LL Cool J, ‘No More’ Feat. Ne-Yo – Song Review
It's been a long time since we heard any new material from rap icon LL Cool J. The Grammy Award-winning artist is currently getting his acting on as the star of CBS' hit show 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' As part of Tuesday night's (Nov. 15) episode arc, LL created this rap ballad 'No More' (featuring Ne-Yo) as the soundtrack to his character's storyline.
Produced by Rico Love and Jim Jonsin, LL reflects on a love lost over plucky guitars and a mid-tempo beat. "Slip in the door, you hold my hopes so / All I hear is, 'Love don't live here anymore,'" he raps as he compares a failed relationship to an unstable building. "We could tear the house down or build some scaffold / We're sitting on the fence so where you wanna go / You're the architect of your life, it's your show/ You create the blueprint, and how the rooms flow," he adds.
Ne-Yo continues the emotional burden on the song's hook singing, "Don't understand what we gonna do / But is like you don't know me / And I don't know you, no more."
LL Cool J's 'No More' is a tear-jerky song that has a few cheesy lyrics but, overall, it's not that bad. It's good to hear the veteran rhyme-slinger on a new track, however, he might want to leave the emo-rapping to Drake because he has it on lock right now.
Listen to LL Cool J, 'No More' Feat. Ne-Yo