When Jamaica, Queens and Kingston, Jamaica meet.
The collaboration of these two very different artists is certainly unexpected. Although some critics may think rap veteran LL Cool J has lost his edge due to commercial success and age in the ever-evolving youth-obsessed music business, his lyrics here prove he’s still connected to his roots: “The streets are lethal, hold your head up, you’re still my people.”
Mavado’s signature “gully” voice and production by Grammy award-winning Jerry Wanda give the record an authentic, gritty sound.
Listen to “The Hustler” below, you won’t regret it.