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Comparing Jay Z, 50 Cent And LL Cool J At Age 35

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Artist: LL Cool J
Borough: Queens
Age When First Album Dropped: 17
Turned 35: 2003
Years In The Game To That Point: 18
Number Of Albums: 9 (6 Platinum)
No. 1 Albums: 1
Top 40 Singles: 11
Labels: Def Jam, Violator, 429 Records, S-BRO, P.O.G.
Beefs: Kool Moe Dee, MC Shan, Ice-T, MC Hammer, Tupac, Canibus, Wyclef Jean, Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson
Women: Simone Johnson
Other Ventures: Starred in 17 movies (such as Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Any Given Sunday and Charlie’s Angels) and had roles in three television series
Clothing lines like TROOP and Todd Smith
Authored 2 books: an autobiography titled I Make My Own Rules (1998) and a children’s book called And The Winner Is… (2002)
Grammys: 9 nominations, 2 wins (1992, Best Rap Solo Performance, “Mama Said Knock You Out”; 1997, Best Rap Solo Performance, “Hey Lover”)
Biggest Collaborations: Boyz II Men, Jennifer Lopez, Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo, DMX, Method Man, The Dream  
Albums (Billboard 200 Peak): Radio (46) 1985; Bigger and Deffer (3) 1987; Walking with a Panther (6) 1989; Mama Said Knock You Out (16) 1990; 14 Shots to the Dome (5) 1993; Mr. Smith (4) 1995; Phenomenon (7) 1997; G.O.A.T. (1) 2000; 10 (2) 2002
Singles: Top 40 Chart Success (Hot 100): “Paradise” (36); “Luv You Better” (4); “Father” (18); “Loungin'” (3); “Doin’ It” (9); “Hey Lover” featuring Boyz II Men (3); “Mama Said Knock You Out” (17); “Around The Way Girl” (9); “I’m That Type Of Guy” (15); “Going Back To Cali” (31); “I Need Love” (14);

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