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LL Cool J Explains Joe Buddens Rant

Posted By on June 18, 2009

    Rap legend LL Cool J recently weighed in on Joe Budden's now infamous rant about Method Man and Busta Rhymes. [watch here] The music pioneer explained and supported Budden's opinions but also said that battling is an aspect of hip-hop that rappers should eventually out grow. [watch here]

    "Nowadays, [battling] is more about 'Are you making money, are you a businessman,'" LL explains.  [watch here] "I think the least important thing in hip-hop now is hip-hop. That's probably the least relevant thing. So I think Joe Budden has a right to feel how he feels. I think each individual has to make a decision and stand by that decision. So I can't be mad a Joe for feeling that. I can't be mad at Busta for feeling the way he feels…You can't remain a child forever, we all have to grow up. Michael Jordan is not in the Finals this year, that's just life. We gotta be willing to accept that. Sometimes a part of growing is knowing you'll be criticized for certain things you leave behind. That just comes with the territory. But for me to pretend to be 24 year-old LL Cool J for the rest of my life, that's not." [watch here]

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