LL Cool J

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LL Cool J

James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J, (short for Ladies Love Cool James is known for romantic ballads such as “I Need Love“, “Around the Way Girl” and “Hey Lover” as well as pioneering hip-hop such as “I Can’t Live Without My Radio“, “I’m Bad“, “The Boomin’ System“, and “Mama Said Knock You Out“. He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations and is currently starring on NCIS: Los Angeles.

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Exit 13

Exit 13 is the twelfth and final studio album on American rapper LL Cool J’s record deal with Def Jam Recordings, a deal that had lasted for more than two decades. It was released on September 9, 2008.

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Todd Smith

Todd Smith is the eleventh studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on April 11, 2006 by his label Def Jam Recordings. It includes collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Juelz Santana, Teairra Mari, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, 112, Mary Mary, Ryan Toby (from City High) and Freeway.

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The DEFinition

The DEFinition is the tenth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings. It was released on August 31, 2004 and peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The DEFinition debuted in the top 5 and was certified Gold in the United States. The majority of the album was…

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10

10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums…

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G.O.A.T.

G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) is the eighth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings. It was released on September 12, 2000, and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was LL Cool J’s first and to date only album to reach the #1 spot.

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Phenomenon

Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore Rap tracks. The album was certified Platinum, unlike Mr. Smith, which was certified 2x Platinum. The album is…

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Mr. Smith

Mr. Smith is the sixth studio album by rapper LL Cool J, released in 1995. After the commercially disappointing 14 Shots to the Dome, it was a success, being certified 2x Platinum and spawning three top 10 hits, “Hey Lover”, “Doin It”, and “Loungin”. Unlike his previous release, which focused on hardcore rap, this album…

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14 Shots to the Dome

14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by rapper LL Cool J, released in 1993, and the first since his highly successful album Mama Said Knock You Out. Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West coast gangsta…

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Mama Said Knock You Out

Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by hip-hop artist LL Cool J. The album was released in 1990, after the critically disappointing Walking with a Panther in 1989. Mama Said Knock You Out is also seen as a third classic in LL’s catalog by fans and critics alike.

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Walking with a Panther

Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by high-selling hip-hop artist LL Cool J. Released in 1989, the album was a commercial success, with several charting singles (“Going Back to Cali,” “I’m That Type of Guy,” “Jingling Baby,” “Big Ole Butt,” and “One Shot at Love”). The album however was often criticized by…

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Bigger and Deffer

Bigger and Deffer (BAD), is the second studio album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful “rap ballad”, “I Need Love”. It also contains the single “Go Cut Creator Go”, which paid homage to his DJ, and the breakthrough single in the U.K. “I’m Bad”. With over…

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Radio

Radio is the debut album of American rapper LL Cool J, released November 18, 1985 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. It serves as the label’s first full-length album release. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1984 to 1985 at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. The album…

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Since 1984: LL Cool J releases "Phenomenon" Oct. 14, 1997 on Def Jam Recordings

Since 1984: On this day Oct. 14, 1997, LL Cool J released his seventh album “Phenomenon” on Def Jam Recordings. The album went on to go certified platinum by the RIAA. For more nostalgic posts like this one, check out defjam30.com

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "Exit 13" On Def Jam Recordings

SINCE 1984: On this day, September 9, 2008, LL Cool J released his album, “Exit 13″ on Def Jam Recordings.  

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "The DEFinition" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 31, 2004, LL Cool J released his tenth album, “The DEFinition” on Def Jam Recordings.    

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SINCE 1984: LL Cool J Released, "Mama Said Knock You Out" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, August 27, 1990, LL Cool J released his fourth album, “Mama Said Knock You Out” on Def Jam Recordings.

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Since 1984: LL Cool J On American Bandstand In 1986

Check out LL Cool J on American Bandstand with Dick Clark back in 1986. Watch the interview above.

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Since 1984: LL Cool J Released "14 Shots To The Dome" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, June 1, 1993, LL Cool J released his fifth album, “14 Shots To The Dome” on Def Jam Recordings. Below, you can stream the album via Spotify.

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Since 1984: LL Cool J's Single, "Going Back To Cali" Is Certified Gold

On this day, May 28, 1991, @llcoolj‘s single, “Going Back To Cali” was certified Gold.

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Since 1984: LL Cool J's “Mama Said Knock You Out” Single Was Certified Gold

On This day, May 18, 1991, LL Cool J’s single, “Mama Said Knock You Out” was certified gold.

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Since 1984: LL Cool J Performs on Yo! MTV Raps Unplugged 1991

While putting together this post and researching LL Cool J’s performance on YO! MTV Raps Unplugged back in 1991, I stumbled across a detailed blog on Blogger.com by Ransom of Chronological Snobbery which I think pretty much captured everything there is to say about this LL Cool J performance. Nineteen years ago today, on May…

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Since 1984: LL Cool J Performs On Arsenio Hall in 1991

On this day 4/24/1991, LL Cool J was the appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show and performed his hit single, “Mama Said Knock You Out”. Check out the full performance above. For more nostalgic posts like this, check out DefJam30.com

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LL Cool J On Arsenio

25 years ago, LL Cool J first appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, and last night he made his return. He spoke on a number of things including, Michael Jackson, new rappers and much more. Check out Part 2, 3 & 4 below.

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LL Cool J "Def Jam Forever" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Last night during The 56th Annual Grammy Awards, LL Cool J took a moment to speak on Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary this year. In case you missed it, check out the full clip above. #DefJam30  

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LL Cool J On Jimmy Kimmel Live

LL Cool J was one of the special guest on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. During their conversation, LL speaks on The Def Jam 30th Anniversary, how he started making music, touring with Public Enemy & Run DMC, hosting The Grammy Awards and much more. Part 2 & 3 below.

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LL Cool J releases first single

“I Need A Beat” Released in November 1984 and bearing catalog number DJ001m “I Need A Beat” was the very first Def Jam single released after Rick and Russell teamed up. They couldn’t have chosen a better standard-bearer. His obvious writing & rapping skills aside, LL Cool J clearly saw is destiny and the destiny…

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LL Cool J- Mama Said Knock You Out

Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by hip-hop artist LL Cool J. The album was released in 1990. Mama Said Knock You Out is also seen as a third classic in LL’s catalog by fans and critics alike. The album spawned four hit singles: “The Boomin’ System,” “Around the Way Girl,” (which sampled clips from the Mary Jane Girls song “All…

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LL Cool J- Bigger And Deffer

Bigger and Deffer (BAD), is the second studio album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful “rap ballad”, “I Need Love”. It also contains the single “Go Cut Creator Go”, which paid homage to his DJ, and the breakthrough single in the U.K. “I’m Bad”. With over…

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LL Cool J "Radio"

Radio is the debut album of American rapper LL Cool J, released November 18, 1985 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. It serves as the label’s first full-length album release. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1984 to 1985 at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. The album…

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LL Cool J's "I Am Hip Hop" BET Hip Hop Awards Acceptance Speech.

Check out LL Cool J accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” award at BET’s Hip Hop Awards last night. Read his speech below. My acceptance speech/what I won’t do is try preach/I won’t assume that I am smarter than you and try to teach/What I will do is set an example for you and inspire…

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LL Cool J On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Check out LL Cool J on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Discussing last year’s Golden Globes with Puff, his trips back to Queens and touring with DJ Z-Trip. EXIT 13 In Stores Now! Get your copy. Text LLCOOLJ to 66937 for a free LL Cool J ringtone and updates

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LL Cool J Interview With Tim Westwood.

Check out LL Cool J’s recent interview with Time Westwood. EXIT 13 In Stores Now! Get your copy. Text LLCOOLJ to 66937 for a free LL Cool J ringtone and updates

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LL Cool J On The Jimmy Fallon Show.

Check out video of LL Cool J on the Jimmy Fallon Show promoting his new book LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle. EXIT 13 In Stores Now! Get your copy. Text LLCOOLJ to 66937 for a free LL Cool J ringtone and updates

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LL Cool J On The View.

Check out LL Cool J on the view promoting his new fitness book: LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle. EXIT 13 In Stores Now! Get your copy. Text LLCOOLJ to 66937 for a free LL Cool J ringtone and updates

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LL Cool J Interview With Vanity Fair Magazine.

His one unfulfilled dream is to complete a triathlon, which would be the perfect cause for his charity: Camp Cool J for the inner-city kids of Queens. LL Cool J first tasted fame at the tender age of 17, and, somehow, he deftly managed to avoid the honey traps and minefields that come with the…

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LL Cool J On NBC's Today Show.

Check out LL Cool J on NBC’s Today Show promoting his new fitness book LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle. EXIT 13 In Stores Now! Get your copy. Text LLCOOLJ to 66937 for a free LL Cool J ringtone and updates.

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