'Violator' Compilation Returns In July

New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule will be found on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the sequel to 1999's "Violator" compilation. Due July 24, the album is the

New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule will be found on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the sequel to 1999's "Violator" compilation. Due July 24, the album is the first fruit of entertainment company Violator's new distribution deal with Sony. Among the featured cuts are two Neptunes-produced tracks: Busta Rhymes' "What it is Right Now" featuring Kelis, and Noreaga's "Grimey."

Other songs on the set include LL Cool J's "Throw Your Hands Up" (produced by Swizz Beats), Jo Jo Pellegrino and Method Man on "Up and At 'Em," collaborations between Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo and Ludacris and Prodigy's Mobb Deep and Jadakiss, and an as-yet-unnamed Jermaine Dupri track.

The first "Violator" album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and sported Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing," which reached the top-10 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. Violator had been linked with Def Jam, now part of Universal's Island/Def Jam Music Group, since the early '90s.