LL Cool J - Classic or Dud?

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Is he still hard as HELL? Is paradise very nice? Does he have some kind of no-dying clause in his movie contracts? Hot or not?

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

CLASSIC

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

He'll yet outlive us all. Because he's that type of guy.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. Classic for being what, 17 years old when he made Radio? That's nuts.

Best moment = 12" versh of "Rock the Bells". It's such a slamming relentless track. It's the perfection of braggadocio style. Sounds like the whole thing was recorded without a pause. He seems to be audibly running out of breath towards the end. Also, the way he growls at the end of each segment. just like Chuck Berry (sampled on "go cut creator go"!) on "Too Much Monkey Business".

I just bought a used copy of Walkin' With A Panther the other day because I wanted to hear it again ... and it was the frickin' censored version. Now I gotta take the thing back. Still, great record.

Why did he start out "Mama Said Knock You Out" w/ the line "don't call it a comeback"? 'Cause Walkin' With A Panther had hits!

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well the second is "I been here for years", isn't it?

Classic, BTW, J.Lo missteps notwithstanding. "Doin' It" is one of the best singles of the 90s.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I get to ask again: when did LL Cool J become Will Smith?

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

amateurist do you hate "all around entertainers"?

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 03:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

damage damage damage damage

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 04:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

classic then dud. exemplifies it. should have died before he got old.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 04:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, if only for "Mama Said...." the song. He absolutely tears across that track.

"Listen to the way I SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAY your crew."

Nick H, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 10:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I want to meet him so I can say "ladies love cool james" in a variety of increasingly silly voices until he goes INSANE. Or twats me

j0e (j0e), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 11:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he is a great example of how ladies do love cool james's.

classic now dud (although the track he did about booty (i think it was with ludacris????? was pretty cool) so i guess he is classic with the occasional daliance in to dud

james (james), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lately, massive dud. Early on, classic.

maria b (maria b), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Are those beefcake videos meant to be totally over-the-top?

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone who thinks LL fell off should go download "the ripper strikes back" right now

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, every video he's made is supposed to be over the top.
He's such a little post-modern prankster!

(Jess, one hot song does not a career revival make)

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I mean all the low-angle shots of LL rubbing his bare chest and licking his lips....

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. The Rod Stewart of the rap world. Unstoppable, immediately identifiable, even when it's crap, it's LL's crap, and could be no one else's.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he doesn't need a career revival! he never went anywhere! he's the only rapper who's managed a (successful) career for this long! stop hatin!

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like his stuff, tho not nearly as much as I used to (he changed, not me). I think he does that kiss-his-finger-and-toss-kiss-to-"girl" thing waaay too much, too; irritates the hell out of me.

matt riedl (veal), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"the ripper strikes back"..... downloaded. mind unchanged, sorry.

maria b (maria b), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, on Adam F's album Kaos he totally ace's it on 'The Greatest of All Time' pure bragging bullshitting goodness...and that bass sound...woah. :)

Maimonides (Maimonides), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 11:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

still hot!!

the art teacher in my high school wz ll cool j's cousin.

geeta (geeta), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 12:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
First song off new album:

"It's LL and Santana"

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my defense of LL on this thread is a little extreme

strongo hulkington is a guy with a belly button piercing (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Untoppable as a stage performer.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Extremity in the defense of LL is no vice!

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Extremism, I mean.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not everybody can be as even-tempered and realistic about LL as K is, strongo.

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 00:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I gradually have realized that LL is a really horrible actor.

Zwan (miccio), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 01:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Gradually?

Pete Scholtes (Pete Scholtes), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 15:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It took a while to get over my desire to enjoy his presence in films like Deep Blue Sea, Halloween H20 and Mindhunters.

"eenie meanie minie mo, which muthafucka's the next to go?"

ant@work.com, Tuesday, 11 April 2006 16:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Fools! After the mountains have crumbled to dust and the western winds blow your ashes across the horizon, El El will still be there. Forever.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 16:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Man, I got the new album with Canibus on it (Cloak n Dagga), and he's STILL dissing LL. I mean, LL knocked him the fuck out like six years ago, and he still hasn't gotten over it. Is there a word for someone who just keeps trying to fight after they've been beaten and forgotten? (By the way, that album's pretty shitty, though often inadvertantly hilarious).

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 18:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The new LL/J-Lo single is horrible.

LL has been corny as hell for years.

LL knocked him the fuck out like six years ago

LL hasn't knocked *anyone* the fuck out since like '91

Chris Bergen (Cee Bee), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 18:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

second round KO was so much better than any of LL's disses against canibus.

i love LL though.. he's a pip.

does he still have that skinny moustache? that freaked me out for real.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 19:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

second round KO was so much better than any of LL's disses against canibus.

so true

Chris Bergen (Cee Bee), Tuesday, 11 April 2006 19:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm just playing, I actually forgot L.L. was great in Woo. "Take off your clothes."

Pete Scholtes (Pete Scholtes), Wednesday, 12 April 2006 00:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And for the record, too classic to ever be anything but classic. Radio was the first compact disc I bought.

Pete Scholtes (Pete Scholtes), Wednesday, 12 April 2006 15:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

classic for facing down fox news' bizzare use of an old interview. wtf to fox's snippy put-down of a response (we "wish him the best with his fledgling acting career")

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 1 April 2010 01:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

fledgling since the movie Toys, yeah.

Jack traded Milky-White to the troll for a magical (remy bean), Thursday, 1 April 2010 01:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

stay classy, fox news network.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 1 April 2010 01:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqQ0rLY-Qo

scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 00:17 (four years ago) Permalink

don't sleep on LL in Maine. might change your life...

scott seward, Saturday, 26 January 2013 01:59 (four years ago) Permalink

awesome

is he playing a school dance??

xxx heady xxx heady (haitch), Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I have a house in Brooklyn, I live in Queens...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:13 (four years ago) Permalink

is there such a thing as "live in Maine"?

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:43 (four years ago) Permalink

history maine

some dude, Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:47 (four years ago) Permalink

this is fantastic.

mr.raffles, Saturday, 26 January 2013 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

"memorieeeees..." bahahaha this video is the best.

mr.raffles, Saturday, 26 January 2013 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink

This is rap's Gimme Shelter, Stop Making Sense, and Last Waltz rolled into one half-hour masterpiece

Walter Galt, Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:25 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

what I am taking away from the first three tracks on Authentic is that LL is way more interested in collaborating with people than he is in making a cohesive album

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:51 (four years ago) Permalink

you say that as if that's at all unique for the past 15 years of hip hop

bish don't kmt (some dude), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:08 (four years ago) Permalink

not at all unique, just... this is so LAZY

is there a gear below autopilot?

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

authenticpilot

bish don't kmt (some dude), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

my entire hip-hop existence is defined by giving older dudes a massive pass and I've been pro-LL through "Headsprung" so the degree to which this whole thing is just a bland belly flop is legitimately upsetting

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

okay bland is maybe not the best word to describe "We're The Greatest", lol

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

LL, and increasingly Jay-Z, are kind of in a category to me of artists who've already had such unprecedented longevity that at this point anything good they do is just a bonus round and anything that sucks is like, well, they had a good run.

bish don't kmt (some dude), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:01 (four years ago) Permalink

"my entire hip-hop existence is defined by giving older dudes a massive pass"

Deafening silence (DL), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:08 (four years ago) Permalink

"my entire _____ existence is defined by giving older dudes a massive _____"

The Reverend, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:09 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I am pretty sure that YouTube was invented so that one day it would be able to play this video. My friend who brought it to my attention explained it thusly:

"A German dude, who sounds like Falco, his mom driving a car and chiming in on the chorus with his dad in the back seat with an accordion and covering the scratches."

Absolutely brilliant. And when they finish the song, keep listening because German dude's outro is equally brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-VM5wqzhWY

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 22 February 2015 05:30 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

G.O.A.T, this one.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:18 (one week ago) Permalink


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