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  LL Cool J
Born in St. Albans, NY, LL earliest memories are of music - the jazz albums his grandfather would play, the r&b and rap tracks he heard on the syndicated television dance show, "Soul Train." Burning with the need to create rhymes, he was rapping by the time he was 9 years-old.
LL is the former star of "In The House," the hit NBC turned UPN television series in which he played Marion Hill, a sidelined football player turned landlord and holistic rehabilitation center co-owner.
LL says that, "I was extremely honored to perform for the prince, it was one of the most exciting moments of my recording career." Many performers would be content having succeeded in the music, acting and literary fields, but LL continues to seek new challenges.
www.angelfire.com /mo/realHiphop/llcool.html   (2032 words)

  Rock On The Net: LL Cool J
LL Cool J (James Todd Smith) was born on January 14, 1968, and raised by his grandparents in Queens, NY.
LL had achieved a lot of "firsts" and accolades by the time he entered his 20's, including a performance on Saturday Night Live, a profile in Ebony magazine (both firsts for a fl rapper), and he was asked by Nancy Reagan to headline an anti-drug concert for her infamous "Just Say No" campaign.
LL told MTV "...the reason I wanted to be so truthful and so frank in my book is because I feel you can't really help the young people and help the kids, unless you show them where you made mistakes and then corrected them," LL said.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-l/llcoolj_main.htm   (1344 words)

 Ll cool j Biography News Movie Video Lyric Music Wallpaper Picture
Born James Todd Smith in Queens 37 years ago, LL Cool J would later turn into one of the emblematic figures on the rap scene, whose performing magnetism and innovative approach to rapping make him pretty a good name in the world of show business.
LL Cool J leaves behind his back a wide array of movie and TV film roles such as: rap movie Krush Groove, cop movie The Hard Way (1991), fantasy Toys (1992), prime time TV sitcom In the House (1995-1999).
LL Cool J gives a further push to his acting talent by taking part in action movies such as Charlie's Angels (2000) and Rollerball (2002).
www.famous-people-search.com /ll_cool_j   (549 words)

 LL Cool J - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Hip-hop is notorious for short-lived careers, but LL Cool J is the inevitable exception that proves the rule.
LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith; his stage name is an acronym for "Ladies Love Cool James") had already been rapping since the age of nine.
LL's knack for making hip-hop as accessible as pop was one of his greatest talents, yet it was also a weakness, since it opened him up to accusations of him being a sellout.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/932/LL-Cool-J/1023926.html   (687 words)

  AllHipHop.com : Features
LL Cool J: I think my mind was just in that I wanted to absolutely, without a doubt, establish myself in the game.
LL Cool J: Yeah, yeah it was, what happened it was Russell actually put me, Bobcat, and the L.A. Posse [together].
LL Cool J: Yeah, “Mama Said Knock You Out” was a very frustrating period for me, because that was when I came off of Walking With The Panther.
www.allhiphop.com /features/?ID=1611   (1549 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : LL Cool J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LL Cool J. James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968) is an American hip hop artist better known by his stage name, LL Cool J ("Ladies Love Cool James").
LL Cool J was born in Bayshore Long Island and grew up in St.
In 1996, LL also helped to launch a clothing line named FUBU; the name is an acronym for "For Us, By Us", meaning that the clothes were made for and marketed to fl people by a fl person.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /LL_Cool_J   (910 words)

 LL Cool J - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LL Cool J was born in Westchester County, New York and grew up in the working-class section of Hollis, Queens, New York, the only child of James and Ondrea Smith.
LL Cool J, as a result, experienced a drop in popularity due to the view that his music was behind the times, materialistic and narcissistic.
LL and with his personal trainer, Dave "Scooter" Honig are currently working on a book called "LL Cool J's Platinum Body"which will give people detailed information on how and what LL does physically in terms of his diet, workout, philosophy and ideology.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/L.L._Cool_J   (2039 words)

 LL Cool J News
LL Cool J has split his attention between his music career and acting for years, and despite recently announcing he is working on a new album with 50 Cent, he is developing a new drama for CBS.
LL Cool J is set to play an undercover LAPD officer in a new hour-long TV drama called The Man.
In da house: LL Cool J flexes for Brooklyn.
www.topix.net /who/ll-cool-j   (755 words)

 LL Cool J Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
L.L. Cool J is a veritable juggernaut in the entertainment industry.
LL Cool J represents an important figure within the hip hop community, and is the only hip-hop star of his era to sustain a successful recording career for more than two decades.
Welcome to LL Cool J (James Todd Smith) Website, and its dedicated to the one who is through his music, movies, writing and philanthropy he continues to share with his audiences an upbeat and positive philosophy.
www.westlord.com /ll-cool-j   (434 words)

LL Cool J was making some of his first demo tracks and tapes in 1985 that would later be received by Rick Rubin and Russel Simmons of Def Jam Recordings Inc. LL caught news of the making of a hip-hop movie called "Krush Groove," from one of his friends.
LL Cool J became one of the first artists on the Def Jam label, which at the time also included the Beastie Boys.
LL has a starring role in the sitcom "In The House," which currently airs on UPN, and is still busy making hip-hop albums and taking acting roles in many major motion pictures.
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 LL Cool J Photos - LL Cool J News - LL Cool J Information
LL is one of the few hip-hop artist to have sold over 20 million albums in his career.
LL was recently honored at the 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.
In the House stars LL Cool J as Marion Hill, an ex-professional football player facing a career-ending injury and reluctantly agrees to become a care-giver to a recently divorced mother of two...
www.tv.com /ll-cool-j/person/24345/summary.html   (321 words)

 LL Cool J
LL Cool J (given name: James T. Smith) was probably the best looking of the early/mid 80s rappers, and he's exploited his sex appeal to the max (his stage name stands for "Ladies Love Cool James").
But LL indulges his macho side to a distressing degree with the mindless 2 Live Crew-style "Big Ole Butt," "I'm That Type Of Guy," "1-900 LL Cool J" and so on, plus a silly social conscious message tune ("Change Your Ways"), and a sappy attempt to integrate sung vocals ("Two Different Worlds" featuring Cyndé Monet).
LL just talks about how great he is, without any of the witty wordplay, emotional honesty or charisma that really did make his early records great.
www.warr.org /llcoolj.html   (1014 words)

 LL Cool J
Since emerging onto the rap scene in 1985, LL Cool J has become a cross-cultural phenomenon and an achiever of a long list of accomplishments: two-time Grammy Award winning rapper, star of a hit television series, feature film actor, trusted advertising pitchman, author, company chairman, humanitarian and devoted husband and father.
Before long he had concocted his stage name: LL Cool J, an acronym for "Ladies Love Cool James." At 13, after his grandfather bought him music equipment instead of the dirtbike he wanted, LL began producing homemade demos and went in search of a major recording deal.
LL made his acting role debut as an undercover cop in the feature film, The Hard Way, starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=2045   (499 words)

 LL Cool J: Todd Smith - PopMatters Music Review
LL Cool J is a machine, a corporation; recently, LL Cool J is, depending on just who you’re talking to, either an easy three-word punchline or “the next best thing to Usher, gurrrrrl.” And LL Cool J has become a cultural institution.
When LL Cool J’s shoes become too big for even LL Cool J to fill, he strips down, in concept at least, he pulls out his birthname and reminds everyone that he’s human.
LL’s career has a life cycle all its own, evolving and changing shape as it goes, and you get the sense that there really isn’t anything that could stop him.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/ll_cool_j_todd_smith   (724 words)

 LL Cool J : Hommage
LL Cool J: Life of a Legend his raps, real audio, pictures, bio, links, lyrics, news, webrings, canibus, and more.
LL Cool J was born in Bayshore Long Island and grew up in St. Albans,...
The album was released to critical acclaim, as LL Cool J was one of the first...
www.hommage.ca /?Top=LL%20Cool%20J   (234 words)

 universalurban.com :: LL Cool J
Whether it is music, Hollywood, television, politics or publishing, LL Cool J has opened his own doors and created opportunities for countless others.
Aside from the big screen, LL starred in his own hit television series In The House and released a best selling autobiography in 1997.
LL Cool J was the first artist to be released on the legendary Def Jam record label, the first hip hop artist to amass nine consecutive platinum plus albums and seven gold singles and he is the first hip hop artist to go acoustic on "MTV Unplugged."  ;
universalurban.com /llcoolj   (506 words)

 LL Cool J @ Filmbug
LL Cool J is an entertainer who has succeeded in crossing into all mediums of entertainment.
LL will next be seen starring opposite Val Kilmer and Christian Slater in Mindhunters, reteaming with director Renny Harlin.
LL Cool J currently lives in New York with his wife and four children.
www.filmbug.com /db/26799   (423 words)

 Hour.ca - Music - Spin - The Definition - LL Cool J
Cool J is the opposite of wine, he gets worse with time...
I was never into Rap music until I heard LL Cool James and then it opened new doors for me. LL is the man and there is nobody out there who has his style and essence.
LL Cool J is a pioneer of rap music and he will continue making the woman sweat over him.
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 2006 Essence Music Festival Artist - LL Cool J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At 33-years old, LL Cool J has received two Grammy Awards, penned his autobiography I Make My Own Rules and is the first rap artist to amass six consecutive platinum-plus selling albums and six gold singles.
Although LL is constantly writing rhymes in various notebooks, he confesses, "I do most of writing for record in the studio.
As LL Cool J proclaimed on his last release, The G.O.A.T. he is still the Greatest of All Time.
www.essence.com /essence/emf/bio_llcoolj.html   (723 words)

 LL Cool J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LL Cool J: I usually co-produce a lot of my tracks, but I write and arrange all of my records.
LL Cool J: Doesn't really bother me. Bottom line: Artists should be compensated for the music they make.
LL Cool J: People out here in the hip-hop world are looking for hooks they can yell in clubs.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat/1214llcoolj.htm   (1882 words)

 Amazon.com: LL Cool J's Platinum Workout: Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood's Fittest Star: Books: LL Cool ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LL himself shows us the proper form; occasionally, he is accompanied by an unidentified woman or is spotted by Scooter.
LL sits down with a number of fitness and health professionals for rap sessions, where the experts explain such things as anti-aging research, advances in research into resistance training, and diet.
We are not forgotten; LL has created the Diamond Workout for us, a four-week plan that focuses on a woman's trouble points and that we can use to either accompany or replace the Platinum Workout entirely.
www.amazon.com /LL-Cool-Platinum-Workout-Hollywoods/dp/1594866082   (1984 words)

 LL Cool J @ Showbox Theatre :: Thu, July 06
"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." As one of the few commercially viable artists one can truly call a veteran, LL has come a long way from his origins in St. Albans, Queens.
At 33-years old, LL Cool J has received two Grammy Awards, penned his autobiography I Make My Own Rules and is the first rap artist to amass six consecutive platinum-plus selling albums and six gold singles.
As LL Cool J proclaimed on his last release, The G.O.A.T. he is still the Greatest of All Time.
www.hob.com /tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=39357   (369 words)

 LL Cool J
Capable of being both a cherished hip-hop/rap artist and a fine Hollywood actor, LL Cool J has indeed scored such a rare achievement in American entertainment industry that only few other stars could follow.
The fact that he once experienced dark period in his younger years fortunately did not make him fall into a negative way of life, instead evoked him to materialize his dream to be what he has become of later.
LL Cool J Is in Talks to Play in Broadway Play
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 LL Cool J
LL Cool J was born and grew up in Queens, New York City.
The album was released to critical acclaim, as LL Cool J was one of the first rappers to use conventional song structure to make pop-oriented rap.
In 1996, LL also helped to launch a clothing line named FUBU; the name is an acronym for "For Us, By Us", meaning that the clothes were made for and marketed to fl people by a fl person.
www.ftppro.com /library/LL_Cool_J   (783 words)

 LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'
LL Cool J has stayed there and thrived.
LL Cool J was the cornerstone of Def Jam Records, the first superstar who proved that rap artists could be career artists.
That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a single some 20 years ago, it seems to have become part of his mantra.
www.billboard.com /bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002154700   (1104 words)

 Showtime - Movies - In Too Deep - LL Cool J - Full Biography
L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, to James and Ondrea Smith.
It was during this period that he started wearing hats all the time (one of L.L. Cool J's trademarks is the fact that people never see him without a hat on--until recently).
L.L. is not only known as one of the greatest MCs of all time, but he is also known as a great actor.
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