LL Cool J Joins Brad Paisley on “Accidental Racist”

Soren Baker
Stop The Presses! (NEW)
April 9, 2013

LL Cool J has just gone where few rappers have.

The "NCIS: Los Angeles" star and host of the Grammy Awards appears on country singer Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist.”

The song features Paisley and LL Cool J approaching racism from different perspectives, Paisley from a white man who is proud of his Southern heritage and LL Cool J from a black man who wants to be judged for the content of his character, not his appearance.

Although collaborations between rap and country stars are rare, at least one unlikely cross-genre pairing has enjoyed tremendous success. In 2004, Nelly and Tim McGraw combined for what is to-date the biggest rap-country collaboration of all time with the hit single “Over And Over.” Nelly featured the song, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, on his Suit album.

“Accidental Racist” appears on Paisley’s Wheelhouse album, which is available Tuesday, April 9.

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