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LL Cool J
Name : LL Cool J
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Date of Birth : 1968-01-14
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Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Musician
Brief Bio : James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop rapper and actor. LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James." He is known for romantic ballads such as... - More...
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: “Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B”
Vibe - New York, NY, USA - In the past twenty-years there have been many historians who’ve captured the birth and re-birth of hip hop and R&B, but authors Cameron Lazerine and Devin Lazerine has taken his time to create the ultimate guide to the tumultuous art form in his newest book, “Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B.”

Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, “Rap-Up” features a foreword by T.I., and is set to hit bookshelves today. Check out an exclusive excerpt from the book only on VIBE.com:

CHAPTER 1
Back In The Day
80's Solo-Rap
In a decade so closely associated with bad sitcoms, cocaine, terrible fashion, and
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/29/2008 09:02:38 AM | Permalink
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CPX Interactive Leaps, Launches New Voting PSA
Adrants - Groton, MA, USA - If you're in New York tonight and looking for something to do, you could head over to the Merc Bar in SoHo for CPX Interactive's Leap and Launch party (RSVP). At the event, footage from a recently shot Hip-Hop Get Out The Vote PSA featuring Snoop Dog, George Lucas, Ciara, LL Cool J, Jim Jones, Andre Harrell and other celebrities. The PSA, developed by CPX Interactive's new Caliber 1 Media entertainment division in partnership with Russell Simmon's Hip-Hop Action Network, will urge young people to register to vote at voteforit08.org (not live yet).
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Celebrities : Ciara, George Lucas, Jim Jones, Andre Harrell, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity Public Relations, Celebrity Causes
Posted 2/29/2008 12:02:45 AM | Permalink
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NutriSystem and Celebrities Team Up to Benefit the American Heart Association
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - After shedding the pounds with NutriSystem, some big names are shedding their shirts and other exclusive items to raise money for the American Heart Association. In connection with Heart Disease Awareness Month and in celebration of the recent launch of NutriSystem Advanced, a new heart healthy program, NutriSystem, Inc. today announced that it is auctioning off an exclusive collection of authentic
entertainment and sports memorabilia to benefit the American Heart Association.

Beginning today, fans will have the opportunity to bid on iconic,nostalgic items that celebrities have donated to NutriSystem in order to raise awareness for heart disease and to connect with their
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Celebrities : Shannon Sharpe, Ne-Yo, Jim McMahon, Paula Abdul, LL Cool J
Categories : Celebrity Causes, Celebrity Health News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/29/2008 12:02:43 AM | Permalink
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LL COOL J, LOUIS GOSSETT JR. AND YOLANDA ADAMS HEADLINE THIRD
The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg, VA, USA - The third annual Virginia Black Expo in Hampton will be "doin' it well" Saturday with rapper LL Cool J.

LL, gospel singer Yolanda Adams and actor Louis Gossett Jr. will be this year's featured guests giving speeches and performing at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The expo's theme this year is "Cultural Commerce and International Business," featuring more than 200 black-owned businesses.

The goal of the expo is to give business owners the tools and opportunities to develop working relationships and market their products.

Thomas-McCants Media Inc. runs the Black Expo, which is the largest of its kind, said company president Gerry McCants. The
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Celebrities : Louis Gossett Jr., Yolanda Adams, LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity Causes, Celebrity News
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:05 AM | Permalink
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CBS eyes 'Man' for midseason
Hollywood Reporter - United States - CBS is close to picking up the LL Cool J-starring drama "The Man" for midseason with a six-episode order, sources said.

"Man," from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" creator Anthony Zuiker, was shot as a pilot presentation this past development season. It didn't make the cut in May but remained in contention for midseason.

"CSI: NY" showrunners Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are in talks to come aboard the show to run it.

The CBS Paramount Network TV-produced "Man," which stars LL Cool J as an undercover Los Angeles cop who takes care of an orphaned boy, would be reworked. Only LL Cool J
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Celebrities : Eddie Money, Stack Bundles, Tim McGraw, LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 8/17/2007 12:08:35 AM | Permalink
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LL Cool J could be The Man for CBS
Actress Archives - New York City, NY, USA - LL Cool J was rumored to be a part of the fall schedule months ago, but was left off the list when the networks came around with their final choices for new shows. Not so fast. Several sources this week report that LL Cool J might still be The Man after all and his new show with that title could find a spot on CBS for a midseason pickup, something that's expected to be announced by the network any minute now. Variety reports that a six-episode production deal is in the works and that LL Cool J will headline The
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 8/17/2007 12:08:12 AM | Permalink
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LL COOL J Will Play Reggae Sumfest
RAPWEEKLY.COM - Scottsdale, AZ, USA - Rap superstar LL COOL J has decided he will perform at a Jamaican reggae festival this summer - four days after event organisers announced he was cancelling his appearance.

Organisers of the 15th Annual Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay released a statement on Friday (08Jun07) stating that the Hush star - real name James Todd Smith - had pulled out of his scheduled performance, due to take place in July (07).

The rapper's management confirmed their client had cancelled the date, along with the rest of his summer tour, due to an unspecified family problem.

But LL Cool J has made
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 6/13/2007 12:06:06 AM | Permalink
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Over Thirty Years Later, LL Cool J Speaks On Rift With MC Hammer
Vibe
LL Cool J's discography hosts hard-hitting lyrics that made him an outlasting rapper from the late 80s up to 2013's Authentic. Given his success in the early stages of his career, LL was seen as a prime target for established or rising artists. Now, to ...

Atlanta Black Star

LL Cool J Finally Talks About Dissing MC Hammer 30 Years Ago In Infamous Beef
Atlanta Black Star
It's been almost 30 years but LL Cool J finally spoke about his infamous cut “To Da Break of Dawn,” where he dedicated each verse to dissing a different rapper, Ice-T, Kool Moe Dee and MC Hammer. Hammer mentioned LL's name in his 1987 cut “Let's Get It ...

Okayplayer

LL Cool J Finally Addressed Past Beef with MC Hammer
Okayplayer
LL Cool J has finally cleared the air about his age-old beef with MC Hammer. The hip-hop legend teamed up with SiriusXM in March on Rock The Bells Radio before launching the fan-focused Instagram interview series, “Rock The Bells Q&A with LL Cool J” ...

St. Augustine Record

The Farr Side: Rock Hall, part 2
St. Augustine Record
In a recent column, I explored nominees for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here�s a further look. Nominees include first-timers Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks and Todd Rundgren. They join rapper LL Cool J and Kraftwerk, ...

Ambrosia For Heads

LL Cool J Remembers Knocking Out MC Hammer With A Diss & Explains Why (Video)
Ambrosia For Heads
On his “I Shot Ya (Remix)” LL Cool J reminded music fans that his victories included wins against Kool Moe Dee, Ice-T, and M.C. Hammer. Five years prior, on LL Cool J's fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out, he seemingly left the ring victorious with a ...

The Root

Ice Cube and LL Cool J Have Plans for World Domination
The Root
Don't call it a comeback. They've been here for years. After conquering Hollywood and breathing new life into relics like Allen Iverson with his wildly successful Big3 basketball league, Ice Cube and serial Blistex connoisseur LL Cool J are joining ...

The Shadow League (blog)

Ice Cube, LL Cool J On The Hunt To Buy Several Sports TV Stations
The Shadow League (blog)
A Hip-Hop collaboration no one saw coming. Good friends and legendary rappers LL Cool J and Ice Cube are reportedly joining forces to bid on 22 regional sports channels, according to reports from TMZ. The Justice Dept is forcing Disney to sell said ...

The Source

Ice Cube and LL Cool J Plan to Buy Sports TV Stations
The Source
The OGs got some moves up their sleeves. Ice Cube and LL Cool J are looking to head into the arena of television ownership. The long-time veterans have a long history in entertainment, beginning both as rappers and then transitioning to film. For Cube ...

For RTOs & ISOs: 'Don't call it a market' (props to LL Cool J)
Utility Dive
To paraphrase the unlikely energy policy influencer LL Cool J, don't call it a market even though it has been here for years. The term "market" for the fully restructured RTOs/ISOs was brilliant PR, but a category error in describing what amounts to an ...
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