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James Todd Smith
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Born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, Ladies Love Cool James (LL Cool J) began his career in Queens, N.Y. when he was 16 years old, though he had been rapping since the age of nine. His grandfather bought him a mixing table and LL began to record tapes in his home. His father was Jimmy Nunya

Inevitably, he sent his tapes to various record labels and finally interested Def Jam Productions. In 1984 they signed him and released his first single, "I Need A Beat." The single sold more than 100,000 copies and established LL Cool J in the rap industry. His debut album, I Can't Live Without My Radio, (which went platinum) was recorded in 1985 after LL left high school to pursue a career in music. 1987 marked the release of his second album Bigger and Deffer, which soared to the No. 3 spot on the pop charts with the help of the hit single, "I Need Love".

LL's ability to intuitively combine rap and pop is his strong point, but at the same time it has cost him the respect of many rap fans who claimed he has a sold out. The successful single, "Goin' Back to Cali," appeared on the Less Than Zero soundtrack in 1988, further boosting his crossover popularity. In 1990 LL struck again with Mama Said Knock You Out, which marked him as a rap super-guru and pop deity. After this ascension, he starred in two movies and appeared and performed at the MTV Inaugural Ball in honor of President Clinton. He released 14 Shots to the Dome in 1993. LL returned to the studio to record the double platinum album Mr. Smith in 1995.

Throughout the mid-90s, LL continued to branch out into acting, taking roles in films such as Woo, Halloween: H20, and the Oliver Stone football opus Any Given Sunday. During this time, he released All World: Greatest Hits (1996) and Phenomenon (1997), an album that did not do well commercially or critically as it appeared LL was more interested in Hollywood than the hip-hop scene. LL confirmed his attraction to acting over the next few years, taking a small part in 2000’s Charlie’s Angels and then scoring a starring role in the 2002 remake of Rollerball. In between, he found time to release G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), a self-assured collection that highlighted LL’s classic lyrical flow and gave him some much-needed cred in the ever-changing rap landscape.

With his 2002 release, 10, LL reaffirms the strength of his position in the popular culture of music. “I consider this disc to be a milestone in my life,” says LL Cool J. “A tenth album for anybody is truly an amazing moment.” While the world of hip-hop has not, historically, provided much stability or staying power for the artists that shaped it, LL Cool J has managed to take a stand within it, combining rap and pop influences that appeal to both realms.
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LL Cool J - To Da Break Of Dawn album art LL Cool J To Da Break Of Dawn (Remix Version) (as L.L. Cool J) and 1 more… LL Cool J - To Da Break Of Dawn (Single) Motown US 1990 Sell This Version
MPR 19 LL Cool J - To Da Break Of Dawn / I Can't Do Nothing For You, Man! / What A Feeling / House Party album art Various To Da Break Of Dawn (Remix Version) Various - To Da Break Of Dawn / I Can't Do Nothing For You, Man! / What A Feeling / House Party(12", Promo) Motown MPR 19 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WMSPROM5009, none Wayne Wonder Remix Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go (DJ Remixes)(CDr, Promo) VP Records, Atlantic WMSPROM5009, none 2003 Sell This Version
B0022312-02 LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out album art L.L. Cool J* To Da Break Of Dawn (Remix Version) and 1 more… L.L. Cool J* - Mama Said Knock You Out(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RM) Def Jam Recordings, UMe B0022312-02 US 2014 Sell This Version

Vocals

LL Cool J - Bigger And Deffer (BAD) album art LL Cool J LL Cool J - Bigger And Deffer (BAD) (Album) Columbia US 1987 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Spirit Of The Forest album art Spirit Of The Forest Spirit Of The Forest (12 and 3 more… Spirit Of The Forest - Spirit Of The Forest (Single) Virgin, Virgin US 1989 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Keep It Comin' album art Keith Sweat Keith Sweat - Keep It Comin' (Album) Elektra US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66511 LL Cool J - Heal Yourself album art H.E.A.L. (Human Education Against Lies)* / M.C. Lyte*, Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Ms. Melodie, Run D.M.C.*, Jam Master Jay, Harmony (3), Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J.*, Freddie Foxxx H.E.A.L. (Human Education Against Lies)* / M.C. Lyte*, Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Ms. Melodie, Run D.M.C.*, Jam Master Jay, Harmony (3), Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J.*, Freddie Foxxx - Heal Yourself(12") Elektra 0-66511 US 1991 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Give Peace A Chance album art Peace Choir Peace Choir - Give Peace A Chance (Single) Virgin Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
0 777 7 89530 2 9 LL Cool J - The World's Most Dangerous Party album art Paul Shaffer And The Party Boys Of Rock 'N' Roll* Paul Shaffer And The Party Boys Of Rock 'N' Roll* - The World's Most Dangerous Party(2xCD, Album, Club) SBK Records 0 777 7 89530 2 9 US 1993 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Nuttin' But Love album art Heavy D. & The Boyz Friends & Respect Heavy D. & The Boyz - Nuttin' But Love (Album) Uptown Records US 1994 Sell This Version
UPT5P-3552 LL Cool J - Various Remixes album art Mary J. Blige Mary Jane (All Night Long) (Remix) Mary J. Blige - Various Remixes(CD, Maxi, Promo) Uptown Records UPT5P-3552 US 1995 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Mr. Smith album art LL Cool J Papa Luv It (as L.L. Cool J) LL Cool J - Mr. Smith (Album) Def Jam Recordings Europe 1995 Sell This Version
485368.2 LL Cool J - The Day album art Babyface This Is For The Lover In You Babyface - The Day(CD, Album) Epic 485368.2 Asia 1996 Sell This Version
663935 4 LL Cool J - This Is For The Lover In You album art Babyface This Is For The Lover In You (That Kind Of Man Mix) Babyface - This Is For The Lover In You(Cass, Single) Epic 663935 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none LL Cool J - Планета Рок album art Барбитура Нокаут Барбитура - Планета Рок(Cass, Album) Classic Company none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Howard Stern: Private Parts (The Album) album art Various I Make My Own Rules Various - Howard Stern: Private Parts (The Album) (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1997 Sell This Version
CRA 487524 2, 487524 2 Allure (3) No Question Allure (3) - Allure(CD, Album) Crave, Track Masters CRA 487524 2, 487524 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Dear Mallika album art The Rapsody Feat. LL Cool J The Rapsody Feat. LL Cool J - Dear Mallika (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, Mercury Europe 1998 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Overture - Hip Hop Meets Classic album art The Rapsody Dear mallika (D.O.N.S Alternative Mix The Rapsody - Overture - Hip Hop Meets Classic (Album, Comp) Mercury, Def Jam Recordings, Island Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
TTR-1062 LL Cool J - I Can Love You / I Love You (Remixes) album art Mary J. Blige Mary Jane (All Night Long) (Remix) Mary J. Blige - I Can Love You / I Love You (Remixes)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Mary J. Blige), Not On Label (TTR Series) TTR-1062 US 1999 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection album art Boyz II Men Hey Lover Boyz II Men - Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection (Album, Comp) Universal Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Kaos: The Anti-Acoustic Warfare album art Adam F Greatest Of All Time Adam F - Kaos: The Anti-Acoustic Warfare (Album) EMI, EMI Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
LL Cool J - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) album art Craig Mack Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (Dirty) (as L.L. Cool J) Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Bad Boy Entertainment US 1994 Sell This Version
Samp 117 LL Cool J - Bmg & floorfillers dj pool presents: Busta Rhymes & Eric Sermon album art Dj Kid & DJ Original Promo mix Dj Kid & DJ Original - Bmg & floorfillers dj pool presents: Busta Rhymes & Eric Sermon(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) BMG Samp 117 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version