LL Cool J recently blew off rumors of retirement and hinted at his intention to drop a new album, the follow up to his 2008 "Exit 13" album. "I will take my time, and if it takes two more years, it will take two more years," he said in an interview. "But it will be relevant for who I am at this point in my life as a human being. And those who want to hear it will be able to live with it and love it and those who can't appreciate it because it doesn't sound 'pop' enough, can absolutely ignore it. And I'm comfortable with that."
Previously, LL hinted at making a return to the rap game while on the View television show. "Two things, first of all, making albums is a way of expressing my creativity," LL explained. "So I can express my creativity through business. I can express my creativity through my clothing line. I can express my creativity through the different ventures I have. I still wanna do live music and I still do live concerts so people will see me on tour. I'm just not running around looking for a record deal like 'Please listen to my demo.' [laughs] Like right now, that's not what I want to do right now."
LL Cool J – Says He Is Not Retiring; Talks New Album
LL Cool J – On The View