News: LL Cool J Gets Tricky For New Record, Drops "No Crew Is Superior (NCIS)" [Audio]

Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J has joined forces with Tricky Stewart for their new "No Crew Is Superior (NCIS)" record which is inspired by his role in the new cable series, "NCIS: Los Angeles."

The record reflects on his television character, "Sam Hanna," and describes his aim to succeed.

"The bags under my eyes have my family stressed," LL raps. "My mind's full of drama, these thoughts is screen tests -- Heard you were prayin' for my downfall/Cigar on your desk/But this is war, doesn't matter who's wrong, it's who's left/I have simple tastes, I'm only satisfied with the best/And Oscar said it best, nothing succeeds like excess/So I do foolish things with the noblest motives/Play golf in the sand trap filled with explosives..." ("NCIS")

LL also released a statement regarding the song's significance.

"This song is the musical interpretation of what I felt after meeting with NCIS agents, experienced Marines and Navy Seals," said LL in a press release. "It represents the collective energy in the room. I was so inspired I wrote the song on set." (Press Release)

Grammy-winning producer Tricky Stewart weighed in on his thoughts about the record.

From Tricky's point of view, "It was great to reunite with LL Cool J. His name is stamped on some of the best records that have ever been made in hip hop. Driven by his passion for the project and the strength of the lyrics, he makes my job to create a new track complicated and easy at the same time, because LL always delivers something new and innovative to the genre." (Ace Showbiz)

A music video is also reportedly going to be released later this month.

Recorded for LL Cool J's Boomdizzle label, the song will underscore CBS's upcoming on-air promotional campaign and extensive radio and online outreach for the premiere of "NCIS: Los Angeles," the network said. The song's music video, which is to be released next week, includes recording session footage and clips from the television drama, CBS said. (Post Chronicle)

Check out LL Cool J's "No Crew Is Safe (NCIS)" song below:

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