LL Cool J  (James Todd Smith) is an American hip hop artist and actor whose music was showcased by Def Jam Records in the 1980’s.

LL Cool J crossed over into mainstream acting during the 1990’s appearing in films and TV before once again entering the studio to create music.

In January 2016, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2021, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an award for Musical Excellence.

Having had a traumatic beginning young James’ family moved to live with his grandparents in Queens, a suburb of New York City. Rapping was very popular in this area and the youngster took enough of an interest for his grandfather and mother to invest in equipment.

Backing Tracks – Ain’t Nobody  …   Hard To Control Myself  …  Headsprung  …  

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