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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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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