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LL Cool J

American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from New York

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968) is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He is better known by his stage name LL Cool J (which is short for Ladies Love Cool James).[1]

LL Cool J
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LL Cool J in December 2017
Background information
Birth nameJames Todd Smith
Born (1968-01-14) January 14, 1968 (age 51)
Bay Shore, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1984-present
Labels429 Records, Def Jam, Violator, S-BRO
Associated actsJennifer Lopez, DMX, 50 Cent, Method Man
WebsiteOfficial website

He currently stars on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles as Special Agent Sam Hanna. As a rapper, he has released thirteen studio albums. Some of his most well known songs are "Mama Said Knock You Out", "I'm Bad", "Rock the Bells", "I Can't Live Without My Radio", and "The Boomin' System". His last album Authentic was released on April 30, 2013.[2]

Cool J is married to his wife Simone[3] and is a Christian.[4]






  1. "There's No Doubt "Ladies Love Cool James"". CBS News. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. "LL Cool J to Release 'Authentic' LP on April 30". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  3. "LL Cool J's Wife Overcame Cancer With Prayer". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  4. ""Last Holiday" Star Talks Film, Music and Faith". Retrieved 2014-06-09.

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