Artist Name

LL Cool J

 

Artist Image

User Rating

(0 users) - Love it?

 

Studio Album Releases

Authentic (2013)
All World 2 (2009)
Exit 13 (2008)
Todd Smith (2006)
The DEFinition (2004)
10 (2002)
G.O.A.T. (2000)
Phenomenon (1997)
All World (1996)
Mr. Smith (1995)
14 Shots to the Dome (1993)
Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Walking With a Panther (1989)
Bigger and Deffer (1987)
Radio (1985)

Most Loved Tracks

Music Videos

Upcoming Live Shows
Napa (2014-05-30)

Artist Facts

Members

1 Male

Main Genre

Urban/R&B

Sub Genre

Hip-Hop

Mood

---

Origin

Queens, New York (USA)

Born

1968

Formed

1968

Share


 

Artist Biography

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He 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, including 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings, and currently has a new studio album in the works. He has also appeared in numerous films, and currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.
As he grew older, Smith found a way to escape the effects of his abuse, and his bullying attitude: hip-hop music. He fell in love with it at the age of nine, and by 11 he was writing lyrics and making his own songs with some DJ equipment his grandmother gave him to stop him riding motorcycles or doing karate. Before too long, LL was an established member of the Hip-Hop community in his area. He gained notoriety through his many rap battles against well-established MC.

Influenced by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, funk legend Rick James, Kurtis Blow, and pioneers Run-DMC, LL started to create his own rap style.

Fanart

Banner

Record status

unlocked

Data Complete

 

External Artist Links

Discogs

Allmusic

MusicBrainz

BBC Music

Last.fm

Other Links

Website

Charts

Buy Songs

Latest Comments

No comments found. Add one by clicking the edit pencil above

DEBUG: Loaded in: 0.18 seconds