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LL Cool J Mr. Smith Turns 25 Years Old Today

LL Cool J has gone down as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. LL dropped his first album back in 1985. Radio just turned 35 a few days and it put LL Cool J on the map. After going platinum with his debut album, LL went double platinum with his Bigger and Deffer joint. Fast forward almost 10 years after Radio; LL dropped his 6th album Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was one of my favorite LL albums as he had a mixture of slow and hard joints. Hey Lover was the first single and it went on to win a Gr...
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Noted Rap Star Billy Ray Cyrus Covered LL Cool J

"Old Town Road"! Remember that? Lil Nas X's record-breaking country-rap sensation was the biggest hit of 2019, which was only a year ago, although it feels like we've all lived several lifetimes since then. "Achy Breaky Heart" crooner Billy Ray Cyrus famously jumped on the remix to deliver a fairly convincing sing-rap verse about diamond … More »
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10 Times Eddie Van Halen Shined Outside The Context Of Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, who died on Tuesday at the age of 65, is inextricably linked to the band he co-founded with his brother Alex, the hard rock legends Van Halen. But although known as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he didn't have the kind of moonlighting-heavy c.v. some other rockers … More »
Tags: Music, Kiss, Twister, Times, Frank Sinatra, Alex, Van Halen, Sounding Board, Brian May, LL Cool J, Roger Waters, Gene Simmons, Eddie Van Halen, Thomas Dolby, The Wild Life, Star Fleet

All 11 Halloween Movies (So Far), Ranked

We are more than ready for an early Halloween this year, and what better way to prepare than by ranking all of the movies (so far) spawned by John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher masterpiece? Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, LL Cool J, Paul Rudd, Josh Hartnett, Halloween II, Halloween H20, Watch It Nerds, Halloween Iii Season Of The Witch, Halloween 4 The Return Of Michael Myers, Halloween 5 The Revenge Of Michael Myers, Halloween The Curse Of Michael Myers, Halloween Resurrection

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell to Produce Dance Competition Series at CBS

LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell are taking on a new role at CBS, other than special agents. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” stars are set to executive produce a dancing competition series, currently titled “Come Dance With Me,” which has received as series order at the network. “Come Dance With Me” will see talented young […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Cbs, LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell, NCIS: Los Angeles

Mama Said Knock You Out Released 30 Years Ago Today

LL Cool J is known as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. LL burst upon the scene in 1985 with Radio and held his own for decades. 30 years ago today, LL Cool J released his fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out. Mama Said Knock You Out was the follow-up to his platinum selling Walking with a Panther. Walking with a Panther produced four classic LL Cool J tracks, so how was Mama Said Knock You Out? It seemed like the people really loved the album because it eventually went double platinum...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, LL Cool J, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Mama Said Knock You Out, Rapmania Cheesy Rat Blues

Director Renny Harlin's Essential Genre Films, Ranked

These days, Finland-born director Renny Harlin is mostly known as Geena Davis’ ex-husband who directed her in the infamous Cutthroat Island. But his long and occasionally strange career encompasses way more than that. For instance: super-smart sharks!Read more...
Tags: Science, Geena Davis, Finland, Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Sharks, Samuel L Jackson, Cliffhanger, LL Cool J, Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven, Deep Blue Sea, Ranker, Renny Harlin, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Cutthroat Island

Protest Playlist 2020: Meek Mill, LL Cool J, Leon Bridges, T.I., YG, Terrace Martin, More

While they helped jump-start the 1960s, great protest songs had been few and far between in the past 50-odd years, apart from the occasional bolts of lightning like N.W.A’s “F— the Police” or Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” But 2020 is different, and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands […]
Tags: News, America, Meek Mill, Leon Bridges, LL Cool J, Terrace Martin, T.i, George Floyd, George Floyd Breonna Taylor Ahmaud Arbery

LL Cool J Delivers Powerful Message About Racism: ‘You’re Gambling With My Life’ (Watch)

Since 2009, LL Cool  — the Long Island, New York-born rapper and one of hip-hop’s beloved names since the early days of Def Jam – has been better known to CBS television network audiences as the stoic law enforcer on “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” When he’s not throwing bad guys out of planes or […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Cbs, Black Lives Matter, Def Jam, Long Island New York, LL Cool J, George Floyd

LL Cool J Shares Rap About Police Brutality

Last night, LL Cool J shared an impassioned video to his social media accounts of him rapping about George Floyd's murder and the protests that have unfolded over the last few days. "For 400 years you had your knees on our necks/ A garden of evil with no seeds of respect/ In America's mirror, all … More »
Tags: Video, Music, America, LL Cool J, George Floyd

Preview Offset’s Acting Debut On NCIS: LA

Like his spouse and fellow rap star Cardi B, Offset is getting into the acting game. The Migos member will appear on this Sunday's episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. In his debut role, he'll portray an undercover CIA agent who Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J's characters seek out for help rescuing a special agent. More »
Tags: Video, Music, La, Los Angeles, Cia, LL Cool J, NCIS, Chris O Donnell, Offset, NCIS: Los Angeles, Cardi B Offset

Ken Tales Gone Wild: David Wild Dishes on 20 Years With Grammy Legend Ken Ehrlich

A lot will be said in the days and years to come about all the amazing and unforgettable Grammy Moments that Ken Ehrlich has somehow made happen decade after decade live on the Grammy Awards. Likely, a lot of it has already been said by my longtime mentor and lifelong friend Ken himself to Chris Willman […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Prince, Grammys, Ken, Simon & Garfunkel, LL Cool J, Ken Ehrlich, Chris Willman

Ken Ehrlich on 40 Years of Grammys: ‘When They Weren’t Calling Me A–hole, They Called Me the Energizer Bunny’

To shake Ken Ehrlich’s hand is to know that you are no more than two degrees of separation from just about any living pop, rock, R&B, country, hip-hop or gospel musician of note — and more than a few who are no longer with us. They, or at least someone close to them, have all […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Bono, Awards, U2, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Paul Mccartney, Grammys, LL Cool J, Neil Portnow, Brandi Carlile, Ken Ehrlich, Energizer Bunny, Deborah Dugan

LL Cool J, Village People, X-Ambassadors Talk New Music, Lizzo and More at Fox New Year’s Eve

LL Cool J usually spends his New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop at home, but for 2020 he decided to go big and ring in the new decade performing live with DJ Z-Trip in Times Square as part of “Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey.” The show broadcast from New York City Tuesday […]
Tags: News, New York City, Fox, Steve Harvey, Times Square, Lizzo, Lauren Alaina, LL Cool J, Village People

Hip-Hop Museum Heading to the Bronx With $3.7 Million Infusion From New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on a measure that will contribute $3.7 million to the Bronx’s first Hip-Hop museum, it was announced on Thursday. The funding is part of a statewide New York economic and community development package. Dubbed the Universal Hip Hop Museum, the effort was “chartered by the New York State […]
Tags: New York, News, Bronx, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Kurtis Blow, Universal Hip Hop Museum

LL Cool J Wins Lawsuit Over “Rock The Bells” Trademark

Concert promoter Guerrilla Union Inc. must stop using the title of LL Cool J’s 1985 song “Rock the Bells” without the rapper’s permission, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday. In a three-page judgment handed down by U.S. district judge Dale S. Fischer, the company was ordered to permanently refrain from “manufacturing, transporting, promoting, importing, advertising, … More »
Tags: Music, News, California, LL Cool J, Dale S Fischer, Guerrilla Union Inc

Janet Jackson & LL Cool J Among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

If these two aren't induced, the entire class of '19 is invalid.
Tags: News, Jazz, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Devo, The Cure Lead 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

It's time to start arguing again! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced this year's wave of nominations: 15 artists who will have the chance to join the class of 2019 inductees. We have a whole lot of repeat nominees this year, including notable 2018 snubs Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. And … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Zombies, Radiohead, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against The Machine, John Prine, Devo, LL Cool J, Def Leppard

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MC5, DEF LEPPARD Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Class Of 2019

Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, Def Leppard, etc. The post RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MC5, DEF LEPPARD Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Class Of 2019 appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, The Zombies, Radiohead, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Stevie Nicks, Latest News, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against The Machine, John Prine, Devo, LL Cool J, Rock And Roll Hall, Def Leppard

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The 15 acts eligible for the class of 2019 also include Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, the Cure and Devo.
Tags: News, The Zombies, The Cure, John, Jackson, Khan, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Roll Hall of Fame, Janet, Stevie, Devo, LL Cool J, Nicks, Chaka, Prine

The 20 best music documentaries – ranked!

We rate the best films on the music scene down the decades, from Bob Dylan to Blur, Anvil to Amy WinehouseCharming Belgian TV presenter Marcel Vanthilt tries to get to grips with the New York rap scene. Interviewees include LL Cool J and Schoolly D, but this featurette is as alert to social nuances as musical ones. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, Film, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Hip-hop, Punk, Madonna, Amy, LL Cool J, Documentary films, Marcel Vanthilt, Schoolly

LL Cool J Wants a ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Aretha Franklin Tribute

“Lip Sync Battle” host and producer LL Cool J wants to dedicate an episode to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died last week at age 76. The series, which pits celebrities against each to lip sync popular songs, has done multiple tribute episodes in the past for artists like Michael Jackson and Christina […]
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Awards, Features, Lip Sync Battle, Michael Jackson, Emmys, Christina, LL Cool J

Top 5 Rappers Turned Actors [Video]

The best rap thespians The post Top 5 Rappers Turned Actors [Video] appeared first on
Tags: TV, Movies, Jazz, Ice Cube, Will Smith, Columns, Queen Latifah, 2pac, LL Cool J, DMX, We Want Easy, Ice-T, The Fresh Prince

Why Hip Hop Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I can pinpoint the moment I became a hip-hop fan. It was October 1994 and I was 10 years old. I was returning from a school field trip to the Bunker Hill Monument, and the boys kept yelling at the bus driver, “One, two, three — NINETY-FOUR POINT FIVE!” Any Bostonian will immediately recognize that number as Jam’n 94.5 — Boston’s hip-hop station. The bus driver ignored the boys’ shouts for music. But I didn’t. As soon as I came home, I brought a radio into my room, turned it to 94.5, and felt my...
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Music Attorney Doug Davis Combines Career Success With a Passion for Causes

About a decade ago, when Doug Davis was 35, he was experiencing what he assumed were your standard, garden-variety symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. Not one for running to the doctor for what he presumed to be a minor ailment, the preeminent entertainment and sports attorney and founder of the New York-based Davis Firm, contemplated […]
Tags: New York, News, Barry Manilow, LL Cool J, Clive Davis, Doug Davis

LL Cool J, Ludacris, SZA, Chris Brown and Rae Sremmurd top the 6th annual BET Experience Staples Center line-up

BET Networks and AEG have announced the first wave of artists performing at Staples Center during the 6th annual BET Experience, which will once again take over the L.A. Live campus in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24. LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Ludacris and Ne-Yo will kick things off on June 21, followed by Chris Brown, SZA and Ella Mai on June 22. Rae Sremmurd, Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, Kamaiyah and Wondagurl will all perform at Staples Center on June 23. Th...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Rae Sremmurd, Elton John, Chris Brown, Aeg, Coachella, Bet, Staples Center, Concerts, Honda Center, Ella Mai

LL Cool J Dropped 14 Shots to the Dome 25 Years Ago

LL Cool J was one of the reasons that I became a hip-hop head as a youngster. During the summers of 1987 and 1988, my time was spent over my grandma’s house. My uncle was in high school and I thought he was the coolest dude on the planet. When he was gone, which seems like all the time, he let me hang in his room and even wear his gear. In his room, he had a gang of tapes and vinyl records that I used to play all the time. Big Daddy Kane, Eric B & Rakim, Slick Rick, KRS-One, Heavy D, Kool G. R...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Monica, LL Cool J, Dome, Deffer, Heavy D Kool G Rap LL Cool J, Cali Jingling Baby

Lollapalooza 2018 daily lineups & single-day tickets on sale

Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, The National, and Vampire Weekend all play different days, so if you were hoping to catch the big indie/alternative rock names and just go one or two days, that's kind of a bummer. St. Vincent the same day as Vampire Weekend is a nice touch though. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Logic, Stars, Chromeo, Bruno Mars, Jessie Ware, Parquet Courts, St Vincent, Jungle, Jack White, The Vaccines, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra, Buddy, Tyler The Creator

LL Cool J to Launch New SiriusXM Classic Hip-Hop Channel

LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel.
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