaced earlier this week. I’m unsure as to whether she’s working on a solo project, whatever the case she’ll have to do better than this. The main problem with ‘Phase’ is Dawn’s hit and miss delivery. Initially she sounds ok, yet as the song progresses she doesn’t really take the track anywhere vocally. The subject matter is kinda tired as well. On the plus side, the production is good.

What do you think of the New Songs?

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  1. Anonymous June 16, 2007

    The song is alright im mean i can listen to it but yea she could have done more like she does when she’s blowin everybody else out the water in Danity Kane

  2. Nikki June 16, 2007

    I like the Cassidy’s,L’s is ok,Dawn’s is ok but Im not a big fan of her voice.

  3. Durrel June 16, 2007

    I agree with the Dawn comment..the song is just lacking seems like she doesn’t really give it her ALL…no REAl good adlibs…just kinda wack in my opinion.

  4. Anonymous June 16, 2007

    i THINK THE JOINT IS HOTTTTT! She sounds good

  5. Anonymous June 18, 2007

    that dawn song sound like song ciara threw away. clearly she’s a better singer but she’s all on ciara’s nuts

  6. Anonymous June 20, 2007

    GOT MY DRINK AND MY TWO STEP….IT’S ON! Love the Cassidy joint!

  7. Anonymous June 20, 2007

    Puffy, making the band, Danity Kane…..ALL GARBAGE…He needs to go back to his ’95 formula and remix that s**t to 2007.

  8. LaLa June 27, 2007

    LL’s new joint is off the hook! I feel you grapejuice, he shouldn’t talk too much ish if he wants the record to see the light of day…but really,what does he have to lose? They aint been promoting him for years now, so he might as well say what’s really been on his mind. I ain’t mad at him.

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