LL Cool J is developing a “real, proper, true album” for his fans.

The hip-hop legend hasn’t created new music in nearly half a decade.

LL is excited about what he’s producing.

“Well, I took four years off to do TV and kinda explore other things artistically," LL told MTV News.

“I just felt like it was time to come back to my roots. I feel like I don't want to just totally ignore and get away from what got me here. I don't forget where I came from, and I love music. So it's time for me to give those LL Cool J fans who have been patiently waiting for an album to give them a real album, not me tinkering around, not some little underground single that bleeds from nowhere, but a real, proper, true album.”

Listeners can expect to hear bona fide rap.

“It's authentic hip-hop. I can't wait for people to hear it,” he shared.

“It's definitely for people who grew up and who bought some vinyl when they were growing up or at least bought a CD when they were growing up, and its real hip-hop.”