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LL COOL J Recruits Fat Joe And Rick Ross For ‘Saturday Night Special’

‘Saturday Night Special’ is the first single from LL’s 14th studio album ‘The FORCE (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy).’

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LL COOL J - Photo: Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
LL COOL J - Photo: Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

LL COOL J has made his triumphant return to music with the release of his new single “Saturday Night Special,” featuring Rick Ross and Fat Joe via Def Jam Recordings/Virgin Music Group.

The new single kicks off with producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Q-Tip’s innovative sonic approach as LL COOL J, Rick Ross, and Fat Joe dance on the track describing the harsh realities and intricate dynamics of life and the code of ethics that governs it.

Named “Saturday Night Special” after the revolver class of the same name, LL COOL J highlights different types of key players found in the hustle, such as the “greedy killer” who reacts violently to disrespect, and the “daredevil type” who seeks attention and a reputation. With an emphasis on self-preservation and strategic interaction, the song’s core message is one of trust and reciprocity in the hustle.

The accompanying minimalist, black and white music video brings this hustler anthem to life as LL, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross perform together, laying down the lyrics. The video was shot in Miami, Florida and directed by JakeTheShooter with creative direction from HiHat. Check out the visual below.

LL COOL J - Saturday Night Special ft. Rick Ross, Fat Joe

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“‘Saturday Night Special’ is just the beginning,” LL said. “There’s a lot more where this came from, and I’m hype for y’all to hear this new record. We’re doing this for the fans and for Hip-Hop culture.”

“Saturday Night Special” is the first single to be released from LL’s highly anticipated 14th studio album The FORCE (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy), set for release this fall following over a decade long hiatus. The record was executive produced by Q-Tip.

With this album, LL will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Def Jam Recordings. As LL was the label’s first release, there is no better way to represent the legacy of Def Jam Recordings on its 40th year.

To get fans excited about the release of The FORCE, LL has teamed up with Coors Light for five exclusive listening experiences throughout the summer.

Buy or stream “Saturday Night Special.”

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