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LL Cool J

LL Cool J

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", "Rock The Bells", and "Mama Said Knock You Out" as well as romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl", and "Hey Lover". He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. His latest album, Authentic, was released on April 30, 2013. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.Awards and nominationsGrammy AwardsMTV Video Music AwardsNAACP Image Awards1996 – Best Rap Artist, for "Mr. Smith"1997 – Best Rap Artist, for "Mr. Smith"2001 – Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, for "G.O.A.T."2003 – Outstanding Male ArtistSoul Train Music Awards1987 – Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap - Single for "I Need Love"2003 – Quincy Jones Award, for "outstanding career achievements in the field of entertainment"Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000 – "Favorite Supporting Actor – Action" from Deep Blue SeaThe New York Music Awards15 New York Music AwardsSoul Train Awards10 Soul Train AwardsBillboard Awards1 Billboard AwardRock The Vote Award1997 – "Patrick Lippert Award"'Source Awards2003 – Source Foundation Image Award, for "his community work"Long Island Music Hall of Fame2007 – Inducted as part of the Inaugural Class of Inductees for his contribution to Long Island's rich musical heritageBET Hip Hop Awards2011 – Honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award for his contributions to hip-hop culture

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