LL Cool J is a famous American rapper and actor. His name stands for «Ladies Love Cool James».
LL Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James), an important figure in the hip-hop community, has managed to maintain popularity for over a decade. LL is equally famous for both romantic compositions ("I Need Love") and hard tracks ("I Can't Live Without My Radio"). LL Cool J is also a sex symbol for her gorgeous body.
James Todd Smith was born on January 14, 1968 in New York. The musician came to the pseudonym LL Cool J by shortening the phrase "Ladies Love Cool James" ("ladies love cool James"). At the age of 4, after his parents divorced, he remained in the care of his grandparents.
The rap legend began to dive into hip-hop culture back in the late 70s, when he was only 9 years old. At the age of 11, he already tried himself as an artist in a local team, and at 13 he began recording at his home mini-studio. James received the recording equipment from his grandfather instead of the constantly begging bike. Having sent out his demos to a few labels, the 15-year-old rapper received the only response from the just starting company Def Jam records. It was LL Cool J's debut album "Radio", dating from 1985, that became the first release of one of the largest rap labels in history. The disc instantly became a hip-hop classic and a favorite subject of music critics' discussion, and LL himself embarked on a world tour with Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.