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LL Cool J, Brad Paisley Join Forces On ‘Accidental Racist’ – Which May, Or May Not Be The Most Ironic Song Title Ever

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Rap artists working with Country artists isn’t exactly a “new” thing, so when LL Cool J and Brad Paisley teamed up for a song on the latter’s new album, no one thought much of it. Then, along comes the song ‘Accidental Racist’ – and with it, a whole ball of collaborative awkwardness.

The song features Paisley and LL going back and forth on some of the racial issues in America, specifically between Caucasians and African-Americans. While both artists have the best intentions, the end result is getting some serious criticism from the interwebs.

I can’t really blame them. With Paisley belting out an eyebrow raising hook like,

Cause I’m just a white man / Coming to you from the southland / trying to understand what it’s like not to be / I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done / And it ain’t like you and me can rewrite history.

And the lip-licking Cool J following up with adlibs of consolation on a guest verse,

if you don’t judge my gold chains / I’ll forget the iron chains,

If that has you saying ‘WTF?’ just wait until you hear the entire song.

At first I honestly thought this was some leftover April Fool’s joke that I totally missed last week, but apparently I was mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, I believe the hearts of Brad and LL were in the right place when they came together in song to imagine a world without prejudice, but unfortunately the final product fell way short of their dream.

Still in disbelief, I took it a step further and managed to snag an advanced copy of Brad Paisley’s CD, ‘Wheelhouse,’ set to drop tomorrow (Apr. 9); and boom, there it is in all it’s ‘accidentally racist’ glory.

ll cool j brad paisley accidental racist songs

This may be the most literal form of irony I’ve ever seen, heard, or experienced altogether. But don’t take my word for it. Have a listen below, and you be the judge.

What do you think of the song ‘Accidental Racist?’ Comment now!


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