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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


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Spotify Playlist


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


YouTube Video

Archival Resources

Pictured at the top of the guide and below are some highlights from our collection. You can find more by searching our catalog here. 


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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