Happy Birthday to LL Cool J, born January 14, 1968
Please join the Albumism team in celebrating LL Cool J’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. Happy Birthday to LL Cool J, born January 14, 1968 LL Cool J Please join the Albumism team in celebrating LL Cool J’s musical legacy and share your personal for short-lived careers, but LL Cool J is the inevitable exception that proves the rule. Releasing storming out of Queens, New York, when he was 16 years old. LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith; his stage
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of LL Cool J’s ‘Bigger and Deffer’
LL Cool J . Hip-Hop still hasn’t produced many rappers like Bigger and Deffer era LL Cool J. There have results in all swag and no substance behind their futile attempts. But LL Cool J wasn’t built on swag TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of LL Cool J’s ‘Bigger and Deffer’ at what they did, and the music was better off for it. BUY LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer via Amazon | iTunes LISTEN: July 22, 1987. James Todd Smith—universally known as LL Cool J— was hip-hop’s first superstar. There Happy 30th Anniversary to LL Cool J’s second studio album Bigger and Deffer, originally released
WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Channels ‘80s Era LL Cool J in Spot-On “Going Back to Cali” Clip
LL Cool J of The Roots crew. Watch the short clip below, followed by LL Cool J’s original video, and tune in WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Channels ‘80s Era LL Cool J in Spot-On “Going Back to Cali” Clip has taped a promo clip inspired by LL Cool J’s classic Ric Menello directed black and white video for
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals List of Nominees for Class of 2018
, 2011, 2017), LL Cool J (2010, 2011, 2014), MC5 (2003, 2017), The Meters (1997, 2013, 2014), Rufus artists include Bon Jovi (2011), The Cars (2016, 2017), Depeche Mode (2017), The J. Geils Band (2005, 2006
Happy Birthday to Busta Rhymes, Born May 20, 1972
featuring Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J), as well as other projects with Boyz II Men, Mary J
Happy Birthday to Kim Gordon, Born April 28, 1953
Smelly that ran in The Village Voice in 1988, and an interview with LL Cool J that ran in Spin in 1989
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Kool Moe Dee’s ‘How Ya Like Me Now’
his protracted battle on wax with LL Cool J. But more on that later. Like many early hip-hop albums the aforementioned LL Cool J, who Moe Dee had been beefing with for a little while by the time of
INTERVIEW: Turntable Legend Kid Capri Drops Knowledge on the Art, Science & Business of DJing
are the direct result of Kid Capri, who toured with or produced for performers like P. Diddy, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Jay Z, Madonna, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Usher, R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Capone-N-Noreaga’s Debut Album ‘The War Report’
DMC, LL Cool J, and Kool G. Rap, Capone and Noreaga reaped the benefits of being mentored by the
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’
. One can’t help but think of Ice Cube while listening to “10 Crack Commandments,” LL Cool J with
Happy Birthday to Sean “Diddy” Combs, Born November 4, 1969
(featuring LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage, and the Notorious B.I.G.) hit the Top Ten and became the
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Eight ‘80s Soundtracks That Still Sound Totally Awesome Today
growing genre. There was never a question that LL Cool J was going to blow up. It was a question of
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Michael Jackson’s ‘Dangerous’
bevy of unique R&B/pop numbers: “Serious Effect,” featuring hip-hop icon LL Cool J, “Someone Put Your
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Tha Alkaholiks’ ‘Likwidation’
. Some—like LL Cool J, Nas, and the brother El DeBarge—just appear on brief drunken interludes
Happy Birthday to Tevin Campbell, Born November 12, 1976
Jones called "Secret Garden. The remake featured Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese Gibson, LL Cool J and
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Lil’ Kim’s ‘Hard Core’ & Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’
not just survive but thrive on a grimy posse cut like “I Shot Ya” with rap legends LL Cool J, Prodigy
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s ‘Mecca And The Soul Brother’
, whether it’s LL Cool J and Rick Rubin coming together for Radio (1985), Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre
You Can Never Feel My Pain: Prodigy Remembered & Revered
shades / I follow in the footsteps of LL Cool J, 50 and P. Diddy / my relentless drive, to thrive
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of the Beastie Boys’ Debut Album ‘Licensed to Ill'
act on Madonna’s Like a Virgin tour. Soon thereafter, they hit the road with Run-DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J, and
See more