LL Cool J breaks it down in an interview with Billboard on the long-awaited collaboration with Eminem. He goes into depth on the two’s love for each other’s art and where the collab will appear. Hit the jump.

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“He actually did his vocals and everything. It really happened. I want the overall project to be good. Em is my man and I love him. He’s also a friend of mine, so we’ll definitely get it poppin’. The world has been waiting for that. They’ll get it the right way and it’s gonna be amazing.”

LL doesn’t recall the first time he and Em met, but Eminem did say during a prank call was at a Foot Locker. However LL does appreciate Eminem’s love for Hip-Hop culture.

“He’s such a student of Hip-Hop. He knew all of my music. He called up the radio station singing ‘Go Cut Creator Go’ and that’s a song nobody knows until you’re a diehard LL aficionado. Every time I’ve met Em, he’s had a great spirit. We’ve hung out many times. When I got my [Hollywood] star, he did something cool for me – he bought me a cool ad in a mag. He’s always given me love. I respect and appreciate what he’s done in his career. It always made me feel good to see somebody that I inspired take it to that level. These are the kinds of people that, at one time in their lives, saw me on TV and they were rapping along then went on to have such a illustrious career. I love Em and look forward to including him in this next project.”

Cool says he and Eminem’s collaboration will not appear on his upcoming G.O.A.T 2 album, but on another untitled body of work that will be out soon:

“I want to give this era a taste of LL Cool J. With Hip Hop today, in this era, I feel like I have to make a contribution. I’ve made a contribution in every other era. I haven’t made a high powered one in this era yet. I look forward to doing that. I think it’s going to set a standard for the culture in general. It’ll make things a lot more fun.”

Wonder what type of a song this could be…patiently waiting!