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L.L. Cool J working with 50 Cent on new album
Although his last album came out only five months ago, L.L. Cool J is already working on another new project that will be produced by 50 Cent. "We did six records in three or four days," 50 said last night (Aug. 31) during the MTV Video Music Awards preshow. L.L. then said the as-yet-untitled album would be his last for longtime label home Def Jam. "For me, I needed to go and work with somebody who really had my best interests at heart," he said. The artist has released 12 albums for Def Jam; the most recent of which, Todd Smith, debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200. L.L. previously acknowledged allegiance with 50 Cent's G-Unit crew by featuring Lloyd Banks on a recent single, "Bump This." The track was reportedly intended for a re-release of Todd Smith but failed to appear on any Billboard charts. During the VMA telecast, L.L. and 50 appeared onstage together to present the best female video award. Later in the evening, they hosted a VMA after-party at the hotspot Tao, which featured a performance by Gnarls Barkley.

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