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With the breakthrough success of his hit single "I Need a Beat" and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became one of the first hip-hop acts to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-D. His twelfth album Exit 13 (2008), was his last for his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings. LL Cool J also is the host of Lip Sync Battle on Paramount Network.
LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. He currently plays NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna in the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.
LL won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1992 for the title track.
The album's immense success propelled Mama Said Knock You Out to be LL's top selling album of his career (as of 2002) and solidified his status as a hip-hop icon.
According to the Chicago Tribune, "[as] a kid growing up middle class and Catholic in Queens, life for LL was heart-breaking.
His father shot his mother and grandfather, nearly killing them both.
In a later interview, LL Cool J recalled the experience, stating "They pushed the lunch room tables together and me and my DJ, Cut Creator, started playing. As soon as it was over there were girls screaming and asking for autographs.
Under his new stage name, LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), That same year, Smith made his professional debut concert performance at Manhattan Center High School.The album featured the singles "I'm Bad", the revolutionary "I Need Love" - LL's first #1 R&B and Top 40 hit, "Bristol Hotel", and "Go Cut Creator Go".While Bigger and Deffer, which was a big success, was produced by the L. Posse (at the time consisting of Dwayne Simon, Darryl Pierce and, according to himself the most important for crafting the sound of the LP, Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin), Dwayne Simon was the only one left willing to work on producing LL Cool J's third album Walking with a Panther.Released in 1989, the album was a commercial success, with several charting singles ("Going Back to Cali," "I'm That Type of Guy," "Jingling Baby," "Big Ole Butt," and "One Shot at Love").Despite commercial appeal, thealbum however was often criticized by the hip-hop community as being too commercial and materialistic, and for focusing too much on love ballads.