L.L. Cool J, called himself the G.O.A.T. and even dropped an album by the same name, and I’ve always had the opinion that in the rap game, as a solo artist, he is SURELY the Greatest Of All Time. Forget Hov, Nas, Biggie, Pun, Pac and any other rapper you desire to throw into the ring, but L.L. was on the Def Jam ship when it first left the docks and rode that joint longer than any other solo artist today, relevant or not. He’s destroyed crews and opposing rappers single handedly, from Ice-T, Hammer, Kool Moe D to Cannibus and so on and so on. Battling and dissing, holding the crown all while making love songs for the ladies who loved Cool James. Peep Cool J in an early interview:
L.L. holds Grammys for Best Rap Solo Performance in (1991 – Mama Said Knock You Out) and (1996 – Hey Lover).
If you love hip hop, then sit back and enjoy the start of it all, when EVERY aspiring rapper like myself WISHED we were L.L.: