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James Todd Smith, popularly known as LL Cool J, is an entrepreneur, actor and rapper whose stage name stands for Ladies Love Cool James. He is best recognized for ballad hits such as Hey Lover, I Need Love and Around the Way Girl, as well as his pioneering hip-hop tunes I’m Bad, Mama Said to Knock You Out, The Boomin’ System, and I Can’t Live Without The Radio. To date, he has released thirteen studio albums, a couple of greatest hits compilations including Exit 13 of 2008, which marked his final record deal with the well-known Def Jam Recordings.
J’s latest album was released in April 2013, titled Authentic, which produced the single Whaddup, featuring DJ Z-Trip, Chuch D, Tom Morello and Travis Barker. His other studio albums include Radio, Walking with a Panther, Bigger and Deffer, Mama Said to Knock You Out. 14 Shots to Dome, Mr. Smith, Phenomenon, 10, G.O.A.T., The DEFinition, Exit 13 and Todd Smith. Primarily a rapper, J has also appeared in several films such as 20 Years Later: Halloween H20, and is currently starring on crime drama TV series on CBS called NCIS: Los Angeles as Special Agent Sam Hanna. Since the last couple of years, he has been touring heavily, establishing himself as quite the live performer, and so it comes as no surprise to see why the LL Cool J tickets are taken to be such sought-after treats among rap fans.
LL Cool J rose to fame in 1985 with his album Radio, which brought him much critical acclaim, for his powerful rap as well as his production innovation. It spawned the singles Rock the Bells and I Can’t Live Without The Radio, both of which helped in making the album go platinum. Eventually its sales reached fifteen hundred thousand within the US alone. Two years later, J released his second album titled Bigger and Deffer that was produced under DJ Pooh, and stands as the rapper’s biggest career hit having sold more than three million copies within the US alone. The album was a chart-topper for eleven weeks on Billboard R&B album charts. In addition it reached number three on Billboard Pop album charts. This offering featured hits like I’m Bad, I Need Love, Go Cut Creator Go and Bristol Hotel.
J released his fourth album in 1990 titled Mama Said to Knock You Out, as a reaction to those saying his music had grown too soft because of all the ballads on his previous offerings. Originally, this album was intended for collaborations with the likes of Jim Brown, and Beatles. It was produced fully by Juice Crew’s producer Marley Marl and spawned the three hit singles Around the Way Girl, The Boomin’ System and the title track. The offering went on to become two-times platinum. Another one of his prominent albums is Mr. Smith, which was released in 1995, and sold more than two million copies. It featured the singles Hey Lover featuring Boyz II Men’s sample of Michael jackson’s Lady in My Life; Loungin, which sampled Bernard Wright’s Who Do you Love; I Shot Ya Remix; and Doin It, featuring a samples of Grace Jones’ My Jamaican Guy.
LL Cool J has collected a host of awards including two Grammys won in the categories of Best Solo Rap Performance for his songs Hey Lover and Mama Said to Knock You Out, in 1997 and 1992, respectively. Moreover, the rapper has won MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, New York Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Rock the Vote Award, Source Award, and BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2007, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall for Fame, as part of its inductees’ inaugural class, which happened for him on part of his contributions to the area’s rich musical heritage. The multi-talented rapper is going to rock the atage at his forthcoming performance so make sure to grab LL Cool J tickets and be there to party.