LL Cool J

LL Cool J

 

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James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James),[1] is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. He is known for such hip hop hits as "Going Back to Cali", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", "Rock the Bells" and "Mama Said Knock You Out", as well as romantic ballads such as "Doin' It", "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover".

LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album Exit 13 (2008), was his last for his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings. His latest album, Authentic, was released in April 2013. In 2010, VH1 considered him to be on their "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time" list.[2]

LL Cool J has also appeared in numerous films, including In Too Deep, Any Given Sunday, S.W.A.T., Mindhunters, and Edison. He currently stars in an action role as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna, on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. LL Cool J is also the host of Lip Sync Battle on Paramount Network.[3]

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Radio
 
Radio is the debut studio album by American rapper LL Cool J.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
 
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner.
Authentic
 
Authentic is the thirteenth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J.
Mindhunters
 
Mindhunters is a 2004 American-British crime thriller film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Kathryn Morris, LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins Jr., Christian Slater and Val Kilmer.

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Popular Songs40

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Live Album Appearances & References1

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Films22

TV Shows14

Collaborators & Influencers45

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LL Cool J To Launch Classic Hip Hop Sirius XM Channel
  –  March 30, 2018
LL Cool J has done everything from rapping & acting, to show writing and show hosting; and now he’s going to have his own radio show. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper will launch his classic hip-hop channel called LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J Says Classic Hip-Hop Needs Leadership, So He’s Launching a SiriusXM Channel
  –  March 30, 2018
Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) ATLANTA (AP) — LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop ...
LL Cool J Launches Classic Hip-Hop Radio Channel ‘Rock the Bells’ on SiriusXM
  –  March 30, 2018
The rapper launched the new radio station on Wednesday (March ... way to the event to congratulate the "I Need Love" artist on his accomplishment. Catch LL Cool J on channel 43 of your SiriusXM radio airwaves. Check out highlights from the launch party ...
LL Cool J to Launch New SiriusXM Classic Hip-HopChannel
  –  March 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA (AP) - LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J Is Launching An Classic Hip-Hop Channel On SiriusXM Radio
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J says he felt that yesteryear’s Hip-Hop artists aren ... Surprisingly enough that includes diss records that were aimed at the “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper. “I’m going to play even those records where they talk about me,” he ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 28, 2018
LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio ...
LL Cool J Set to ‘Rock the Bells’ on Satellite Radio
  –  March 27, 2018
The channel replaces Backspin, which focused on Old School hip hop. LL Cool J, the two-time Grammy-winning rapper, will launch his new classic hip-hop SiriusXM channel called “Rock the Bells Radio” on March 28. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) ...
LL Cool J to launch new SiriusXM classic hip-hop channel
  –  March 27, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's ...
'Flava in Ya Ear' Rapper Craig Mack Dies at 46 — Diddy and LL Cool J Pay Tribute: 'You Will Continue to Inspire Us'
  –  March 14, 2018
The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of rapper Craig Mack, who died in Walterboro, South Carolina, on Monday, The New York Daily News first reported. He was 46. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey confirmed the news to the Associated Press ...
LL Cool J leads tributes to former rapper Craig Mack
  –  March 13, 2018
LL Cool J has led tributes to Craig Mack following the former rapper’s death aged 46. Mack was best known for the 1994 hit Flava In Ya Ear but later quit the music industry and devoted his life to religion. LL Cool J wrote on Twitter: “Rest in power ...

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