In most circles, LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out is considered his album milestone. Personally, I’m more partial to Mr. Smith as far as the total package is concerned but it is a fact that his legendary 4th album saved the self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. from the obscurity his fellow peers went on to suffer from as Hip-Hop continued to expand.
The definition of a comeback album if there ever was one, Mama Said Knock You Out displayed the tenacity of a cornered animal fighting for their credibility with Marley Marl giving one his best performances from behind the boards. Exactly 20 years to the day after it was released, KevinNottingham.com is paying ultimate tribute to a vinyl staple in the MP3 era with a remix album. Participants (artists and producers) were selected as result of an 8 month long contest as they all specifically tackle every cut on the album. I guess you could say it’s remixed but still jingling.
Chillllllll…eat ’em up y’all!