LL COOL J

That's (Not) A Lie: 8 LL Cool J Songs Everyone Should Listen To Before The Grammys

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A playlist of eight songs from LL Cool J to listen to before he hosts the 2013 Grammys.

SMOKE BREAK

The 10 Worst Grammy Nominees For “Best Rap Album”

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We've all come to accept the fact that the Grammys have totally lost touch with Rap music and what is considered, you know, good.

MUSIC

Watch LL Cool J Performing Live In 1985 For A Group Of Kids

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On the flipside of how far rap has come (and the polar opposite of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/01/gucci-mane-career-day">Gucci's education push</a>), here's a really rare, odd clip of LL Cool J in action for a group of kids circa 1985.

#Kanye West

Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Black Keys Lead Grammy Nominations

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There's absolutely no reason for reasonable human beings to attach anything more than minimal importance to the Grammys, arbitrary and out-of-touch as they are.

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Built For The Streets: 10 Classic Black And White Videos From The ’90s

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For many, the '90s were the Golden era of Hip-Hop where the genre reached its artistic pinnacle.

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Elliott Wilson Preaches The Gospel Of Relevance To Older Rappers

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Charles Barkley has this catchphrase on Inside The NBA preaching something to extent Father Time is the only undefeated player in basketball history.

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Here's a picture of that hobo LL Cool J beat up

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Here's a picture of Jonathan Kirby, a 56-year-old transient who <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/08/ll-cool-j-broke-a-hobo-burglars-jaw" target="_blank">broke into LL Cool J's house </a>and received an ass whoopin' for his troubles.

#THE OFFICE

8.23 The Cooler

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MAMA TOLD HIM TO DO IT

LL Cool J Knocked Out An Intruder In His House Because, Well, You Know Why

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"I eliminate punks cut 'em up in chunks, you were souped then you heard me and your ego shrunk." -- LL Cool J

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LL Cool J broke a hobo's jaw

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LL Cool J's music career pre-dated gangster rap and now he plays a cop on a bland TV show, but that doesn't mean he won't still beat you to a pulp if he catches you trying to steal his stuff.

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Producer Marley Marl Explains How He Came Up With The Beat To LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’

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In a new web series called "Classic Recipes," producer Marley Marl explains how he and LL Cool J came up with the beat for "Mama Said Knock You Out."

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How ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ Was Produced

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Marley Marl, one of the greatest producers and DJs in hip-hop history, shows you how he produced the beat for the 1991 Grammy-winning single "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J.

#BREAKING BAD

7.11 The Cooler

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LL Cool J, Lyor Cohen Talk Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch

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As Hip-Hop comes to terms with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/05/obits-beastie-boys-adam-mca-yauch-dead-at-47">the passing of MCA</a>, pioneers from the group's past have started sharing their experiences with Yauch and the trio.

THE COOLER

1.23 The Cooler

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Ashley Toi Rihanna Breaks VEVO Record <a href="http://popcrush.com/rihanna-vevo-record-two-billion-views/">[Pop Crush]</a> Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom, By The Numbers <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/21/megaupload-founder-kim-dotcom-by-the-numbers">[Time]</a> Video Game Stings Takes Down East St.

#WWE

Crossface Chickenwing Rhymes: 7 Hip-Hop Lines About Bob Backlund

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After both DMX and Sheek Louch referenced infamous Hall of Fame wrestler <a href="http://www.allwwewrestlers.com/bob_backlund.htm">Bob Backlund</a> during Ruff Ryders' <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/11/new-music-dmx-feat-the-lox-swizz-beatz-drag-on-murda-mook-worlds-greatest">"World's Greatest"</a> comeback track, we were reminded the WWF Superstar-turned-wannabe-politician had actually been referenced more than a few times in rhymes.

Rico Love

LL Cool J Feat. Ne-Yo – “No More”

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The acting bug doesn't have enough venom it its fangs to keep <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ll-cool-j">Unc L</a> from doing what's his heart, which, is obviously make songs that the fellas can feel and the ladies will love.

#Kanye West

Guess Who’s Bizzack: 20 Of Rap’s Best Comeback Albums

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Rap's had more than its fair share of artists who found success and then fell off after failing to recapture the musical magic.


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