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LL Cool J: Home

LL Cool J was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Musical Excellence category in 2021.

LL Cool J

He didn’t open the door – he smashed it wide open.

"LL Cool J delivered both hardcore raps and sexy love songs with swagger still heard in hip-hop today." More on


LL Cool J lyric notebook       LL Cool J live photo      Press release on LL Cool J      Live photo LL Cool J

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Spotify Playlist


All of our audio by LL Cool J can be found here.


YouTube Video

Archival Resources

All archival materials related to LL Cool J can be found here. Pictured at the top of the guide and below are some highlights from our collection.

Promo photo LL Cool J

LL Cool J promo photo

Promo photo LL Cool J
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Influence & Legacy

LL Cool J was influenced by...

  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Run-DMC

LL Cool J inspired artists like...

  • Queen Latifah
  • Eminem
  • JAY-Z
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