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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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LL Cool J Shouldn’t Be Nominated For The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.

First Run DMC, then Public Enemy now LL Cool J. There is no doubt that LL Cool J is a Hip Hop legend.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LL Cool J Nominated for 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LL's definitely earned this.

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LL Cool J Will Be First Rapper Awarded at 2017 Kennedy Center Honors

The veteran hip-hop star will be joining Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie and more for the induction.

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LL Cool J Expands Partnership With CBS
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LL Cool J to be First Hip-Hop Artist Honored by the Kennedy Center

LL Cool J can add another achievement to an already incredibly long list.

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Bryan Bedde, Getty Images

Havoc, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Questlove, LL Cool J, Ice T and More Attend Prodigy’s Funeral

The hip-hop community was on hand to say farewell to Prodigy.

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Focus On Sport, Getty Images

20 Great Rap Lyrics for Die-Hard Boxing Fans

XXL highlights 20 unforgettable rap lyrics celebrating boxing's biggest icons and the sport as a whole.

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2017 People’s Choice Awards Winners

Check out the big winners at the 2017 People's Choice Awards.

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Harry How, Chelsea Lauren, Getty Images (3)

19 Rappers Over 45 And Still in the Rap Game

Clearly hip-hop isn't just a young man's sport.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

20 Best Smooth Talkers in Hip-Hop

These 20 rappers have a penchant for smooth-talking on tracks and making the ladies go crazy.

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LL Cool J Pretends To Retire, Then Announces New Album

LL Cool J went on a since-deleted Twitter rant, declared he was retiring, then revealed he's actually working on new music.

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LL Cool J Freestyles Over Unreleased Dr. Dre Beat

LL Cool J shows he still has it over a Dre instrumental

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

LL Cool J Reminds Twitter He’s Still One of the GOATs

LL Cool J takes to Twitter and asserts that he is still one of the greatest rappers of all-time.

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LL Cool J Is a Peewee Longway Fan

The poster boy for golden era hip-hop is a fan of a Southern trap rapper?

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Theo Wargo / Kevork Djansezian / Jason LaVeris, Getty Images (3)

10 Best and Worst Moments at 2016 Grammy Awards

In case you missed the 2016 Grammys, here are the best and worst moments from the night.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Diddy and LL Cool J Learn About Their Past in ‘Finding Your Roots’ [VIDEO]

Diddy and LL Cool J both got some shocking news when they appeared on the PBS series 'Finding Your Roots.'

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10 Hip-Hop Songs Sampling Earth, Wind & Fire

As the music world mourns the loss of a true innovator XXL digs through the digital crates to see just how impactful Earth Wind & Fire have had on the hip-hop world. Here are ten hip-hop songs that sample Earth Wind & Fire classics.

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Cindy Ord / Vivien Killilea, Getty Images (2)

6 Rappers Speak Out on 2016 Oscars Controversy

A few rappers have solid arguments as to which side of the fence they sit on when it comes to the 2016 Oscars controversy. Find out what Will Smith, Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J and K Camp have to say.

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LL Cool J Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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LL Cool J Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Just weeks before he hosts the Grammys for a fifth consecutive time, LL received a major honor.

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Johnny Nunez, Getty Images

LL Cool J’s Son Arrested Following Altercation at New York Restaurant

LL Cool J isn't usually in the news when it comes to legal trouble but the same can't be said for his son, Najee Smith, who had a run-in with the police Tuesday (Sept. 29).

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25 Years Ago: LL Cool J Releases ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ Album

On the 25th anniversary of LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' album, The Boombox takes a look back at the project that served as rebirth of sorts for the rapper.

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100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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10 Rappers & Singers Who Will Make You Want to Hit the Gym

Whether they'll inspire you to do an extra set of push-ups after work or just give you some eye candy to snack on during your coffee break, here's 10 Rappers & Singers Who Will Make You Want to Hit the Gym.

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Usher, Pharrell, Common to Perform, LL Cool J to Host at 2015 Grammy Awards

After winning the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for ‘Glory’, from the MLK movie ‘Selma,’ Common and John Legend will perform the tune at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Also hitting the stage is Usher and Pharrell Williams.

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Ashanti and LL Cool J’s Daughter Have a Twerk Session [VIDEO]

Amber Rose and Black Chyna aren’t the only ladies twerking for the 'Gram. Over the weekend, R&B singer Ashanti and LL Cool J’s 18-year old daughter, Samaria, had a pajama party where they were hard at twerk.

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LL Cool J Drops ‘I’m Nice’ Video Featuring Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz

Throughout his career LL Cool J has been famous for putting other rappers on in his video. From 'I Shot Ya' to '4-3-2-1,' LL is not afraid to share the microphone with his fellow rap peers. In his new video for 'I'm Nice,' he gives Raekwon and battle rapper Murder Mook some shine over Ron Browz's head-nodding productions.

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“GHETTO” by August Alsina feat Rich Homie Quan is Ghetto-fabulous! [VIDEO]

From my hood to your hood, rep ya hood cap region!  August Alsina loves a sexy hood chick! Check out this sexy video now!

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LL Cool J Makes Fun of Kanye West, Performs ‘I Need Love’ on ‘Arsenio’ [VIDEO]

As Jimmy Fallon makes some noise in late-night programming wtih the 'Tonight Show,' Arsenio Hall is still keeping steady, hosting the revival of his talk show. One of his latest guests is hip-hop legend LL Cool J, who took a comedic jab at Kanye West during his appearance on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Monday night (Feb. 24).

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Happy Bday to LL Cool J

Happy born day to Ladies Love Cool James!!! LL Cool J for short of course, or Uncle L, the lip licker, ya know , his signature move that sill makes the ladies melt! LL Cool J turned the big 46 today!

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Wednesday Warm Up

Did you know that it isn't even officially winter yet?? Mmm hmm, Mother Nature lovvesss messing with us Cap Regioners, she does, she does!! So, I took it upon myself to find a song and video that will help warm us up on this Wednesday.

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XXL Celebrates 40 Years of Hip-Hop With Jay Z, Lil Wayne and More Special Covers

XXL celebrates 40 years of hip-hop with five special anniversary covers featuring Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Outkast and LL Cool J.

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