An icon. A legend. A superstar. And now, a Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer. The career of LL COOL J is filled with staggering firsts, improbable accomplishments and an ever-diversifying imprint across entertainment and business. But, first and foremost, the Farmers Blvd product is an emcee and an artist. And since 1985, LL COOL J has delivered so much musical greatness and so many hits. His body of work represents decades of Hip-Hop in sound and scope, it's unlike any other the genre has ever seen.
From his debut as a teenage b-boy on Radio, to his transformation into one of the rap game's most consistent chart-toppers with Mr. Smith a decade later, to his cemented status as a cultural icon with The DEFinition a decade after that, there has been no one in Hip-Hop like James Todd Smith. As he preps his latest work and as he is inducted alongside musical icons into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, what better time to revisit the classic career of one of rap's greatest. The G.O.A.T. who invented G.O.A.T. The man who built Def Jam.
In recognition of his stellar career, we picked the 25 Dopest LL COOL J Songs.