LL Cool J – who hosted last night’s Grammy Awards – is set to release the song he performed at the end of the ceremony with Public Enemy‘s Chuck D, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Z-Trip.
During the performance, they paid tribute to the late Beastie Boys rapper MCA, by dropping in a sample of the group’s 1987 single ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’.
The letters ‘RIP MCA’ flashed up on the screen behind them, and LL Cool J shouted: “Beastie Boys. MCA Forever.”
‘Whaddup’ is taken from LL Cool J’s thirteenth solo album, ‘Authentic’, which will be released in the United States on May 7. Scroll down to listen to the track, which follows the previously released singles ‘Ratchet’ and ‘Take It’.
LL Cool J last released an album in 2008. ‘Exit 13’ was put out on Def Jam Recordings and was his final LP for his long-term label.
Mumford & Sons, Adele and The Black Keys all scooped up Grammy Awards last night (February 10).
The Black Keys bagged the most success overall, winning four of the six awards for which they had been shortlisted including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album for ‘El Camino’.
Mumford & Sons picked up the coveted Record Of The Year prize for their second album ‘Babel’. They were presented with the award by Adele, who had earlier picked up Best Pop Solo Performance for her live version of ‘Set Fire To The Rain’.
Fun. scooped Best New Artist and Song of the Year for ‘We Are Young’, while Gotye won Record of the Year for his hit ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ – one of three awards he picked up on the night.