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LL Cool J

Rapper, Actor
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Bay Shore, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 January 1968
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.87 m
Education: Hillcrest High School

LL Cool J was bornon 14 January 1968 in Bay Shore, New York, American, is Rapper, Actor. LL Cool J is a ground-breaking hip-hop artist, most celebrated for popularizing hip-hop music all across the globe. The double-Grammy winner fought against domestic violence in his childhood to emerge as a child-prodigy and started composing tracks by the age of 11. Dealing with childhood abuse toughened him up, something which is reflected in his powerful and hard-hitting lyrics. He signed with a new Record Company, ‘Def Jam Recordings’, and was single-handedly responsible for its success. He continued his relationship with the company for 23 years, producing 13 albums in the process. Despite his prospering music career, LL Cool J was not one to get complacent or rest on his laurels and instead, tried his hand in a new field, acting. His acting career had a slow start, but in time LL Cool J established his credentials as an actor with a string of power-packed performances in films as well as TV shows. LL Cool J has also displayed his versatility, as he started a music record label, started his own clothing line and also co-authored four books. Despite an immensely successful career, LL Cool J remains a devoted husband and father and continues to be a music icon.


$100 Million


LL Cool J released his next and most recent album ‘Authentic’, in 2013, featuring appearances from numerous other artists including ‘Eddie Van Halen’, ‘Snoop Dogg’, ‘Seal’ and ‘Brad Paisley


This famous hip-hop artist and actor hosted the prestigious music awards, ‘Grammy Awards’, three times – from 2012 to 2014


In 2009, LL Cool J was cast as a regular in the still-running CBS TV series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, in which he plays special agent ‘Sam Hanna’, a Navy investigator


In 2008, LL Cool J started a record label called ‘Boomdizzle’ that doubled up a as a social networking site as well


Simone was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2004, but eventually recovered


From 2000 to 2008, in spite of having a promising acting career, LL Cool J continued to churn out albums which were moderate-to-big successes


In 1999, among other films, he was a part of the blockbuster science-fiction horror film ‘Deep Blue Sea’, which grossed more than $250 million worldwide


From 1996 to 1998, he played supporting roles in a few films such as ‘The Right to Remain Silent’, ‘Caught Up’, ‘Woo’ and ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’


In 1995, he released his next album ‘Mr Smith’, featuring the track ‘Hey Lover’


In 1993, Todd started his own music label called ‘P


LL Cool J’s 1990 album ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ is his masterpiece and is considered a classic


LL Cool J’s third album, ‘Walking with a Panther’ was released in 1989 and although it was a commercial success, his fans did not like the presence of so many ‘soft’ songs in the album


LL Cool J’s revolutionary 1987 album ‘Bigger and Deffer’ is his most successful album till date


Todd also kick-started his acting career in 1985, appearing as himself in the film ‘Krush Groove’, which was about the beginning of ‘Def Jam Recordings’


In 1984, at the age of 16, Todd met Rick Rubin, a student of New York University

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