Snap Judgment: LL Cool J's ''Control Myself''
Guess I was expecting something more momentous from a collaboration between LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, and video auteur Hype Williams than this clip, which debuted Monday on MTV’s TRL. (It should be playing at MTV.com’s Overdrive page any time now, but until then, you can catch it at YouTube.)
The song itself, in which LL Cool J tries to pick up a club hottie, sounds like a retread of Tone-Loc’s ”Wild Thing” over the beats from Missy Elliott’s ”Lose Control.” The visuals are nothing special, though the triple horizontal split-screen effect Williams uses throughout the clip allows the viewer to see both the rapper’s abs and J. Lo’s assets at the same time, which I guess is what’s important. All in all, a little too controlled.