LL Cool J “Authentic” Cover Art & Release Date


On the eve of the 55th Grammy Awards, host and hip-hop veteran LL Cool J took to Myspace to unveil his new album’s cover art and delay its release.

Authentic, the rapper’s thirteenth studio project, has undergone a few changes since LL first announced its longer Authentic Hip Hop title and Feb. 12 release late last year. The album is now expected to be released on May 7.

LL has dropped a couple of tracks leading up to Authentic. The diva-dissing “Ratchet” dropped last October, while the visuals for “Take It” surfaced in December.