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LL Cool J Speaks On The Business & Culture Of Hip-Hop (Video)

LL Cool J was soooo serious in that movie though… “Box!” Sway appropriately gives up all kinds of props to the born James Todd Smith, the G.O.A.T. Uncle L. And LL breaks down where the business was, is, and where it could go and more. His history and making history. The talk about it all on this episode of Sway In The Morning.

Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J tells classic stories of his career about Mike Tyson, Jay-Z, Harlem gangsters Alpo and Rich Porter and more.


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Ras Kass – “LL Cool J” feat. Snoop Dogg (Prod. By Felony Muzik)

Dope! Check this one off the Ras Kass album “Soul On Ice 2.” Snoop riding on the track, too. Nice. Cool. “LL Cool J” cool even… with cuts by Rhettmatic.



Classic Clips: LL Cool J (1986) [Video]

LL stands for Ladies Love (and much more)… and he gets across that he LOVES the LADIES immediately to the interviewer! Great clip; more than just ‘playalistic’ stuff, LL Cool J is speaking on rap styling and life in general. The discussion really touches on the underpinnings of what Hip-Hop was meant to be. Too short. Well worth watching though.

Interview with LL Cool J in his old neighbourhood for Dutch Television (by Marcel Vanthilt). Old School Hip-Hop – Broadcast of 1986 by VPRO.

See what our big time celebs’ “Cribs” were back in the day? Granny’s house. Where they actually grew up and/or lived. Don’t have to holler ‘keep it 100’ all the time is you stay 100% real from the get go. MESSAGE!

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LL Cool J – “The Pharmacy” With Dr. Dre (Video)

Anybody who was not hollering by the time Uncle L wrapped that clip above with, “And you know I can’t live without my [Beats 1] RADIO,” go sit in the corner! Wait, come back. Just play it again, and act like you are supposed to act when you get LL going back to Cali to do do work with the West Coast’s most prolific producer: Act like you are losing your damned mind… Sick in the head. See a snip of LL Cool J’s visit with the Dr. Dre above.

The FULL show audio is below.

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Finding Your Roots: LL Cool J & Puffy Explore Their Ancestry (Video)

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, as host of the long-running PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” takes guests LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith) and Puffy (aka Sean Combs) on a journey of exploration… of their family trees.

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of Hip-Hop through the use of DNA technology.
– PBS Video

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Lip Sync Battle: LL Cool J Hosts – John Legend vs. Common (Video)

Sure, they teamed up musically on that “Selma” movie soundtrack single “Glory”… but now… it’s competition! John Legend versus Common. Yeah, LIP SYNC BATTLE! Spike TV might have something here, at least for now. With A-listers like these miming out performances that channel the likes of Lionel Richie and MC Hammer, whoever wins, everyone wins! Check ’em out above.

(Lionel doing backspins??? No way!)

And the Thursday Night Smackdown that went down between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jimmy Fallon… Got that hilarity cued up after the jump for you!

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Sean Falyon – “Pink Cookies” (BeEverywhere Mix)

Ohhhh sh!t… Falyon did a BeEverywhere Remix of LL Cool J’s “Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings.” How’s that sound? Pretty dope actually. Left Uncle L on the hook. Respect. FREE download below.


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Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” ft. LL Cool J x Lloyd Banks (Remix)

Action BronsonYou know, an earlier post gave a shout to producer Harry Fraud for flipping the “How I Could Just Kill a Man” cut from Cypress Hill for Action Bronson’s “Strictly 4 My Jeeps.” But a closer match for the beat was “Rampage” by EPMD featuring LL Cool J. Maybe Uncle L got wind of the single. Maybe he felt he could rip up a piece of the track on a remix. Maybe we end the ‘maybes’ and share this new Action Bronson “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” (Remix) featuring LL Cool J… and Lloyd Banks to round out the line up. Enjoy!

Action Bronson’s album “Saaab Stories” is due out on iTunes June 11, 2013.


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Flashback June 1985: 17-Year-Old LL Cool J Performing In Maine (Video)

Spotted this video of LL Cool J & his DJ Cut Creator performing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine at the age of 17. LL Cool J was about to release his Def Jam debut & soon-to-be classic “Radio” album later that year & this performance could have been a possible promo tour he was on back then. Back in the early 80s hip hop was still expanding commercially so I’m not surprised at the crowd’s modest reaction in Maine at the young upstart who may have been unknown to most of the audience. Some may say hip hop in 1985 was largely popular in cities like NY, Philly, L.A., & Chicago as it was still expanding throughout the country to smaller towns like Waterville Maine. I love vintage video clips like these. Shout out to PHMB & Kodiak Star who uploaded this rare vintage video with this message….

““My dad organized the show and i just digitized the VHS” – Kodiak Star
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LL Cool J – “Take It” feat. Joe (Video)

At this point in his career this is the type of quality hip hop I’d expect from LL Cool J. Brand new video for his new single “Take It” featuring R&B singer Joe. LL Cool J’s upcoming album “Authentic Hip Hop” drops in February….
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LL Cool J Speaks On Handling ‘Laptop Gangsters’ and More With Craig Ferguson (Video)

This is swagger, youngins! Uncle L – the essence of Hip-Hop freshness. LL Cool J stops by ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ to chit-chat about his TV gig (‘NCIS: Los Angeles’), his wife, his new music and plans to drop a new album, how he handles ‘laptop gangsters’ and more. Great interview! Check it out.

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LL Cool J Puts The ‘Beats’ On A Burgular In His Home (Video)

TMZ is reporting LL Cool J confronted an intruder in his Los Angeles home while his wife & daughter were there. LL Cool J reportedly broke the burgular’s ribs, jaw, & nose before holding him until police arrived. The intruder will be charged but not before he was taken to the hospital. Eat Em Up L! Chillllllllll… .Eat Em Up L! Hahaaaa! Mama Said Knock You Out…For Realllz!

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Marley Marl Classic Recipes: Recreates LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ With Unreleased Verse (Video)

“In the first installment of Marley Marl ‘Classic Recipes,’ he shows you how he produced the beat for the 1991 Grammy award-winning chart-topping single “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J. He discusses the collaboration and the production process of the track, as well as methods and tools that were used, including the Akai MPC60 and E-Mu SP-1200, the preferred sampler and drum machine for most hip hop producers at that time. In this video Marley Marl loads the samples into his new production weapons of choice, Ableton Live and the Akai APC40, including bits of Sly And The Family Stone’s “Trip To Your Heart” and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”.

Throughout the video, the DJ legend gives invaluable advice and tips for young and up and coming producers, and he concludes the episode by offering a mixing technique for Ableton Live users and lovers of 808 kicks and other bass-heavy kick drums, and an alternate rock version of the song with never before heard lyrics recorded by LL in 1990.” – Dubspot
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LL Cool J Speaks On The Death Of ‘MCA’ Of The Beastie Boys (Video)

LL Cool J recently spoke on the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys while attending a charity event. LL appeared to be fighting back his emotions in the video above when speaking on his relationship with MCA & the significance of the Beastie Boys.

Comedy: SNL’s Jay-Z, Beyonce, & ‘Baby Blu Ivy’ (Video)

Last night on Saturday Night Live the crew poked a little fun at Jay-Z, Beyonce, & their newborn daughter Blu Ivy. With all the media hype surrounding the birth of the hip hop couple’s kid this skit follows what it would be like if Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver (played by Justin Timberlake), Prince, Taylor Swift, & other guests stop by with well wishes. On a side note, Justin Timberlake needs to do more comedy movies or television. Dude has such a great comedic sense & is a pretty good actor…

LL Cool J promotes “Boomdizzle” Virtual Studio at CES 2012 (Video)

While Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, & Ludacris are promoting headphones, LL Cool J decided to get involved with audio technology by promoting his new virtual studio called “Boomdizzle” at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012. Check out video of the other kid from Queens, 50 Cent, below promoting his headphones down at CES 2012 in Vegas under the hood…
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Young Chris – ‘Hey Lover’ (Trailer)

Young Chris delivers a pretty dope remake of the LL Cool J & Boyz II Men classic ‘Hey Lover’ which will appear on his upcoming mixtape L.I.F.E. (Ladies In Free Everywhere) dropping May 24th. Lyrically I’m not mad at this at all & it works because Young Chris is one of those types of artists that I believe could weave in & out of that ‘ladies man lane’ rather effortlessly. The L.I.F.E. Mixtape drops next Tuesday, but you can download the full song below….


The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Live Performances (Video)

I believe that Janelle Monae, B.O.B., & Bruno Mars gave the most exciting performance of the evening….More videos including Cee-Lo Green’s performance, The Aretha Franklin Tribute, & Eminem’s acceptance speech for Best Hip Hop Album after the jump.

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