LL Cool J

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Let me tell you what's up with all these New York cats
They got too rich and lost they grip on rap
They let the country boys take over the soundtrack
And blow the Superman kid straight off they back
Now everybody know where all the flavor is at
And if there's any drama, I'll be handlin' that

LL Cool J, 'New York, New York'

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”, “I’m Bad”, “The Boomin’ System”, “Rock The Bells”, and “Mama Said Knock You Out” as well as romantic ballads such as “I Need Love”, “Around the Way Girl”, and “Hey Lover”.
He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008’s Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. His latest album, Authentic, was released on April 30, 2013. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.