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Got inspired by nigga King Just’s audio-uploading escapade this morning and went diggin’ for my favorite unreleased LL Cool J song. That’s right kids I’m still on my LL shit—don’t ask me why.

Anyway, it’s called “Mr. Controversy.” I had a tape of it back in the days and lost it. Thankfully, some dude on the soulstrut forums has a zshare of it (hint, hint) and even though the intro and outro are cut it’s still bangin’.

I love this joint because dude goes after people just like me, the scum of the earth—music journalists! To quote that brother Chucky D—“Learn the words you might sing this.”

“Give me a lighter, I’m headed for the newsstand
And negative articles get turned to particles
Romped and stomped and treated bad like roaches
The world is like a game full of players and coaches
Smile and smirk about a style that’s new
Write it up, type it up, hype it up and sell it to
Middle America, mainly inner city
What I say will make waves so funky nitty gritty
Exploitation of the young mind
Use him to sell and to say what the hell
Let’s find a new duck
Get paid off his good luck
Gimme a break
Don’t even think about a handshake
Get me my pen
I’ma get funky again and again and again
And it’ll never end
‘Cause real men don’t bend or fold
Ice cold, I never did play the role
They made the rules
I pulled out my tools
CD against paper, I’m gonna crush the fool.”

“Mr. Controversy (produced by Marley Marl?)”

Bonus: Blowticious, Baby!

“Bring On The Mo’s & Ho’s”

  • http://wmdeez.wordpress.com nation

    “yo LL is once every two albums”

  • PURPLE HULK

    FIRST!!!! YN STOP BEING A BITCH AND DO THE 24 BLOGS in 24 HOURS. AND STOP PUTTING UP LL HE IS HOMO

  • Omar

    I said it before, LL is one of the greatest ever.

  • ClickEmpty

    LL’s tempo sucks on this. Rakim got the flow right on Know The Ledge.

  • Cuban Link

    ^No I said that.Fuck you and your shit popping up onmy screen!

    Albany’s Finest my ass.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kobwoiiz1 MaccMilez

    this man is crazy i mean .. he’s prolly one of the only ppl to get so much respect .. and barely EVER TALK ABOUT A GANGSTER IMAGE .. props props pros till mah grave ..

  • http://www.myspace.com/kobwoiiz1 MaccMilez

    this man is crazy i mean .. he’s prolly one of the only ppl to get so much respect .. and barely EVER TALK ABOUT A GANGSTER IMAGE .. props props props till mah grave ..

  • Ironman79

    That’s that classic LL right there. I love when he was ripping shit like that.

  • bbatson

    LL is the shit. I think hip hop revisionist have written LL out of the picture as far as top 5′s and all that but anyone 25 and up should understand his greatness and understand that jump from a what was before him to him was as great as pre rakim to ra.

    yo elliot PLEASE do not send the people from here to soulstrut okay.. thanks.

    and that copy sounds horrible. I’ll get a better one to you.

  • Purple Hulk

    WACK, FUCK THAT WACK SHIT, GO BACK TO POSTING SOME KRS, OR ELSE JUST DONT EVEN POST, I SAW A INTERVIEW YOU DID, YOU WERE GIGGLING LIKE A LITTLE BITCH.

  • bbatson

    you’re from queens? hahahahahahahaha!!!

    hardbody more like jellybody!

  • bbatson

    the first comment was mine. The rest are somebody using my name because this site always has someone elses there when you post.

  • Rizzop

    yeah it knda fucked up to say ,but homie dont get his probs….is it the singing to women? 50 cent= 2007 LL

  • Purple Hulk

    AND YOU BETTER STOP POSTING THIS WACK SHIT AND START POSTING SOME KRS AGAIN

  • http://xxlmag.com doctor69

    queens in the building reping 69th st gaylords in gaysiville nyc what niggers ya heard what what I’ll take on any nigger I can spit the best gay hiphop lyrics around me and my boyfriend are starting a rap group called the swallowers gayea.Fake nyc stand up holla at your gaylord.

  • English Hooligan

    Now that was fire, classic LL!

    There’s a doper unreleased cut than that out there though. “Year of the Hip-Hop” I think it was called around ’93. With the ‘hibby-dibby-hip-hop,the hibby” sample from the Sugar Hill Gang and the well used UFTO sample mixed in as well. LL going off in raw braggadocio style. Now if anyone can dig that out then they truly are the Don!

  • b-ease

    Top 7, maybe top 5, definetly top 10. Longevity even though he hasnt been influential creatively for ten years.

  • Combat Jack

    YN snorts space invaders!

  • PURPLE HULK

    YN YOU ROCK! I GIVE WOBBLE JOBS TO HOMELESS FOLKS!

  • Tha Ace

    ClickEmpty Says:

    July 24th, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    LL’s tempo sucks on this. Rakim got the flow right on Know The Ledge.

    ^^^^^i agree u know how many big name rappers have bit a line from that Rakim joint??? its ridiculous

  • FADE

    when he was still hungry ….wow

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King Ben

    Shitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Purple Hulk

    BITCH, STOP POSTING AS ME

    EVERYONE KNOWS YN IS A LITTLE PUNK BITCH, HES 50′S BITCH, HE SPENDS ALL DAY FANTASIZING OVER WEEZY AND 50 WHILE POSTING RIDICULOUSLY IRRELEVANT AND WACK AUDIO THAT SUCKS.

    YN, WE DEMAND YOUR RESIGNATION FROM XXL, YOU SHOULD BE FIRED YOU LITTLE PUNK.