Whaddup

Album: Authentic (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds LL Cool J collaborating with Public Enemy leader Chuck D, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, American DJ and producer Z-Trip and Blink-182 drummer Travis Baker. "The song is about is somebody's who's got so much pressure on them that they're ready to go postal," LL explained to Radio.com. "But instead of actually going postal, they actually fight back through succeeding and by making it happen. If I'm gonna hit a drum and get wicked, I want the best drummer. I don't want to start an argument. Give me Travis Barker. This is a hip-hop scratch kinda thing so let's get Tom Morello who can damn near scratch with his guitar and let him and Z [Trip] go back and forth. Let Z do some wicked scratching on there. Let Chuck [D] bring the live thing. Don't just sample Chuck, let me get Chuck."
  • LL Cool J closed the 2013 Grammy Awards with a performance of this song, which also featured all four of its guest artists.

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