LL Cool J Portrait

NEW YORK - CIRCA 1988: Rapper LL Cool J poses for a portrait wearing a Kangol hat in circa 1988 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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LL Cool J for Troop clothing line shoot, 1988. Ricky Powell was the unofficial Def Jam photographer from 1986ñ1988, photographing Hip Hopís biggest starsóRun-DMC, the Beastie Boys, and LL Cool Jóin their earliest days on the world stage.

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LL Cool J Pictures 2007

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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Slick Rick Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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Today is hip-hop legends, LL Cool J and Slick Rick, birthday. They have been in the game for over two decades and have provided hip-hop fans with plenty of classic material. To honor these two giants, let's take a look at some cool throwback photo's that should have you feeling nostalgic. Enjoy!