SINGLES REVIEW

Verbals by Steve Limmer
LL Cool J – Luv U Better (Def Jam)
€˜LL on a smooth tip €™ is one statement usually guaranteed to alienate his fan-base, but this joint has many qualities warranting a good listen. Production courtesy of Neptunes is a major factor, they have created something quite unusual, a very fresh yet mellow beat that is unmistakably stamped with the Neptune €™s characteristic sub-bass. When they go all out in the studio, you tend to stand up & listen; whether it €™s polishing turds like Britney or N €™Sync, or creating bangers for Nore, Busta etc. For LL, this is an accomplished smooth joint, and will be blowing up on a radio near you very soon.
RATING: 7 / 10