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LL Cool and Brad Paisley Release New Song, 'Live for You'

Second collaboration follows 'Accidental Racist'

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley.
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April 10, 2013 2:30 PM ET

As if Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist" hadn't caused enough fuss this week, the duo returns with "Live for You," a new collaboration they recorded for LL Cool J's upcoming album Authentic. The new tune turns the tables on the country-rap jam, featuring Paisley crooning in R&B style between LL's loving rhymes over a free-floating beat. "Bright lights shine through / Help me to find you," the MC raps. "A room with no walls / I can't define you." Head over to LL Cool J's Soundcloud for a listen.

Brad Paisley, LL Cool J's 'Accidental Racist' Song Raises Eyebrows

Authentic will be out April 30th. Both Paisley and LL Cool J have stood by "Accidental Racist," despite strong reactions to the song. Paisley said he "wouldn't change a thing" about his new album, Wheelhouse, and added, "This is a record meant to be FAR from easy listening. But fun. Like life." LL Cool J said he was "proud" of the track, calling it a "bold statement."

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