Today In Hip-Hop: LL Cool J Releases ‘Phenomenon’

On this day, October 10, in hip-hop history... 1997: LL Cool J was your quintessential rapper. The Queens native was on a rampage during his earlier years prior to Phenomenon. With six albums and a couple of Grammys under his belt, it appeared that Todd Smith was damn near impeccable. He mastered the art of integrating love songs with hard-hitting anthems into one cohesive project. While some applauded LL for his resiliency for his effort to keep pushing forward, others had already labeled his career over. With Puff Daddy serving as the executive producer for LL's newest endeavor, it appeared that LL Cool ...

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