'I'm laid back in the strawberry Range -- two decades and ain't a damn thing changed,' spits LL Cool J, sounding a bit more like it's 1995 and he's still on top. Actually, that's the vibe of the whole album: retro mid-90s LL. So in addition to getting the required names (Scott Storch and Neptunes slacking off hard with some disrespectfully watery beats here), he dusts off his long-time producers Trackmasters for three tracks. If the Beatnuts were pissed about what they did to Watch Out Now for Jenny From The Block, then DJ Premier's really not going to like the beat-robbing duo prettying up his You Know My Steez drums with no credit. Speaking of Jenny, her Control Myself duet with LL (produced by Jermaine Dupri) is the thing actually 'hotter than a shot of Cuervo' amid mostly luke-warmth on Uncle L's 12th try.