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LL Cool J was born to James and Ondrea Smith in Long Island, New York, and was christened as James Todd Smith. Todd’s interest in hip-hop music began when he was just nine. Two years later, he was already composing songs on a DJ system his grandfather had gifted him.

In 1984, at the age of 16, Todd met Rick Rubin, a student of New York University. Rubin was impressed by Todd’s music and both of them created a single, ‘I Need a Beat’.

In 1991, LL Cool J won an ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for his hit track ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ in the category ‘Best Rap Video’.

LL Cool J won his first Grammy award in the category ‘Best Rap Solo Performance’ in 1992 for his song ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’.

LL Cool J married Simone Smith in 1995 and fathered four children with her. Simone was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2004, but eventually recovered.

Ll Cool J and Family

In 1997, he won his second Grammy, again in the same category of ‘Best Rap Solo Performance’ for the song ‘Hey Lover’ from the album ‘Mr. Smith’.

In 1993, Todd started his own music label called ‘P.O.G.’, or ‘Power Of God’. He also formed the music-production company ‘Rock The Bells’ which worked with artists like ‘Amyth’, ‘Smokeman’, ‘Natice’

n 2000, he won a ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ in the category ‘Favourite Supporting Actor – Action’ for his role in the film ‘Deep Blue Sea’.

Deep Blue Sea Scene
In 2000, Todd released the album ‘G.O.A.T.’, the full-form of which was ‘Greatest of All Time’. The album reached the top of US Billboard 200 list and remains his only album to do so.

In 2009, LL Cool J was cast as a regular in the still-running CBS TV series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, in which he plays special agent ‘Sam Hanna’, a Navy investigator.

In 2013, he won a ‘Teen Choice Award’ in the category ‘Choice TV Actor: Action’ for his role in ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’.

In 2012, LL Cool J broke a burglar’s nose and jaw after he caught him in his house. He later handed over the burglar to the police.


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