Veteran rapper LL Cool J hinted he may be dropping an album of new material in the coming months and opened a new chapter in an ongoing feud with Def Jam President Jay-Z, during an interview with internet show Blok TV.

"Honestly, I love the competition, it's beautiful. I'm about to smack some cats around here soon. They talking a little reckless out there. They stepped in and got themselves in trouble," said the Queens MC on the show. "So, its gonna be a lot of fun man. Next couple of months in hip-hop are about to be real exciting."

LL is believed to be referring to Jay-Z's lyrics in a 50 Cent remix of "I Get Money," in which Jay-Z says "I'm already the G.O.A.T.” G.O.A.T. ("Greatest Of All Times"), a moniker LL Cool J has used for years.

Although Jay-Z told New York hip-hop radio station Hot 97's Angie Martinez he wasn't taking any jabs at the legendary rapper during an interview last week, some find it doubtful that the recent troubles between them didn't inspire the line.

The disagreement between LL Cool J and Jay-Z began in 2004, when Jay-Z became president of Def Jam records, the label LL has been signed to since the 80s. "I think Def Jam needs to be a better promoter of hip-hop. I think Jay-Z does a very good job... of promoting Jay-Z," LL was quoted saying at last year's VMAs.

"This new generation doesn't necessarily know my history. Sometimes you gotta 'Bernard Hopkins' a cat for them to understand what they dealing with," LL continued during Blok TVs interview. "There's a lot of paper champions running around frontin' and we're gonna get it straight now. I'm happy this moment has come to this cause it's about to get real funny right now.

"I don't even know why you did that to yourself," LL said while speaking directly to the camera, "when you was doing that verse you shoulda been doing your job."