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.:


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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