LL Cool J

President + Actor
Born Jan 14, 1968
Age 47
Hometown Bay Shore, New York
Net Worth $93.33 Million
Genres Hip-hop music
Performed With Kool Moe Dee + DM...
Record Label Def Jam Recordings
Height 6' 1" (187 cm)

James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of LL Cool J.


1968 Birth Born on January 14, 1968.


1987 19 Years Old LL Cool J's second album was 1987's Bigger and Deffer. … Read More


1989 21 Years Old LL Cool J's third album was 1989's Walking with a Panther. … Read More
1995 27 Years Old LL Cool J was born in Bay Shore, New York, the son of Ondrea (Smith) and James Nunya. He married Simone I. Johnson, on August 9, 1995 at his home in Long Island, New York. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, Def Jam released this "greatest hits" package, offering a good summary of Cool J's career, from the relentless minimalism of early hits such as "Rock the Bells" to the smooth-talking braggadocio that followed. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old In 1997, he released the album Phenomenon. … Read More


2000 32 Years Old In 2000, LL Cool J released the album G.O.A.T., which stood for the "greatest of all time." … Read More
2002 34 Years Old LL Cool J's next album 10 from 2002, was his 9th studio (10th overall including his greatest hits compilation All World), and included the singles "Paradise" (featuring Amerie), "Luv U Better", produced by Pharrell and The Neptunes and the 2003 Jennifer Lopez duet, "All I Have". … Read More
2004 36 Years Old LL Cool J's 10th album The DEFinition was released on August 31, 2004. … Read More
LL Cool J's 11th album, Todd Smith, was released on April 11, 2006. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip-hop producer Ridiculous, who Tracy Jordan fears is going to kill him. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old LL Cool J founded and launched, a record label / social networking site launched in September 2008. … Read More
2009 41 Years Old The series debuted in autumn of 2009, but the characters were introduced in an April 2009 crossover episode on the parent show. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In a February 10, 2012 televised interview with CNN host Piers Morgan, LL Cool J expressed sympathy for President Barack Obama and ascribed negative impressions of his leadership to Republican obstruction designed to "make it look like you have a coordination problem." … Read More
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