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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.

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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.

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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.

The 30 Day Song Challenge

The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 29 – A Song From Your Childhood

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As a kid at the age of single digit years, I was a fan of anything and everything that was Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

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Busta Rhymes Feat. LL Cool J – “Killin’ Em”

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<a href="http://www.danteross.com/blogs/dante/2011/05/27/the-berrics-presents-hiphop-history101-busta-ryhmes/"> "Wanna impress me? Start manning up, Say something that sounds like you piss standin' up." The beat's minimal but works well since it leaves room for Busta and Uncle L do considerable damage. While both of the former "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/motion-picture-music-50-great-soundtrack-raps">Hit 'Em High</a>" cohorts shine, the outing's especially impressive for L because, as he rhymes, he hasn't dropped a verse in 36 months.

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Kevin Nottingham Presents Mama Said Knock You Out 20th Anniversary Remix Album

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<a href="http://kevinnottingham.bandcamp.com/"> 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, <a href="http://kevinnottingham.com/">KevinNottingham.com</a> is paying ultimate tribute to a vinyl staple in the MP3 era with a remix album.


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