Actually it shouldn’t come as a surprise ’cause Mr Carter and Mr. Smith haven’t seen eye to eye since back in the day when Jay-Z was president of Def Jam and LL was signed to the label as an artist. At the time, LL felt his album “Todd Smith” didn’t get the marketing and promotion that it deserved.
LL did an interview where he said, “I’m not anti-Jay-Z. I’m just pro-LL.”
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Not one for holding his tongue, Uncle L has sent a shot or two in Hova’s direction as far as the so-called sales of his latest opus, “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
In an interview with Revolt TV, LL Cool J weighed in Jay-Z’s deal with Samsung. He feels that getting a company to purchase a million records from you to give it away to the consumers isn’t the same as getting a million people to go out and buy your album.
“Numbers are Numbers. In the numbers is truth, but in terms of touching the people it’s a little different,” LL said.
“For me as an artist I still want to be able to touch the people individually. It still matters to me that people individually went out and bought my record,” the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star and rapper went on to say. “Although I still think a million sold is a million sold, for me I like to know that a million PEOPLE bought my record, not a company bought a million copies of my record.”