LL Cool J

Also Credited As:

LL Cool J, James Todd Smith
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Grammy winner LL Cool J established himself as one of the first real hip-hop superstars before enjoying two decades of steady musical output and a lucrative side business as a film and television actor. After he helped put fledgling Def Jam Records on the map with his 1984 hit "I Need A Beat," Cool J managed to remain a relevant recording artist throughout his career, parlaying his street smart persona and gym-rat physique into success in …
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James Todd Smith on 14 January, 1968 in Queens, New York, USA